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Groton State Forest–Peacham Bog Trail

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Groton State Forest
Peacham Bog Trail
Peacham, Vermont 05862
Peacham Gog Trail Trail (AllTrails) webpage
Groton State Forest webpage
Groton State Forest Summer Trails guide and map

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Groton State Forest–Peacham Bog Trail
Coordinates: 44.2870405, -72.2484755
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Tips for birding Peacham Bog
The TrailFinder website has a description and map of a hike at Peacham Bog.

About Peacham Bog Trail
Peacham Bog Trail is a 2.2-mile point-to-point trail located near Groton, Vermont that features beautiful wildflowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.
From Peacham Gog Trail Trail (AllTrails) webpage

Tips for birding Groton State Forest
Birdwatching in Vermont, pp. 106-107.

About Groton State Forest
The acquisition of Groton State Forest began in 1919. The Forest is managed for timber resources, wildlife habitat, and recreational activities. Many rare, threatened, and endangered plants and animals occur in the Forest. The most sensitive species are associated with the cliffs, bogs and swamps, lakes, and forests around lakes.

Groton State Forest is home to seven state parks, the Groton Nature Center, and eight lakes and ponds. The area was once home to 12 sawmills and remnants are still visible. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was instrumental in developing the area, constructing roads, trails, fire lookouts, and picnic shelters, and planting trees within the forest. Glaciers covered the area 10,000 years ago and their retreat created the mountainous terrain mixed with streams, ponds, bogs, and wetlands.

Groton State Forest is also home to several state-designated natural areas, such as Peacham Bog Natural Area (748 acres) and Lords Hill Natural Area (25 acres).

Groton State Forest is open for varied and dispersed recreation, including but not limited to camping, hiking, swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, trapping, horseback riding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. The Montpelier and Wells River Railroad bed was converted to a multi-use trail and is part of the Cross Vermont Trail. Snowmobiling is allowed on designated VAST trails.
From Groton State Forest webpage