About Hop Brook WMA - Run Way
The Hop Brook Wildlife Management Area is an amazing expanse of wilderness hidden within Lee, MA, where visitors can enjoy multiple diverse ecosystems in this part of the Berkshires. Run Way is an access point to the Hope Brook WMA that provides visitors with facilities and trails to ensure an engaging and delightful experience. From the access point, visitors will begin their journey into Hop Brook through grassy meadows, where they might spot rabbits, nesting birds, and pollinators such as butterflies darting through the wildflowers. The meadows then lead into dense forests and wetlands surrounding the Housatonic River, which Hop Brook enters. The Run Way access to the Hop Brook WMA offers access to the Housatonic River for fishing. This portion of the river has good fishing opportunities for Trout, Northern Pike, Largemouth & Smallmouth Bass. This section of the Housatonic River is designated a Catch and Release area All fish caught must be released. Fishing allowed with artificial lures only. The use of natural or artificial baits such as worms, shiners or other live bait, cheese, corn, or salmon or other fish eggs is prohibited.
Hunting is a common pastime in the Hop Brook WMA, as many animal species commonly call this area of Western Massachusetts home, such as white-tailed deer, turkeys, rabbits, and geese. From the Run Way access point of Hop Brook, hunters can easily park their vehicles, unload their gear, and head into the meadows to enjoy a day in the stunning landscape. Hop Brook, with its vast diversity of plant and animal species and its array of ecosystems and environments, is a perfect location for hunting or hiking in the Berkshires.