News from Bennington Area Trail System

Mini-Maps and New Parking Signs Up

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 […]

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VOREC Updates

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: […]

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Reminder: Muzzleloader Season 12-1 to 12-10

Just a reminder that today through next Sunday (12/1-12/10) is muzzleloader season. Please stay off of closed trails (trails south of SVC, section of Halloween Tree) for your safety and to respect our landowner partners who hunt!

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Hunting Season Updates & Events List

View this original e-news Hunting Season Reminders | Trail Updates| Regional Volunteer Opportunites & Events We just really want to get the word out about trail use during hunting season since some folks have been asking. Some trail closures will occur starting with Youth Deer Weekend. Currently during Archery Season, nothing is closed, but people maybe actively hunting […]

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New Kiosk Signage Going Up Soon!

BATS Board Members Jon Rowe and Silvia Cassano picked up their new, giant waterproof trail maps today to keep handy in their back pocket on their outings… Actually, they excitedly opened up some packages containing signage that GVH Studios produced for the Bennington Area Trail System. BATS is excited to get this important information up […]

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Hunting Season Reminder / Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Hunting Season Reminder / Events & Volunteer Opportunities It is officially hunting season. None of the landowners who grant BATS access adjacent to Southern Vermont College lands are closed to us during Archery/Bow season (10/7-11/3), however, most of the land surrounding the college is hunted during rifle season. We will post some reminders, but please […]

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BATS October Updates (Hunting Season) Events & Volunteer Opportunities

Wow! So it was hot out, and now it’s fall again. Just a friendly reminder that hunting season starts on 10/7. See our tips at the bottom for more information. TRAIL UPDATES: We hope to have new information up at the Southern Vermont College kiosk sometime this month (YAY!), and we will be installing a […]

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Trail Work Days- 1st and 3rd Sundays

Time for some trail work! BATS will be holding trail work events on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from 9:30 am -12pm now through the end of fall.  Like the trails on Mount Anthony? Please come join us and pitch in! In the coming weeks we will be working on a new […]

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Group Ride Saturday 8/4- then to 4 Corners North Homebrew Fest (or Southern VT Art & Craft Fest)!

We will be doing a ride before the 4 Corners North Homebrew Fest (get your tickets). It is the same weekend as the 39th Annual Southern Vermont Art and Craft Festival as well. We plan to meet to ride, then get food and beverages. Meet at 9am  the Trailhead Kiosk at the Southern Vermont College Upper […]

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Are you a BATS Member?

Though we are a small multi-use trail system, our parent chapter is the Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA), and we need their help because we are a newer, small non-profit. They guidelines and support VMBA has offered has been HUGE to our organization. Without them we would have no tools (of worth), no liability insurance […]

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