Snow Mountain is a 400-acre tract that spans Enfield, Grantham, and Plainfield. The multiple forest community types and four wetland complexes provide habitat to a huge variety of flora as well as wildlife like birds, bears, and beavers.
An access road starting from the gate off Old Route 10 runs south through the property. The first UVLT-made trail starts a little south of the gate and meanders to the west of the road before reconnecting with the main artery. Two additional trails spur off from the access road including a trail that leads to an old aviation tower and another trail that drops down to a wetland complex near the eastern boundary before climbing up toward the site of a commercial cell tower. There are a number of remnant woods roads as well.
To reach Snow Mountain, take Exit 15 off of I-89, and turn onto Old Route 10 going south. After a mile, just before the Upper Valley Humane Society, there is a pullout on the right. Park by the locked gate (but please DON’T block the road) and walk in.
The Story of Snow Mountain Conservation Area
Peter Martin and Lynn Freeman donated Snow Mountain to UVLT over a 12-year period beginning in 2006. A family member had established a small portion of the property as a cell tower site. Today, the tower is leased by several carriers and provides a small but steady stream of income for UVLT.