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Hartland Winter Trails at Cobb Hill

Cobb Hill Cohousing and Cedar Mountain Farm are part of the Hartland Winter Trails, 20km of trails through 25 properties in Hartland, VT. 
Take in views of Mount Ascutney, see the sugarbush, pick up some award-winning cheese, and meet the fjord horses. We love sharing the beauty right outside our doors!

Cobb Hill Cohousing is a small intentional community and eco-village on 270 acres, comprised of 23 households. Cedar Mountain Farm is a family farm located on the property. The milk from their 60 jerseys is turned into Cobb Hill Cheese, and the extra goes to Cabot Cooperative. They grow vegetables for a CSA and on-site farmstand.

The Hartland Winter Trails (cross country skiing and snowshoeing) provide a unique opportunity to meander through fields and back woods; over gently rolling to steep terrain in the Three- and Four-Corners areas of Hartland, Vermont. The trails are all on private properties, are created and maintained by volunteers, and open to the community free of charge.

 

Winter Activities

Cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Trail Info
  • Trails on the Cobb Hill property include easy loops through flat hay fields and an advanced, hilly stretch that goes through the sugarbush and also cuts through neighboring Shincracker Farm.
  • Maps are available in various formats (more info):
    • Download & print the PDF map.
    • Interactive online map via Trailforks (also view with the app on smartphone).
    • Paper copies are available at some kiosks and large, waterproof versions are for sale at stores in town. 
Parking
  • Park near the barns at the entrance upon turning onto Linden Rd. Please do not drive up the hill toward the homes.
  • Another good place to access the Hartland Winter Trails is at one of the main trailheads across from the fire station. There is a parking lot, kiosk, and good trail signs along the way. 
Amenities & Other Info
  • Please stay off ponds.
  • Avoid fences, though they are not electric in the winter when the cows are in the barn.
  • Cell service is fairly unreliable.
  • There is a port-a-potty at the trail head at Cobb Hill.
  • We ask that visitors respect the privacy around our homes when enjoying our trails or shopping for farm products.
Food

Visit the Cobb Hill farmstand for seasonal produce, maple syrup, cheese, eggs, meat, and handmade soap. There is a small lending library, too!

We also suggest checking out the Artisan Park, 7 minutes away, for SILO Distillery, Harpoon Brewery, and more. Brownsville Butcher & Pantry and Skinny Pancake (Quechee) are also nearby.

Hartland Winter Trails at Cobb Hill

3 Linden Rd
Hartland, VT 05048

Hours of Operation

Dawn to dusk

Best Season to Visit

Winter

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