Farmington River WMA Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife North Main Road Parking Area
North Main Road, Otis, MA

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North Main Road Parking Area in Otis, MA | Berkshires Outside
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About North Main Road Parking Area

Running through the western portion of the Farmington River Wildlife Management Area in Otis, North Main Road provides pull-off areas as parking for WMA visitors. Offering a wild, unmaintained landscape, the Farmington River Wildlife Management Area is ideal for hunting, fishing, viewing wildlife, and experiencing the Berkshire outdoors. Bushwhacking is likely required throughout the property.

North Main Road gives visitors the opportunity to access the West Branch of the Farmington River. The river runs alongside and west of North Main Road. Explorers can enter the forest from the parking area and traverse roughly a half mile of mixed woods before meeting the Farmington River. Providing fishing opportunities, the river is stocked with trout by MassWildlife. In addition to the river and forests, wetlands and swamps are common features of the WMA’s landscape.

The Farmington River Wildlife Management Area is just under 2,000 acres in size and touches Becket in addition to Otis. The recent regrowth of 55 acres has provided an excellent habitat for diverse wildlife. White-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, snowshoe hare, black bear, river otter, American beaver, and waterfowl are common on the WMA. For wildlife viewers, dozens of bird species inhabit the area, and a keen-eyed explorer may find a moose. The Farmington River Wildlife Management Area in Otis provides an excellent opportunity to experience the revered natural beauty and wilderness of Western Massachusetts.

The Massachusetts hunting regulations website should be consulted by prospective hunters.

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