News from Bennington Area Trail System

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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BATS Events through July 19th

Just a quick run down of the BATS Events in this coming week: WEDNESDAYS ONGOING: Weekly Group Mountain Bike Ride on Wednesdays through fall. Meeting at 5:45PM at Highlander Cycle, 160 Benmont Ave, Bennington, VT. Après at Harvest Brewing in Downtown Bennington. Your BATS/VMBA Membership Card gets you a super deal. Yay! FRIYAY, 7/14/17: SoVT […]

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Check Trail Hub for BATS Trail Conditions!

So, we got a lot of rain. We closed the Cave Trail for now. Our BATS volunteers (or maybe just Todd?Thank you!) are out assessing the conditions/fixing what they can saying, “all you can hear is the running water up here.” Give Trails another day or so to dry out. The BATS Trail Conditions on […]

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Bennington Townwide Trail Map is Live

We love maps! Kudos to all involved in creating the Townwide Trail Map which residents and visitors can find  on the Bennington Chamber website or in person at the Chamber. See the Bennington Chamber’s Facebook Live video about it from 6/29 (BELOW). Find the BATS Trail map and trail user guidelines here. Many of the other mountainous […]

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