Western New England Greenway

Western New England Greenway
(Biking, roadways)

A bike route that runs along US Route 7, including through Bennington and beyond.

WNEGreenway.org

Bennington Area Trail System

BATS (Bennington Area Trail System)
(Biking, hiking, trail maintenance)

BATS was founded by a group of local bikers, runners, and hikers that advocate for multi-use singletrack trails for the enjoyment of area residents and visitors alike.

batsvt.org

Greenbergs Headwaters Park

Greenbergs Headwaters Park

(Nature, bird watching, trails)

Belvidere Street
(off of Morgan Street)
Bennington, VT

The 165 acre park officially called the Norman and Selma Greenberg Headwaters Park is located off of Morgan Street and includes a picturesque landscape of woods, wetlands, and water.

It features two miles of paths that access a diversity of habitats ranging from wooded uplands to ponds and beaverdams. The South Stream feeds into the wetland which is rated as a Vermont Class 2 Significant Wetland.

Part of the trail system is on the rail bed of the former Bennington and North Adams railway (service ended in 1928). At one time, the trolley line which belonged to the Bennington and Hoosick Valley Railway west of Bennington, ran to Hoosick Falls, NY, a total of about 30 miles.

There is a second entrance to the park for paddlers, located farther down Morgan Street, just past the turn off to Middle Pownal Road. There is a long boardwalk leading to the canoe/kayak launch that takes you directly into the heart of the beaver ponds and wetlands area.

Enjoy walking, paddling, bird watching, cross country skiing, mountain biking, and all the park has to offer!

Birdwatching at the Headwaters Park:
eBird.org

Y Woods

Y Woods
(Trails, biking, hiking)

Accessible from Strohmaier Rd in Bennington

Bennington Trail Map

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Harmon Hill

Harmon Hill
(hiking, biking, trails)

Harmon Hill via Long Trail (Appalachian Trail) is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bennington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult.

Can be accessed off Route 9 in Woodford near the MacArthur Trail Bridge

https://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/appalachian-trail-long-trail-to-harmon-hill

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Green Mountain Club of Bennington

Green Mountain Club of Bennington
(Hiking trails, biking, trail maintenance)

The Green Mountain Club Bennington Section is for anyone interested in hiking, walking, biking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, trail maintenance, and other outdoor activities.

https://www.benningtongmc.org
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Riverwalk

Riverwalk
(Walking, downtown)

An easy walk down the Walloomsac in Bennington. Less than a mile from Depot St to Park St.

Riverwalk map

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Stark Street Playground

Stark Street Playground
(Playground, bike pump track, basketball hoop)

This park is currently under construction to update the facilities and offer more recreational opportunities.

150 Stark St.
Bennington, VT 05201

https://benningtonvt.org/departments/parks-recreation/
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Willow Park

Willow Park / Leonard J. Black Memorial Park
(Playground, picnic pagoda, baseball diamond, soccer fields, volleyball court, skate park, dirt bike course)

Playground, BMX track, disc golf, tennis courts, playing fields, spacious grounds and pavilion are all features of this multi-purpose playground and recreation area. Bathrooms open during the summer months.

The upper and lower pavilions are available for rent by contacting Chris Barbagallo at cbarbagallo@BenningtonVT.org

 

472 East Road
Bennington, VT 05201

https://benningtonvt.org/departments/parks-recreation/

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