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Dolomite Ledges WMA

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

Towns: Egremont, Sheffield
Acreage: 320

Wildlife Management Zone: 3


This area protects a unique natural area of ledges and outcrops comprised of dolomite, a magnesium-rich limestone. Conifers cover a large part of the area mainly along the lowest and highest slopes with hardwoods, mostly oaks, in the middle. Once at the “ledges”, the slope rises very steeply to the west gaining 1,000 vertical feet in just over 2,430 ground feet. The area is very steep with some flat ridges.

Location, access, & parking

There is no formal parking area. A small grass pull-off along Route 41 affords room for 2 to 3 vehicles. See WMA map.    

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

Hunting opportunities

While the rocky terrain does not lend itself to easy hunting access, white-tailed deer, wild turkey, and bobcat may be pursued here.

Hunting regulations

Wildlife viewing & other features

This area is unique in its geology and has several old roads that meander through it.

Get wildlife viewing tips.


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 Dolomite Ledges WMA


88 Old Windsor Road, Dalton, MA 01226

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