Greeting Leaf Friends
Today I’m going to talk about the scenic view of Kettle Pond from Owls Head Mountain. The first thing is to get there and this one is pretty easy. You take Route 232 either from the south and Route 302 or from the North and Route 2. Either way will get you there and then you look for the Lanesboro road.
Getting to Groton State Park
This narrow dirt road will take you up to a dirt parking lot where you will disembark from your vehicle and hike up the last section to the Owls Head lookout. It’s a fairly easy hike by my standards but if you are less steady on your feet, you are in luck. There is a trail just off the parking lot that takes you along a dirt path to a pavilion and an easier to access view of Kettle Pond.
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This path is, from what I could see, wheelchair accessible. I think they have weddings and the like in this spot so it has to be easier to get to.
Now for those of you who rise early to get dawn shots or are late owls. The views are great from the observation point on top, BUT! be very careful as the Park Rangers will lock the gate at the bottom and go home for the night. If you are planning on being there after dark, plan to leave your car on the road-side and hike it up. Now I consider THAT to be a real hike. It’s a steep grade!
Grand Prize winner for 2017
Here is a shot of Liz Talley who I selected from among the 10 semi-finalists. I sent her a gift card, good for $125.00 for any image on my website. She chose my favorite shot of dawn at Derby Wharf Lighthouse in Sea Fog. This image was itself a runner-up in the 2016 National Park Share the Experience contest for NPS Rangers (my summer job).
Next month (January) I will be starting again and yes the slate will be wiped clean and everyone will be eligible to win.Jeff "Foliage" Folger You can purchase images by visiting my Fine Art Gallery websites
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I started with Yankee Magazine as their first blogger on everything fall foliage. Now I blog on my own blog on my favorite subject, telling leaf peepers where the fall foliage is showing up in New England and helping them (to some extent) plan their fall foliage vacations.