Lake Groton

Come experience the rich history and sublime beauty of little Lake Groton in Central Vermont. is home to a unique and fairly extensive history of the Groton area. Come read up on the history of the Groton State Forest: Forest History

So what’s there to do on the Lake? Lots!


The lake is shallow enough to stand really far into the lake, great fun for wading or swimming! You can swim right off the dock or off the shore in front of the camp.

Groton State Beach:

Lake Groton is home to a small but beautiful State Beach, where guests can come and sit and sunbathe on the grass or on the warm sand. Kids of all ages will love playing on the beach – there are a couple small freshwater springs right on the sand which are always great fun. There are also giant boulders to climb and a protected swim area for swimming. Guests can also rent paddleboats and other small craft from the beach.


Nestled in mountains, Groton State Forest is riddled with beautiful places to which to climb. Our most popular annual walk is a 1/4 mile up to Owls Head where you can get a beautiful perspective overlooking the lake and surrounding forest. Of course, there are hundreds of trails through the forest; several of which leave from the local Nature Center which is not a five minute walk away. Another favorite is a three and a half mile walk up a mountain to an old fire tower, which people used to use to survey the land for forest fires.


Because of the heavy snowfall and extensive trail system, Groton Forest is a great place for snowmobilers! There’s miles of old logging roads and trails that are perfect for snowmobiling.