Lease Properties

We promote recreational leasing in our New England forests to help offset the cost of conserving large tracts of forestland. Since the early 1980s Hull Forestlands has leased properties to groups and individuals seeking unique recreational opportunities. Our managed forestland, which includes access roads and miles of trails, is an attractive resource for hunters, fishermen, hikers, horseback riders, and other outdoor enthusiasts seeking an exclusive recreational lease for passive non-motorized recreation. Our forests typically consist of mixed tree species and they are managed under state regulatory guidelines to produce sustainable light harvests every 10-20 years.  Each forest is always aesthetically pleasing with an abundance of large trees as well as seedlings and saplings.

We typically lease to individuals or organized clubs / groups. Leasee interests range from hunting, fishing, shooting, dog training, and horseback riding to hiking and the pursuit of peace and quiet. Written leases are generally for a period of one to five  years, with an option to renew.  Most properties consist of forestland that is posted and gated to protect privacy. Most have a good all-weather gravel road that provides easy access from public roads. Some have small cabins that provide an attractive place to meet, eat, warm up by the woodstove, and even camp overnight. 

The lease cost of a property is based on a number of factors: our costs, the property’s location, and its suitability for leasing. Factors considered in our suitability analysis include: forest stand sizes, the presence of mast production to draw wildlife, land quality, acres of permanent openings, water sources, accessibility, game diversity, and forest thinning values. 

