Ferdinand Bog - West Mountain WMA

Ferdinand Bog - West Mountain WMA

West Mountain Wildlife Management Area

West Mountain Wildlife Management Area Official Website

About this Location

Ferdinand Bog is located adjacent to South America Pond Road in West Mountain Wildlife Management Area.

About West Mountain Wildlife Management Area

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West Mountain Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 22,971-acre parcel of land owned by the State of Vermont and managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. Located in the towns of Maidstone, Ferdinand, and Brunswick, the WMA ranges north from Maidstone Lake to VT-105 and east from South America Pond to the Connecticut River. Access is available along miles of dirt roads. The main entry points are South America Pond Road off VT-105, and Maidstone Lake and Paul Stream Roads off VT-102.

Elevations on the WMA range from 2,733 feet on West Mountain to 1,100 feet along the lower stretches of Paul Stream. The terrain varies from high-elevation spruce and fir to lowland bogs. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has identified 14 species of plants listed as rare or endangered and eight sites of ecological significance on the WMA. The property encompasses nine major ponds, over 75 miles of streams, and many diverse wetland complexes.

Features

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from West Mountain Wildlife Management Area Official Website and Vermont’s Best Birding Hotspots by Vermont Agency of Natural Resources

Last updated October 18, 2023