Groton State Forest: Little Deer Mountain
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Little Deer Mountain Trailhead is accessed via the New Discovery Vermont State Park entrance on VT-232, 4.3 miles south of US-2 in Marshfield and 9.2 miles north of US-302 in Groton. Memorial Day through Labor Day there is a day use fee for those not staying at state park campgrounds. After Labor Day, trailhead access is via the unmarked road between the white Ranger House on VT-232 at New Discovery State Park and the Maintenance Shop on VT-232.
The Little Deer Mountain trail shares a trailhead with the Osmore Pond loop trail. From the trailhead, the trail travels south past the picnic shelter and along the shore of the pond. At the far southern end of Osmore Pond, Little Deer Mountain Trail departs the pond loop trail and climbs steeply to the ridge of Little Deer Mountain. Good views of Lake Groton and surrounding mountains are visible to the south.
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
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.