Groton State Forest: Kettle Pond
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.
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.
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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Leave No Trace Principle
Plan Ahead and Prepare
Avoid hypothermia, even in warm weather, by limiting your sweat and exposure to cold water. Bring warm and dry clothes in case the shivers set in.