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

George Aiken Wildflower Trail

George Aiken Wildflower Trail
(Walking, trails, history)

Trails adjacent to the Bennington Museum, 1/3 mile long, populated by volunteers with native wildlife.

77 Main St.
Bennington

BenningtonMuseum.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

Greenberg Conservation Trails

Greenberg Family Conservation Area
(Hiking, walking, trails)

96 acres, part of the One World Conservation Center. Meadows, wetlands, and woodland.

413 Rte 7S
Bennington

TrailFinder.com

 

Blue Trail

Blue Trail
(Hiking, walking, trails)

Part of the Bennington College trail system, through the wooded parts of the campus.

1 College Dr
Bennington, VT 05201

TrailFinder.com

Bradford Putnam Wetlands

Bradford Putnam Wetlands
(Hiking, nature, trails, park)

Nature preserve and dirt packed trails for walking.

Accessible from 699 Burgess Rd in Bennington

Bennington Area Trail Map

Y Woods

Y Woods
(Trails, biking, hiking)

Accessible from Strohmaier Rd in Bennington

Bennington Trail Map

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Bromley Mountain

Bromley Mountain
(Skiing, snowboarding, alpine slide, waterslide, aerial adventure park)

Nine lifts carry guests to trails covering 178 of the 300 acres on Bromley Mountain. Lessons and rentals are available.

3984 VT Route 11
Peru, VT

bromley.com

Prospect Mountain

Prospect Mountain
(Nordic skiing, snowshoeing)

Nordic Skiing and Snowshoeing, over 30k of trails, some on National Parks land. Rentals and lessons are available.

204 Prospect Access
Woodford

ProspectMountain.com

Mile Around Woods

Mile Around Woods
(Hiking, trails)

The Mile-Around Woods is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near North Bennington, Vermont that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels.

Accessible from McCullough Rd in North Bennington

AllTrails.com

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