About Stafford Hill Rd Parking Area South
This parking area will bring visitors to the southern end of the Stafford Hill Wildlife Management Area. Immediately upon arriving at the parking lot, visitors will see a large field bordered by a tall forest.
Stafford Hill WMA offers an ideal place for wildlife viewing and hunting during appropriate Western Massachusetts seasons. The WMA has been working to restore young forest environments and fields, which generate unique ecosystems for visitors to observe. For example, meadows and groves of quaking aspen create an excellent habitat for game birds. At the right time of year, the WMA is populated by ring-necked pheasants, ruffed grouse, and American woodcock. The property is also home to other game animals, including wild turkey and white-tailed deer.
Stafford Hill WMA serves to protect the natural environments of the Berkshires. Rare ecosystems, like a calcareous sloping fen, can be found in the area. The property also provides scenic views of Mount Greylock toward the west. This parking area is on Stafford Hill Road, south of the Stafford Hill Monument.