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Conservation Properties & Maps
There are approximately 2,000 acres of conservation land owned by the City of Lebanon, including more than 21 miles of trail on these properties. Map and property descriptions are available for each. View each page below for more details.
The Alana Cole Conservation Area includes 18 acres of shoreline and floodplain habitat, including a ½ mile riverfront loop trail offering views of the Connecticut River. Visitors can park at the unpaved dead-end of East Wilder Road, 0.8 mile off New Hampshire 10.
A small parking area provides access to a short trail that meanders along the Mascoma River. The property offers scenic views of the river as well as the Packard Hill Covered Bridge.
Trails on 436 acres circle Boston Lot Lake, climb Burnt Mountain, loop around Honeysuckle Hill, and connect to Sachem Village, DHMC, and the adjacent Landmark Land trail system. Parking and trailhead access is available at the picnic area on the east side of NH 10 just north of Wilder Dam, as well as other locations.
Chambers Memorial Reserve
The Chambers Memorial Reserve includes 19 acres of field and floodplain habitat. Trails pass by a kettle pond, through a wildflower meadow, and go down to the Connecticut River.
Farnum Hill Reserve
Farnum Hill Reserve consists of 864 acres of forest and ridgeline habitat, as well as 5.7 miles of hiking trails. The hiking trails climb and run along ridges and on gentle loops downslope from the main ridge trail.
Goodwin Conservation Area
Goodwin Conservation Area includes trails that follow the brook and loop along the adjancent hillside. Parking is available in the Storrs Hill Ski Area parking lot, with a trailhead located just east of the ski lodge building.
Indian Ridge is approximately 237 acres of conserved land which is part of a larger parcel currently owned by Dartmouth College. The trails on this property connect to the DHMC trail system, the Boston Lot trail system, as well as to the Sachem Village neighborhood.
The 15 acre property can be accessed from a trailhead located off of Forest Ave, or along Reservoir Road, which serves as the eastern boundary of the property. The property contains a forested area, as well as a western facing open meadow.
The property is located along Route overlooks Mascoma Lake and provides valuable habitat to migratory songbirds, as well as water quality protection to the lake.
A short path leads from Northern Rail Trail to the ruins of a former riverside historic mill site. A picnic table is located on the property providing a tranquil setting along the Mascoma River.
The property offers a trail through two meadow fields leading to the summit, as well as an additional trail from Alden Road to the summit. The views from the summit include those of Croydon Mountain, Mount Ascutney and Blueberry Hill, and several Vermont mountain peaks.
Starr Hill is centrally located within an existing Lebanon neighborhood and provides a trail network as well as several interesting property features, including rock outcrops and an impressive figure eight vernal pool. The trail system abuts the neighboring Alice Peck Day – Harvest Hill trail system.
The Ticknor property contains a historic cellar hole marking the location of the “Pest House”, a vernal pool restoration project, a historic road lined with stone walls, and a trail network meandering through the forest stands on the property. Over 18 acres of wetland exist on this property, including multiple intermittent streams.
Trues Ledges is the location of one of the earliest mills in Lebanon as the outcrop gorge provides impressive water flow during high water events. A short foot trail connects the parking area with viewing locations of the ledges and stream.
Two Rivers Conservation Area
Trails reveal another world behind 12A plazas, where the Mascoma and Connecticut rivers meet. Unique floodplain habitat can be found on this property, including recent restoration work of native tree plantings. The property includes land on both the north and south side of the interstate, with a connector path existing under the bridge.