Snowmobiling in Groton
& Groton State Forest
Due to the heavy snowfall in Groton, snowmobiling is a very popular sport in this area. The trails are maintained and groomed by the Buckaroos of 302, the local chapter of VAST (Vermont Association of Snow Travelers). The primary snowmobile trail is the Montpelier-Wells River Rail Trail which runs the length of Groton, over 10 miles. Intersecting the Montpelier-Wells River Rail Trail are primary trails south to Topsham, west to Barre and north through New Discovery to Cabot and Peacham. The Buckaroos contribute to the trail system of the Forest by their trail maintenance, cutting back brush and tree limbs, clearing downed trees, mowing, and installing bridges. There are two parking lots maintained and plowed for snowmobile parking: the northern parking area near New Discovery on VT 232 and the Butterfield Mountain parking lot on US 302.
For more information about the Buckaroos of 302 as well as trail conditions, trail maps and membership, go to the Buckaroos of 302 web site.
Web cam The Buckaroos of 302 have installed a web cam (camera) at the Upper Valley Grill to give out of town snowmobilers a real time glimpse of the conditions in Groton. Go to the Buckaroos of 302 web site and give it a try!
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