GROTON STATE FOREST

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GROTON STATE FOREST

Postby Andy » Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:28 pm

The Groton State Forest lies in the north central part of the state, due East of Montpelier. State Forest Road 232 runs North and South through the heart of the forest, between U.S. 302 to the South and U.S. 2 to the North. You can reach it from Montpelier by taking 2 East out of Montpelier about 18 miles. 232 is just East of Marshfield. It is just about the same distance from St. Johnsbury to the East. If you have been in the Peacham Area, you can continue South on the Peacham/Groton Road from Peacham (or the 4 corners where Peacham Road and the road to West Barnett intersect, down to Groton and U.S. 302. Take 302 West to the Groton State Forest Road (VT 232). This road is a treasure. There is a nice, small stream with a little waterfall just at the south end of the Forest Road, where you turn on, on a little stream called Wells River (which empties out of Ricker Pond just north).

The Pond is just 2 miles North of 302. Ricker Pond has all the makings for some spectacular reflection shots. We photographed it in the late afternoon. I wished I had my canoe, as the flat water looked beautiful and inviting.

About 6 miles further up 232 is the entrance to the New Discovery State Park and the Owl's Head Overlook. There are spectacular views after a short, but steep hike up to the summit. Views include a couple of large ponds (including Kettle Pond to the West), some wetlands, and mountains in the background. I’ll try to post a couple of record shots in the forum.
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Owls Head Photos Posted

Postby Andy » Sat Sep 15, 2007 9:52 am

I have uploaded two shots taken from the Owl's Head Overlook and another Ricker Pond reflection shot.
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Postby abby » Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:35 am

Hi Andy,
It took me a while to find your recent pictures. I was looking in the contributors Oct. 2006 album that we all posted to last year. I finally scrolled down and saw Tim's post about the new photo spot that he created.

Thanks for posting your beautiful pictures. It really helps to be able to "see" the photo opportunities.

Abby (Carol)



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