Richmond Conservation Land, Orford

Richmond Conservation Land, Orford

Orford, New Hampshire 03777

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Tips for Birding

If you carefully keep your bird records by state, be aware of the location of the state line in the Connecticut River, and use the appropriate eBird hotspots when you submit checklists. 

About this Location

A conservation easement for the Richmond Conservation Land was donated by the Town of Oford to the Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) to protect 11.13 acres of town-owned riverfront land from future development.

In 2004, Mrs. Hilda Richmond gave the Town of Orford a small parcel of land just north of the village. She consulted with the Conservation Commission about her gift, and gave it as a memorial to her late husband, Gould S. Richmond, for the enjoyment of the citizens of Orford and as a place for wildlife.

The Richmond parcel is in an area of Orford previously targeted for protection by the town and UVLT. With frontage on the federally recognized Connecticut River Scenic Byway and NH-10, a state and locally-recognized scenic byway, the conservation easement on this parcel provides scenic benefits to travelers in the area. Other features of the property include open farmland, woodland borders, and approximately 563 feet of Connecticut River frontage. In addition, the parcel has frontage on the marshland at the outlet of Jacobs Brook. The property will continue to be used for agriculture and low-impact recreational activities, such as walking, picnicking, or wildlife viewing.


  • Restrooms on site

  • Wheelchair accessible trail

  • Entrance fee

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Last updated March 8, 2024