Groton offers many sites for Park
You may park at the Upper Valley Grill on US 302. This puts you right onto snowmobile trail
302. The Grill and General Store provides the snowmobiler with food and gas seven days a week. Please go into
the Grill and ask where you should park, so you do not interfere with business. If all parking is full, the Grill
owner, Bill Kane will direct you to a couple of other parking lots.
Butterfield parking lot is on US 302 about 6 miles West of Upper Valley Grill on your right.
Three Groomers turn in this parking lot, so you have access to Topsham, Barre and Groton trails.
New Discovery parking lot is located on Groton State Forest highway 232. Just above the Upper
Valley Grill is the US Jct. 302 and 232. Go about 11 miles on highway 232, New Discovery Parking lot will be on your
left. This parking lot puts you right onto snowmobile route 2 trail.
The So. Ryegate Ballfield is some times open for parking. Currently it is not plowed.
If you are traveling west on US Rt. 302 from I-9l exit 17. The first caution light you come to, hanging over US
Rt. 302. The So. Ryegate ballfield is on the left just after the caution light and Church. Watch
for signs "SNOWMOBILE PARKING" and "VAST Trails to Rt. 5, Jct. CA 1, Rt. 302 and Groton".
You will have to ride your snowmobile a short distance, on the edge of the blacktop till you get to the dirt road called
"Brown's Road". This road and trail is open to Jct. CA 1.
The Buckaroos of 302 hope you enjoy snowmobiling in our area whether it is a short ride or a long ride we try to sign and
groom our trails for your enjoyment. We hope you will come back soon and often. Please always respect all the
landowners that share their land with us.