Recreational Activities


Bennington and the surrounding area offer a plethora of opportunities for outdoor adventures. State parks, mountain lakes, swimming holes, and hikes for all ages and abilities abound. Bennington is nestled into the southwest corner of the Green Mountains and is a favorite stopping point along the Appalachian and Long Trails. For the casual walker there is no shortage of beautiful scenic walks with pastoral views and historic sites.

The town also offers numerous parks including a splash pad, disc golf, tennis, playgrounds, and an impressive recreation center complex with indoor pool and weight room.

When temperatures drop, some of the best cross-country skiing and snow shoeing in the Northeast has brought the U.S. National Snowshoe competition to Prospect Mountain twice in the past five years. The V.A.S.T. snowmobile trail network draws visitors from all over New England.

Breathtaking mountain views abound from every hole on our 18-hole championship golf course. For rainy day activities, Bennington has indoor golf simulator, a tennis bubble, bowling alley and more.

There are a good number of annual events related to the outdoors, and an active community of outdoor recreation loving organizations that invite participation in their activities and efforts.

Whatever your passion, Bennington’s numerous outdoor opportunities will not disappoint you!

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