Canaan, New Hampshire
The Bear Pond area is one of UVLT’s largest projects by acreage, with over 900 acres including 95 acres of peat bog and 65 acres of wetlands at the headwaters of the Mascoma River. Bear Pond Natural Area has “forever wild” restrictions where wildlife, natural processes, and habitat succession are prioritized for management with relatively little human disturbance to the property.
Brookmead Conservation Area is 352 acres of farm and forest land in Norwich, VT. This property supports local agriculture, education, scientific research, and multi-use recreational trails. Enjoy the views of our rural countryside as you climb into the forest, or find quiet and solitude as you wander the miles of singletrack trails through the woods
Located at the northern edge of Thetford’s largest unfragmented forest area, the Ely Mountain Conservation Area is open to the public for hiking, snowshoeing and skiing. You will find huge old trees, rock outcroppings, glacial boulders, seeps and streams draining into four different watersheds.
Lyme, New Hampshire
UVLT’s 250-acre Lyme Hill Conservation Area abuts a number of parcels conserved by private landowners. Our land is a mix of forested slopes with stream frontage and wetland. Lyme Hill Conservation Area is a popular destination for recreationalists including hikers, horseback riders, mountain bikers, runners, dog walkers, cross country skiers, and snowmobilers.
The 148-acre Morey Mountain Conservation Area is near two other UVLT-owned properties – Cliff’s Cliff at the Palisades and the Blendina and Harold Sargent Preserve – and is within a larger area identified as a “hot spot” by the VT agency of Natural Resources due to an abundance of rare, endangered, or threatened species.
Orford, New Hampshire
This 146-acre property is a mix of forest, field, and water, that, in the 1800s was once part of a farm community in a section of Orford known as Quinttown. After the village was largely abandoned, the reclusive Billy Brown owned the property into the 1950’s with no electricity or running water and a road that wasn’t maintained through the winter.