West Fairlee WMA

West Fairlee WMA

West Fairlee, Vermont 05083

West Fairlee Wildlife Management Area guide and map

Birds of Interest

Ruffed grouse and wild turkey can be found on West Fairlee Wildlife Management Area, as well as a variety of other deciduous and coniferous forest-associated songbirds.

About this Location

West Fairlee Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is located in the east-central Vermont town of West Fairlee, just west of the village of West Fairlee. The WMA is 101 acres in size, is owned by the State of Vermont, and is managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.

Access to the WMA can be gained from West Fairlee Village via Back Street. A parking lot is available where the east corner of the WMA touches Back Street. An old woods road leads into the main body of the WMA.

The WMA lies within the Ompompanoosuc River watershed. It is completely forested with sugar maple, yellow and white birch, aspen, and beech. There are also a few areas of softwoods containing hemlock. There are no streams or wetlands present except for some seeps. The aspect is northeasterly, with elevations ranging from 1,220 feet to 760 feet.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from West Fairlee Wildlife Management Area guide and map

Last updated December 3, 2023