Some Trails Closed During Hunting Season

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Deer Season is upon us. Please respect the small amount of time hunters have in the woods. Some of the trails we maintain for recreation go onto property that is actively hunted during deer season, and have been signed and roped off at high-use entrances. Please respect the closures & wear orange! Safety tips and trail recommendations below. […]

Wednesday Night Ride

Wednesday Night Ride- Now has Fall Hours. Leaving from Highlander Bicycle, earlier and earlier as the daylight decreases. If you have a light, bring it if you’d like. Just show up. If you don’t know the trails yet, let us know you maybe coming so we can confirm a leader. Two paces when possible (casual […]

Bike to the Farmer’s Market and Updates from the BATS Cave

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Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Ride Your Bike to the Bennington Farmer’s Market Pop Up Event Exercise, fresh air, and fresh local food! What’s better than biking the farmer’s market? The first 20 people who bike to the farmer’s market (helmets encouraged) will receive a FREE maple lemonade from Running Brook Sugar Shack.  If you want […]

BATS Board Meeting

Join the Bennington Area Trail System at our monthly board meeting. Do you have something to contribute? Want to learn more about our projects? Have some ideas? Great! See you Tuesday! Learn More About our Mission and organization here: http://batsvt.org/about/

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 […]

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 […]