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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
3.1 miles, Loop
Groton (VT), Marshfield (VT), Peacham (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Boardwalk/Bog Bridging, Road, Unpaved, Road, Paved, Snow, Ungroomed
Other Activities


This moderate walk goes around secluded Kettle Pond. The trail leaves the parking lot off VT-232 and travels a short distance west before dividing. The left spur continues to a dock at the water's edge. Stay right for the 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 and another boat launch, 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

Leave What You Find
Leave the trail work to the pros: they will add or remove blazes, cairns (stone trail markers), structures, and trail improvements as deemed necessary.

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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