Signal Hill

Description


One mile of trails rated 3 or moderate. Old logging trails on X acres go uphill to beautiful overlooks through two large fields and through dense pine woods to a small clearing affording views of Croydon Mountain, Mount Ascutney and Blueberry Hill.

Parking


From Packard Hill Covered Bridge, follow Hardy Hill Road 1.1 miles to a small opening in stone wall on left driveway just West of second intersection of Alden Road and Stevens Road. Please do not block access.

Flora & Fauna


The large amount of edge habitat supports a variety of plant and animal life. Plants include Bird's eye speedwell, blue-eyed grasses, blackberry and blueberry bushes, goldenrod, Canada mayflowers, clintonia, wild strawberries, purple violets, and wild sarsaparilla. The park is also home to deer, bear, red-tailed hawks, chipmunks, squirrels, foxes, woodcock, and songbirds.

History


Signal Hill is a part of the old chain of signal hills and mountains that date back to the Revolutionary War days when signal fires were lit atop the hills to indicate that the Redcoats were coming.

It was later used for farming, and there are several fields and stone walls that are presently showing the first signs of being overgrown due to disuse. The park was acquired by the City of Lebanon Conservation Commission in cooperation with the Upper Valley Land Trust, and is maintained by the City of Lebanon.
Signal Hill Area Map