Created By: Diane Lebo Wallace
The primary purposes of Rattlesnake Hill Wildlife Management Area (WMA) are for wildlife management, wildlife habitat management, and wildlife-dependent recreation. This WMA is a 5,100-acre upland tract, situated approximately eight miles west of Dansville. Roughly two-thirds of the area lies in southern Livingston County, while the remaining third lies in northern Allegany County.
The tract was purchased in the 1930s under the Federal Resettlement Administration and is one of several such areas turned over to DEC for development as a wildlife management area. The area is appropriately named after the timber rattlesnake, which historically was found in the more remote sections of the "Hill."
FLT Map M8
This point of interest is part of the tour: History along the Finger Lakes Trail - Western Region