No matter age or interest, Bennington offers a variety of opportunities for all types of individuals. From outdoor recreation, to a thriving nightlife this town boasts a long history as the first chartered community in the state.
With an active year-round events calendar, residents and visitors are able to enjoy our signature events such as our street fair known as Mayfest with an average attendance of over 8,000 people, the Bennington Antique and Classic Car Show for car enthusiasts from across the country, and the famous Garlicfest drawing families from New York City and Boston; all of which are among the hundreds of events that happen annually.
Surrounded by the Green Mountains, Bennantonians and their guests can experience the beauty of the National Forest. With public access less than five miles from downtown, the famous Long Trail provides outdoor recreation opportunities for all ages.
Whether just passing through or planning for an extended stay, Bennington is the perfect ‘Home Base.’ With realistic drive times from NYC, Boston, Albany, Burlington and Montreal, no environment is out of the option, and it is easy to come back to the peace and quiet between explorations.