Hayes Farm Conservation Easement

Conservation Easement

Public Access

May 13, 2016

Hayes Farm is an historic and idyllic 80-acre hillside farm at the top of Iron Mountain Road in Jackson, with sweeping views of the Presidential Range and the Carter Range.

The Land Trust is extremely grateful to the landowners, Robin Willits & Hayden Fitts, for working for many years to protect historic Hayes Farm, including its original farmhouse and barn. Like stepping back in time, Hayes Farm remains much as it was when it was settled by the Hayes family in the early 1800s. This donated conservation easement ensures that Hayes Farm remains much as it is now for the benefit of future generations.

The scenic property is familiar to anyone who has hiked the Iron Mountain Trail, as the trailhead and parking area are located onsite. Thanks to the generosity of the easement donors, the public will have guaranteed legal access to the trail, now and into the future. This assurance of trail access also opens the door for future grants for trail upkeep and maintenance.



From Jackson, head southwest on NH-16A S. Turn right onto NH-16 N, and continue for .3 miles. Turn left onto Green Hill Road, and continue for 1.2 miles. Turn left onto Iron Mountain Road, and after .3 miles, turn left to stay on Iron Mountain Road. In 1.1 miles, the parking lot will be on your right. The trail begins across the road to the left.

Access caution: Iron Mountain Road is closed in the winter and spring. The parking area for the Iron Mountain Trail is on private property; please respect the owners’ privacy. 


State(s): NH
Town(s): jackson
Acres: 80
Town Tax Map: R-11, Lot: 2-4,6,7,9
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