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History

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Buckaroos of 302 in Groton VT held their first club meeting sometime in 1968. Our membership is in the 400 to 650 range. We are responsible for the maintenance and grooming of 58 miles of VAST trails. These trails are in the Groton State Forest, Groton, Peacham, Ryegate & Topsham. Our trails are traditionally known to be on the beginning of the snow belt that connects via VAST corridor trails through Danville, East Burke, Island Pond and Canaan.

The Club is in agreement with VAST that "Grizzly Mountain Grooming" contracts to groom our trail system. "Grizzly Mountain Grooming" is a private contractor owned by Tristan Vaughan. The grooming equipment includes a state of the art Tucker Cat, a 10 foot wide groomer with a 9 foot tall brush bar. 

Each year on the 2nd Saturday in Feburary, the Buckaroos of 302 host the Dick Page Ride-in and Chicken BBQ at
the Town Garage in Groton. This BBQ is a "Thank You" dinner for our local Landowners and all Snowmobilers.

Our trail system is conveniently accessed just 10 minutes west of I-91 exit 17 on Route 302. From I-89 use exits 6 or 7 go on Route 302 East for about 20 miles to Groton. Check our web site buckaroosof302.com for park & ride and a full array of Club news & pictures. Our website also features two live webcams so that you can check out current snow conditions.

TMA's can be purchased on our website or at the Upper Valley Grill where gas and parking are also available.The Upper Valley Grill is open Sunday thru Thursday 6 AM to 8 PM and Friday & Sataurday 6 AM to 9 PM.

We are pleased to tell you that for the second year Buckaroos of 302 Snowmobile Club has received the Times Argus Readers Choice Award for the BEST OF THE BEST VAST TRAILS for 2012. This is the greatest award a club could receive because it was the Readers of the local Times Argus newspaper that chose the winner.

We hope you will join us for a day of good riding.

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Our Goals
  • To have fun
  • To provide the best trails around so our extended family can enjoy our back yard
  • To  promote the sport of snowmobiling; riding free from impairment, riding within our abilities and to promote responsible use of the priviledge the private land owner extends to all of us
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Annual Dick Page Chicken BBQ

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The annual Dick Page snowmobile ride in is put on by the local snowmobile club, Buckaroos of 302.  Each year this event is held at the Groton Town Garage and put on by the Groton Fire Dept.  The Dick Page Ride in was started in 1977.  Dick Page was a Groton boy that moved to Conn. for work but Dick always returned to Groton for his fun and everyone looked forward to his visits.  Dick bought a camp on the Heath Brook Road.  We all remember good times at the camp.  Dick loved hunting and snowmobiling.  When Dick passed away his friends got together and started the first Dick Page Memorial Ride-in that was held at his camp.  Since than the ride-in has grown considerable over the years.  Usually there is an average of 200 - 300 snowmobilers that come to the ride-in.  The Fire Dept. BBQ 300+ chickens and there was always many hungry snowmobilers and landowners that sat down to eat together, no leftovers.  The Buckaroos of 302 club take this BBQ as an opportunity to treat all our landowners to a chicken dinner.  Snowmobilers and landowners get to set down together to express our thanks to the landowners who generously share their land for a VAST snowmobile trail.

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