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Byron Hill Forest

Property Details

Location: Hartford, Windsor County, VT
Price: $290,000
Acres: 105.7
Type: Multiple Uses


Byron Hill Forest is a large forested parcel on the outskirts of Hartford VT. This Upper Valley location is a much sought after area due to its proximity to White River Junction, VT and Hanover NH, home of Dartmouth College.

The property is conserved through the Vermont Land Trust and comes with a conservation easement with 10-acres of excluded land around the driveway and building site. The site has a wastewater permit already in place, and has the potential for some good views with a little tree clearing in front of the open meadow.

Most of the land is forested, with a mix of white pine, hemlock, and northern hardwoods, including maple and oak. There are a couple of old roads in the interior, and walking the forest is easy due to the high tree canopy and little ground cover.


This property is found at the top of Byron Hill Road and is accessed by  a  right-of-way and driveway that leads to the building site. Both I-91 and I-89 converge at White River Junction, and this allows for quick and easy travel in any direction. The location is perfect for those who would like a large forest near an incredible amount of amenities.

Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center are 15 minutes away, and White River Junction is only 4 miles east with a nice mix of eclectic restaurants and shops. Boston is only two hours away, New York City is 5 hours south, and Burlington VT is an hour and half north.


The property is accessed from a short right –of-way (ROW) at the top of Byron Hill Road where Labbie Lane continues on to the left.  The abutting neighbor is at 572 Byron Hill Road.  There is a sign on the ROW, and you walk past the gate to the driveway which leads to the 10 acre excluded zone in the field.

Site Description

Byron Hill Forest is a private forested parcel located at the end of a dead end road but near to many amenities available within minutes of the property. Located in Hartford VT, part of the Upper Valley, the parcel is found at the top of an established neighborhood with well-built homes  and nicely landscaped yards.

The property is conserved through the Vermont Land Trust, and comes with a 10 acre exclusion zone and a house site with a wastewater permit in place. There is a gated right of way to the driveway which winds through an open field to the house site.

The majority of the property is forest land, with a mix of older conifers and hardwoods, and an open understory which allows for easy walking in the woods. There are several springs in the forest, some old woods trails, and a small brook runs through the bottom of the property.  The large, mostly open field, has southern exposure and mountain views are seen through breaks in the trees.

This land would be best suited as a homestead for those seeking recreational activities such as hunting, hiking, skiing and snowshoeing all within the private 105 acres of forest land. The White River is located at the bottom of Byron Hill Road, and there are numerous swimming holes with canoeing and fishing the river available within minutes of the property.

This is a rare offering as land and houses are hard to find in this part of VT. Enjoy building your house in a seclude location, yet close to many outdoor activities and  amenities just a short drive away.

Conservation Easement

The conservation easement on the property will be held by the Vermont Land Trust (VLT), one of the most respected conservation organizations in the nation. A working forest “partnership” with VLT offers the new owner predictability and cooperation, given the long history and respected reputation this land trust has established.

A principal objective of the easement is to maintain and promote healthy and abundant forest resources. The terms of the easement prevent subdivision and future development; however, forestry and sugarbush operations, and construction of associated support infrastructure, are permitted. This property comes with a 10-acre excluded zone and has a driveway, building site and wastewater permit in place.

  • Most sustainable and traditional forestry and sugarbush activities are permitted to support the long-term stewardship of the protected property.
  • The property can be posted to limit or prohibit  public access and hunting.
  • The property can be used for agricultural purposes, and agricultural structures may be permitted on protected property with VLT approval.
  • An additional camp of <800 sq ft can be built on the protected property located outside of special protection areas.
  • No VLT conservation restrictions apply in the 10-acre excluded portion, although state and local restrictions remain.

Parcel Map

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