Rochester WMA / Rochester Hollow Road

Rochester WMA / Rochester Hollow Road

Rochester, Vermont 05767

Rochester Wildlife Management Area guide and map

Birds of Interest

Forest-dwelling raptors such as Cooper’s hawk and barred owls prey on forest songbirds and small rodents. Common forest songbirds include black-capped chickadees, white-breasted nuthatches, black-throated blue warblers, black-throated green warblers, ovenbirds, and red-eyed vireos. Also, look for hairy and downy woodpeckers and yellow-bellied sapsuckers.

About this Location

Rochester Wildlife Management Area (WMA) is a 251-acre parcel owned by the State of Vermont and managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The WMA is located in the town of Rochester and borders the Rochester-Braintree town line. It is about .4 mile west of Little Hollow Road. Access is by foot only. The timber rights on this WMA are privately owned.

Rochester WMA is completely forested with red and sugar maple, beech, and yellow birch. There is a 20-acre stand of mixed white birch and red spruce. The elevation of the WMA ranges from about 2,600 feet in the northwest corner to approximately 1,800 feet on the east side. The slope on the east is only about 5% but increases to about 60% in the extreme northwest portion of the lot. At least one major drainage runs southwest to northeast through the parcel, with other smaller drainages associated with it.


  • Roadside viewing

  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

Content from Rochester Wildlife Management Area guide and map