Next Weekend: 3rd Annual BATS Trail Mix

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3rd Annual BATS Trail Mix Saturday May 5th | 12:00-6:00pm Everett Mansion, 982 Mansion Dr Bennington, VT 05201 Join us on the scenic campus of Southern Vermont College at the base of Mount Anthony for a day of celebrating trails! Free General Admission Food and Beverage Sales Benefit BATS SVMC 5K Trail Run 12P-1:30P Scott […]

May- Turkey Hunting Season

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Trail Use Reminder-Youth spring turkey hunting weekend is April 28 and 29 this year, and the regular spring turkey season is May 1-31. Hunting is allowed until noon each day. The land south of SVC is actively hunted – please stay off of those areas until afternoon in May!  Thank you! The BATS Board of Directors […]

Online Presale Tickets Live! Backcountry Film Festival, Saturday 3/9! PS: It’s snowing in Bennington!

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It’s snowing out in Bennington! Tickets are now live! Get yours in advance today for Will Call at the door! Come celebrate the backcountry experience, or learn what it’s all about with us! Tickets : http://batsvt.org/events/bcfilmfest/ Facebook page event updates #BATSvt #BenningtonOutdoors #ShiresofVermont #SoVT#NorthernBerkshires #snowshoenationals2018 Winter Wildlands AllianceBackcountry Film Festival Dutch Hill Alliance of Skiers and HikersThunderbolt Ski Runners Green Mountain Club Bennington […]

Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders

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Freeze/Thaw Cycle Reminders: 1) Avoid trails if too muddy 2) If icy, please wear traction on your shoes or have studded tires on your bike. 3) Please avoid making trails wider or short-cutting trails. 4) Go out before trails get muddy, earlier in day or later in the day. Read our updated Trail Use Tips […]

Mini-Maps and New Parking Signs Up

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BATS has slowly been working to improve signage at other trail access points. We have updates to do on the trails this winter so in spring we can focus on trail improvements and junction signage. This mini-map is at the upper “Garlic Fest” field tract on our map. A second mini-map is below the SVC ball […]

VOREC Updates

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We were happy with the late October VOREC Meeting in Arlington. We look forward to more collaboration between community organizations and existing groups to support and sustain outdoor recreation and stewardship of our recreational spaces. Read more about the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economy READ ALL the comments from the statewide meetings and other updates here: […]