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Groton Nature Center

A Natural Connections restoration project.

Groton Nature Center - Grand Opening June 11, 2023

The Groton Nature Center, a project of Vermont Parks Forever’s Natural Connections program, has been restored through the public/private partnership between Vermont Parks Forever; ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain; Vermont State Parks; and the generous support of many donors.

The new nature center will provide innovative educational opportunities with the goal of establishing life-long connections between park visitors and the natural world. The Groton Nature Center will tell the story of human relationships with nature in Vermont, encouraging an appreciation for and fostering responsible stewardship of Vermont’s natural resources.

Join Vermont Parks Forever on June 11, 2023 from 11:00am to 2:00pm for a grand opening event at the new nature center at 1595 Boulder Beach Rd in Groton. This will be an open house event featuring tours of the new nature center, light refreshments, raffles, and much celebration!


Vermont Parks Forever invests in innovative nature education throughout the park system.

Natural Connections would not be possible without the support of these generous donors. 

The Canaday Family Charitable Trust
The Jan Blomstrann Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation
The WaterWheel Foundation 
Lintilhac Foundation
Lisa Steele
Winthrop H. Smith, Jr. Charitable Foundation
Darn Tough Vermont
The Larsen Fund/Susan Z. Ritz
Windham Foundation
The MacLeay Foundation
Cabot Creamery

Pomerleau Real Estate
Jan S. Eastman and John H. Marshall
Tim Briglin and Laurel Mackin
Jerry Greenfield and Elizabeth Skarie Foundation
The Mimi Fishman Foundation
The Lake Groton Association
Northfield Savings Bank
John Sharpless and Janet Rutkowski
Washington Electric Cooperative Community Fund
Many individual or anonymous donors


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