Are you a BATS Member?

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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 […]

Wednesday Night MTB Rides Are Back!

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Join Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) members on a group mountain bike ride on Wednesday nights beginning Wednesday, May 25 and continuing throughout the summer and fall if there is interest. We will depart from Highlander on our mountain bikes to official trailhead access points and ride until the ride is done. Time:  5:45PM- Be ready to […]

Spring Trail Work In Progress

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Bennington Area Trail System (BATS) members/volunteers have been out clearing the trails of blowdowns and working on any areas that may need more attention. Thank you volunteers! The trails wouldn’t be in such great shape without our membership and volunteer support. Learn more about why you should join BATS and come to our 2nd Annual […]

Mud Season Trail Use Tip

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Please help us keep our trails in good condition. It takes a lot of work to keep trails in tip-top shape, and it’s ALL VOLUNTEER Work. We know many of you have been using the trails on Mount Anthony/Southern Vermont College for years before the Benningotn Area Trail System began, but we are the stewards […]

Trail Condition Update

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Trail Condition Update: Logging is still in progress. Please avoid ALL trails and skids roads on the South side of Southern Vermont College accessible from the maintenance shed until logging is complete. It is a safety concern and we want to respect the logging operations. Plus with a warm spell later in the week, you […]

Trail Update: Logging and Trails Temporarily Closed

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Logging is currently happening along “Hops and Vines” on Southern Vermont College property and near”Down N’ Up” on a cooperating landowner’s property South of the upper SVC parking lot and maintenance shed. Please avoid using trails in those areas. More logging is expected to take place on SVC property and on land South of the maintenance shed this […]