Sally’s Salamander Meander

Hartford, VT
Difficulty: Moderate
Special Features: Natural
Walking Conditions: Trail
Duration: 1:00
Season: May-Oct
Bring: Boots, Field Guide


Discover a vernal pool and learn about salamanders and some mysterious rites of spring.


To get there: Take Exit 11 from I-91 and head towards White River Junction, turn from Route 5 onto Route 4 west. Follow Route 4 west for 2.1 miles, and then turn left onto Center of Town Rd. After traveling up hill 0.7 miles, turn left onto Kings Highway. Follow for 0.6 miles, and then turn right onto Reservoir Rd. Proceed 0.7 miles until the road ends at the Hurricane Town Forest parking area. Your Quest begins on Old Reservoir Rd, on the right side of the parking area.

Clues and Map

You can find the clues and map to this quest in Best of Valley Quest.


Created by Michael Quinn and his students at Hartford Middle School, and Sally Clement of Antiouch New England in 2004