Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail - Groton State Forest

Groton, VT

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The Montpelier Wells River Rail Trail is an excellent place for walking, bicycling or horseback riding. This trail is the former Montpelier-Wells River railroad bed which is part of the Cross Vermont Trail. It is a 7 mile gradual grade through the state forest. The Cross Vermont Trail extends to Groton Village to the east. To the west, it joins VT Route 232 which can be used to access Marshfield. The Rail Trail can be easily accessed at Rickers Pond campground, the Overlook Parking Area, Boulder Beach Road, the Northern Parking Area on VT Route 232 near New Discovery, and the Kettle Pond parking lot. There are several unmarked logging roads which can be accessed from the Rail Trail for people who like to explore the woods.