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Whipple Hollow Wildlife Management Area

Pittsford & West Rutland; Rutland County 525 Acres

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General Description:

Whipple Hollow Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is in the towns of Pittsford and West Rutland. Public access to the WMA is from the Bristol Road.

Unique Features:

The major watercourse on Whipple Hollow WMA is the Castleton River, which drains the entire area and flows to the south. Steep west-facing slopes fall from an elevation of 1,200 feet to 500 feet at the property’s southwestern boundary, which is the centerline of the Castleton River. Hardwoods, mostly oak, and oak/hickory forest and a lesser amount of northern hardwoods cover most of the WMA. Areas of white pine and hemlock and old fields make up the rest of the acreage.

Recreation Overview:

Recreation on the WMA is dominated by dispersed fish and wildlife-based activities including hunting, fishing and trapping as well as wildlife viewing and hiking/walking. A section of snowmobile trail, maintained by the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST), crosses the WMA.

Planning Overview:

The long-range management plan for Whipple Hollow Wildlife Management Area was developed in 1989.