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Day Mountain WMA

Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) are open to the public for fishing, hunting, trapping, hiking, and wildlife viewing.

Towns: Dalton
Acreage: 382
Wildlife Management Zone2


Day Mountain WMA consists primarily of rich mesic forests including hardwoods such as sugar maple, white ash, and basswood among others. White pine is also found throughout the property.  

Location, access, & parking

Parking access is located on East Street in Dalton.  See WMA map.    

Note: WMAs are intentionally wild, visitors will find natural landscapes rather than maintained trails.

Hunting opportunities

Day Mountain WMA provides suitable habitat and hunting opportunities for white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and ruffed grouse.

Hunting regulations

Wildlife viewing & other features

The Appalachian Trail abuts the property and cuts through the western part of the WMA.

Get wildlife viewing tips.


Hunting is not allowed on the Appalachian Trail.

Read Wildlife Management Area regulations.

About Wildlife Management Areas

MassWildlife owns and manages over 220,000 acres of land to conserve fish and wildlife habitats and provide access for outdoor recreation. All WMAs are open to hunting, fishing, trapping, and other outdoor recreation activities. Visit the MassWildlife Lands Viewer for an interactive map of MassWildlife properties.

You can support land protection in Massachusetts. Contributions to the Wildlands Fund help pay for the cost of acquiring wildlife habitat. Learn more about the Wildlands Fund

Contact   for Day Mountain WMA


88 Old Windsor Road, Dalton, MA 01226

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