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Groton State Forest: Kettle Pond

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Walk around the shore of secluded Kettle Pond or travel the short ADA accessible path to the boat launch.
Trail Activity
Accessible Experience Hiking Snowshoeing
3.10 miles, Loop
Groton (VT), Marshfield (VT), Peacham (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Road, Unpaved, Road, Paved, Snow, Ungroomed
Permitted on leash
Other Activities


This moderate walk goes around secluded Kettle Pond. The trail leaves the parking lot off VT-232 and travels along a 4+ foot wide, compacted stone path to the water's edge.

Stay right for the narrower, natural surface loop trail. At the far south end of the pond the trail is rocky and wet. After traveling the perimeter of the pond, the trail travels past the Kettle Pond Group Camping Area, returning to VT-232 along the gravel campground road. Travel a short distance north along the shoulder of VT-232 to return to the parking lot.

Trail Manager

Visit VT Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation online for more information or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation District 5: St. Johnsbury District
374 Emerson Falls Road
St. Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 751-0136
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Trail Tips

Respect Wildlife
Keep wildlife wild: do not feed, follow, approach, or otherwise harass wild animals. Doing so may alter their natural behaviors.

Trailhead Information

Kettle Pond Trailhead is located at a turn-out on VT-232, 6.5 miles south of US-2 in Marshfield and 7 miles north of US-302 in Groton.

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