Recreational Leases

Parcel and Location# of AcresCabinDescription/FeaturesStatus
Breakneck Forest
Sturbridge & Southbridge, MA
337yesGorgeous view from cabin on a ledge. Breakneck Brook runs through the property. Includes 6 acres on CT/MA border, fronting on Breakneck Pond, which offers good fishing. Gated road access. Deer, bear, turkey, and moose habitat. Very remote.Leased
Bald Mt. Forest, Bernardston, MA1170noAdjacent to VT state line, this property has 20-25 acres of open grassland on top of the mountain, several beaver pond flowages, gated access, and a good internal all-weather road access system. There is also a 30×40 building available for storage. Turkey, deer, bear, and moose habitat.Leased
Crawford Lot, Bald Mt. Forest, Bernardston, MA172.5yesWooded parcel with gated access road off the dirt Bald Mountain Rd. leading to a new cabin with porch and woodstove (see photo in rec leasing gallery)  a quarter mile from the gate. Rugged upland terrain with deer, bear, turkey, and moose.Leased
Hall Pond Forest
Tolland & Granville, MA
804yesTwo miles of internal dirt roads, frontage on Hall Pond, fishing opportunity, brook runs through entire property. Four large established food plots in place. Great deer, bear, and moose habitat. Mixed tree species. Gated access at Route 57. Leased
Valley Stream Forest / Noble & Cooley Tract, Route 57, Granville, MA479yesSecluded and gated property with two miles of private internal access roads and a  12’x16′ furnished warming cabin with a wood stove and porch, suitable for an individual or a sportsmen’s club. The property straddles Valley Stream and provides excellent bear, turkey, deer, and moose habitat. Bridges over Valley Stream and Ellis Brook. Property also features a beautiful waterfall and (2) 1/2 acre food plots. South side of this acreage borders Connecticut MDC lands, creating a large green corridor. Leased
Valley Stream Forest / Arnold Roach Tract
Wendy’s Lane Granville, MA
213possible213 acres of mixed species woods, flat to hilly terrain. Valley Stream runs through the property. Frontage on Wendy’s Lane. Good deer, bear, turkey, and moose habitat. Leased
Peebles Brook Forest/Cummings Tract, Blandford, MA 209yesPrivate gated half-mile access road to secluded cabin with wood stove, porch, fire pit, picnic table, and porta john. Good deer, bear, and turkey hunting. Includes frontage on Peebles Brook. Leased
Peebles Brook Forest/Chicoyne Tract, Blandford, MA274yesCabin near a permanent large beaver pond with native trout. Mixed species woods, good deer, bear, turkey, and moose habitat. Leased
Walnut Hill Forest
Blandford, MA
527yesPrimarily oak and pine forest. Cabin has a view across a seven-acre field. Property is secluded with a half mile gated all-weather access road. Good deer, turkey, bear, and moose habitat. Leased
Merritt’s Hill, Williamsburg, MA 425yesTurkey, deer, and bear abound in this property, which has a gated access road. Leased
Chester Hill Forest Chester, MA148possibleMixed species woods fronting on East River Road and Bromley Road. Deer, bear, and turkey habitat. Gated access. Abuts Army Corps Littleville Lake propery. Property has access to Littleville Lake.Leased
Peppers Mill Pond Forest, Ware, MA124noOffers hunting, fishing, and biking opportunities. Property fronts on Route 9 and has access to Peppers Mill Pond for fishing and canoeing as well as access to the adjoining Quabbin Park recreational area. Available
The Miller Lot Blandford, MA100possibleSurrounded by Russell Watershed acreage, accessible via the old Huckleberry Trolley Line; wooded, bear and moose sightings.Leased
Rogers Brook Forest
Williamsburg and Goshen, MA
405yesCabin situated on Merritt’s Hill, gated one-mile access road shared with a solar farm. Good deer, bear, and turkey habitat. Leased
Goss Hill Rapids Forest Huntington, MA223yes- very nice 16×20′ cabin & extra storage shedIncludes one and a quarter miles of frontage on the Westfield River; wooded; old stone walls throughout, bear/moose sightings.Currently unavailable
Mica Mill Forest Lafond Tract
Chester, MA
 90noTerrain is mountainous, this location is very secluded yet accessible by foot from an old town road. Mostly hardwood forest. Great deer and moose country. Available
Mica Mill Forest
Pare Tract
Chester, MA
53possibleMostly hardwood forest, great deer country. Access by foot only. Leased
Fenton Mountain Forest
Brimfield, MA
266 possibleMixed species woods, power line runs through property, creating a mix of open/forested landscape that wildlife enjoy. Hilly terrain.Currently unavailable
Steerage Rock Forest
Brimfield, MA
409yesCabin situatued on a high ledge with a commanding view of Brimfield and surrounding areas. Gated access road. Mixed hardwood forest. Three-acre food plot with dozens of apple trees. Leased
Connecticut—————- —————————————Most CT properties are currently under lease. Contact us to find out when a property is up for renewal.
Roaring Brook Forest Armitage/Barstow Tracts, Old Brown Road, Union, CT197yes197 wooded acres in Union, CT near MA line with quarter mile gated access road. Three separate field areas. (3) food plots, two-acre pond, mixed hardwood/softwood forest. Excellent deer habitat. Abuts state forest on two sides.Leased
Bigelow Brook Forest Little Tract, Barlow Mills Road, Ashford, CT335yesOne-mile gated access road to secluded cabin with wood stove and bunks. Mixed species forest. Two-acre food plot, large beaver pond/swamp, rolling terrain. Good deer and turkey country. Surrounded by the 7000-acre Yale University Forest. Leased
Moore Mountain Forest Gilbronson Road, Union, CT and Holland, MA315yesProperty includes 15 acres in Holland, MA. There is a 37-mile view looking northeasterly from the ledge top cabin. Three ponds, three large food plots. Abuts Nipmuck State Forest on two sides. Leased
Bigelow Brook Forest Coye Hill Tract
Route 197
Union, CT
140yesHalf-mile gated access road to secluded cabin. One-acre food plot. Mixed species forest. Surrounded by the 7000-acre Yale University Forest with views over the valley. Good deer and turkey country. Leased
Myers Pond Forest Tract #1
Kinney Hollow Road
Union, CT
125yesNew cabin with westerly view of the north end of the 30-acre Myers Pond. Property is located in the middle of the 7000-acre Yale University Forest. Mixed forest species, including some huge pines. Excellent deer habitat. Hilly country. Opportunity for fishing, canoeing, hunting, etc. Gated all-weather access road to private cabin, access to two ponds. Get on our waiting list now for early 2025 availability. Not currently available but taking applications
Myers Pond Forest Tract #2
Kinney Hollow Road, Union, CT
190yes New cabin at Myers Pond dam with half-mile northerly view up Myers Pond. Gated access road to cabin. Ten-acre food plot. Mixed species forest. Views. This lease includes Connecticut’s Walker Mountain. Dock in place. Camp, fish, hunt, kayak, bird watch, forest bathe. Great deer and turkey habitat. Abuts Yale University Forest which allows hunting with permission. Access to 3 ponds. You will feel like you are in northern Maine. Unique opportunity within 30 minutes from Hartford or 90 minutes from Boston. Now accepting waiting list interest for early 2026 availability. Not currently available but taking applications
Myers Pond Forest Tract #3
Kinney Hollow Road, Union, CT
135yesNew cabin located on Gulf Brook section of Myers Pond Forest with access to 30-acre pond. Dock in place. Hunt here and on abutting Yale Forest land with permission. Great hiking area with access to the CT Blue Trail system. Now accepting waiting list interest. Not currently available, taking applications
Maine, T7 R11—————- ————————————–We currently have 10 leases on our 16,000+ acre Allagash Headwaters Forest located in unorganized Township 7 Range 11, which is just north of Baxter State Park on the Telos Road. If you want a camp in northern Maine that provides access to Baxter State Park, Chamberlain Lake, and the Allagash River, as well as a place to hunt bear, moose, deer, etc., then this is where you want to be. We are currently fully leased up, but we will have two new leases available in March 2027. We will have your driveway in place, so you can build anything you desire with proper permitting. Contact us if you have any interest in getting on the wait list.  Not currently available- contact us about the wait list

For more information on our recreational leasing program, please email us.  

“This is the 20th year our club has leased land from Hull’s, and having a long-term lease on the property has enabled us to develop a relationship with the land.  We’ve been coming here for years and we consider it our place.”

—Ed Ertel, President, Boney Acres Hunting Club, Connecticut