A 'beeping' good time metal detecting at Boulder Beach State Park

What a fun way to ease into the summer months

Finally, some decent results

Getting ready to go metal detecting with my Garrett Ace 250 and new beach sand metal scoop.

This past Saturday was the perfect late spring day to go metal detecting at Lake Groton at Boulder Beach State Park in Groton, Vermont. It was my first visit to this beautiful park about an hour’s drive north of White River Junction on I-91.

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The weather was dry, around 80 degrees, the water warm and shallow. Fortunately, the black flies weren't biting too badly and there were few people on the beach, so I pretty much had the place to myself.

The state of Vermont does a wonderful job of keeping the beach clean. The place is so relaxing and peaceful. Even better, metal detecting is permissible by state law with few restrictions.

It was was a good day to put my Garrett Ace 250 metal detector through its paces. I had a decent pair of headphones that kept the machine quiet. I also had my new Deteknix Scuba Tector that can go up to 200 feet underwater. I also had my water shoes on for protection against sharp rocks.

My new Deteknix Scuba Tector underwater handheld metal detector worked flawlessly on the beach and in the water.

Both devices worked flawlessly with pinpoint accuracy. In short order I had found a dime, a nickel, and three pennies. I also found bobbie pins, clothespins, a stainless steel spoon, bottle caps, fishing hooks, iron fragments, and a Skoal tobacco canister. The trash I threw away into the waste bin.

A 1997 clad penny was hiding buried under 4 inches of sand (Darla Sterett photos).

I hope to return to Boulder Beach State Park someday soon. I've got a sneaking feeling that the real treasure is lurking just beyond the shoreline beneath the rippling waves of Lake Groton.


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