1595 Boulder Beach Road Groton, VT 05046
Season: Memorial Day Weekend -September 9
Nature Center entry is free
Day Use Hours: Tuesday through Sunday 9:30am - 6pm from June 11th - Sept. 1st, 2024
Pets Pets are not permitted.

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Hiking Nature Programs Universal Accessibility
From Groton:
Go 2 miles west on U.S. 302, then 6 miles northwest on Vt. 232, then .5 miles east on Boulder Beach Rd.
Hiking Hiking: Behind the nature center is a trail hub providing access to many of the trails in the Groton State Forest. The trails are diverse and offer something for everyone.
Nature Program Nature Programs: In additon to the extensive exhibits in the nature center, there is a park interpreter on staff that can answer questions and provide additional insights. A variety of interpretive nature programs are offered each week. There are no fees to attend programs or visit the nature center.


The Groton Nature Center is located within the Groton State Forest. With exhibits focusing on the area's plants, wildlife, local history and interpretive programs, there is something to interest everyone in the family. Check out the events calendar to see what is coming up soon.

The nature center is within walking distance of Big Deer, Stillwater and Boulder Beach state parks. Kettle Pond, Molly's Falls Pond, New Discovery, Ricker Pond, and Seyon Lodge state parks are all just a short drive away.

Natural Connections Program: Bringing New Life to the Groton Nature Center

Vermont State Parks has worked with Vermont Parks Forever and ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain to re-design and update the Groton Nature Center. Our new exhibits feature interactive learning opportunities highlighting Groton’s geology and its natural and cultural history. This was the first joint nature center project in the Vermont State Park system under the Vermont Parks Forever, Natural Connections Program. Vermont Parks Forever fundraised to support the new exhibits and learning features while Vermont State Parks renovated the building to host these newly designed interpretive features. The project was completed and opened to the public in June 2023.

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