Leyden WMA

Leyden WMA

Leyden, Massachusetts 01337

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About this Location

This property covers the hills surrounding Ball Mountain. You’ll find a mature upland forest of transitional hardwoods (oak, sugar maple, birch) mixed with white pine and eastern hemlock. Interspersed within the property are over 120 acres of open habitats including old field habitat, shrubland, and ridgetop heaths. Many of these open areas contain apple trees and blueberry barrens maintained for wildlife. East Glenn Brook flows through the western portion of the WMA.

The WMA can be accessed from Eden Trail Road on the east, East Glenn Road on the west, and from Oak Hill Road on the south. There is a gravel parking area that can accommodate 4 cars on the north part of the WMA off of East Glenn Road.

The habitat management activities conducted at this WMA are designed to maintain the open areas and shrublands. In 2010 there was significant clearing on the north end of the property to enhance open habitats. Periodic mowing, invasive plant control, and prescribed burns are used to maintain habitats.

Notable Trails

The AllTrails website has a description and map of a hike at Leyden Wildlife Management Area.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Official Website

Last updated December 4, 2023