The time has come to remind you to RENEW Your Membership or JOIN BATS! Membership runs from April 1st, 2018 through March 31st, 2019. You don’t have to be a mountain biker to join. BATS manages the trails for multi-use, whether you walk with your family or dog, run, hike, snowshoe, ski or bike- help us keep […]
Are you ready for next weekend? March 9-11th there are REALLY cool (pun intended) things happening in Bennington. We are really excited to get outside and have fun on the snow and support our local events. We really just want to get YOU excited to celebrate being active in the out-of-doors. With snow holding in […]
Online Presale Tickets Live! Backcountry Film Festival, Saturday 3/9! PS: It’s snowing in Bennington!
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: 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 […]
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 […]
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: […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]