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Kettle Pond Trail

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Kettle Pond Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Marshfield, Vermont that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.9 miles Elevation Gain: 91 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
4 months ago

I loved this trail. There were rocks to walk on, boardwalk, roots and just ground. Saw and heard loons on lake. There was a nice breeze. It was cloudy/sunny. I recommend it. It was muddy but there were enough elements to step on that it was no problem.

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muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Great trail!! Well marked. NO BUGS! Good time to go to avoid those buggers. The pup loved it too. Will definitely come back to stay in a cabin and take advantage of the pond.

hiking
4 months ago

It could be an easy and pretty hike on a nicer day, nice views over the lake. The day we went it was warm, lots of mosquitoes and very muddy.

hiking
bugs
muddy
7 months ago

hiked kettle pond Monday 6/17. Still really buggy but otherwise an enjoyable hike.

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bugs
muddy
7 months ago

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rocky
washed out
7 months ago

I wanted to love this trail but that was impossible. The bugs were horrendous and the trail was so muddy after the boat launch area that we had to turn back. We are adventurous but this was way too over the top. I’m sure that when it hasn’t rained it must be much better. Don’t go if it’s had any rain.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

As a snowshoe trail, it was great. Easy to follow. Prox. 2/5 was SnowShoed packed. Broke trail the rest of the way. Snow was deeeeep but made it. So neat to see Owls Head from “pond to mountain” view. Only camp on pond must be “grandfathered” private. Great exercise outing.

Sat Oct 13 2018

Lots of rocks but beautiful trail overlooking the water the whole time! Perfect for a daily dose of nature.

hiking
Sat Oct 13 2018

So peaceful with great views of the pond. Walking over roots and rocks adds to the intensity, but overall an easy trail with lots of places to rest.

hiking
Sun Sep 09 2018

Wow, this trail is absolutely stunning. Yes there's a pond and a few nice views of the pond and surrounding views along this slippery loop trail, however the trail alone is worth visiting for this hike. Its kind of like- whatever you envisioned as woods in fairy tales when you were a child.

walking
Fri Aug 24 2018

A beautiful walk around the lake, shaded and relaxed. This should be rated easy; there are a few places where you step across small stones, but otherwise it’s very flat and chill. Also, be aware that the loop doesn’t quite complete itself, we needed to walk out to the Main Street to find our car. I’d do it again!

Sat Jul 21 2018

This isn't very far, and not much of an incline, but the places to stop by the pond are beautiful and peaceful. Very uneven trail so it makes you work a little.

Wed Jun 13 2018

It’s absolutely beautiful!!

hiking
Tue Oct 17 2017

Wonderful walk. There was no real incline, but the smooth rock terrain made for a fun trip. We were fortunate to see a couple of loons on the pond.

Sun Oct 08 2017

lovely walk around the pond, good signage. Some challenges along the way with various rocks and boulders.

walking
Thu Oct 05 2017

We walked around the lake after having lunch on a rock at entrance, it is a lovely walk along the lake side. Changing landscapes and nature, for an easy and relaxing time, recommended if you are looking for something easy and enjoyable.

Wed Aug 09 2017

worth the time to check out, short hike but great for a nature walk.

Fri Jul 14 2017

Lovely flat hike with lots of different terrain! Make sure to wear good boots in rain as it is a bit slippery and muddy.

hiking
Sun Jul 09 2017

Nice hike not really difficult no elevation to speak of on this hike. The trail is beautiful but a bit muddy in spots.

Mon Jul 03 2017

Short. Very easy. Cute.

running
Mon Apr 03 2017

Nice little trail around the pond, nothing fancy but it is pretty and at only 3 miles it'll give you time to do other things later

Sun Nov 20 2016

Enjoyed potentially the last fine day of Fall with a leisurely walk around the pond. The moss and the large boulders make you feel like you're in another world. A light frost in the morning made a few of the board-walks slick until things warmed up in the sun.

hiking
Sat Oct 22 2016

Beautiful hike!!

hiking
Wed Apr 27 2016

Beautiful, easy hike with wonderful views of the lake.

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