Backcountry Film Festival

Join us for an evening of celebrating winter human powered experiences, complete with mingling opportunities, a raffle or two, and stoke!

14th Annual Backcountry Film Festival – Friday, January 11th at Williams College

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Thanks to the Williams Outing Club partnering with BATS, we are able to host the Backcountry Film Festival again this coming year!  14TH Annual Backcountry Film Festival WHEN – Friday, January 11, 2019 Doors open at 6:30PM, show starts at 7PM WHERE – Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall in the Bernhard Music Center 54 Chapin Hall Drive, […]

National Take a Hike Day- Ninja Path

Come and take a hike with us this National Take a Hike Day! We’re going to walk the paved section of the Ninja Path alongside Walmart to Harmon Road and back. Then, we’ll have some hot chocolate and snacks post-hike. Park and meet us in the Walmart Parking lot in the back left corner before […]

Take the Bennington Townwide Survey by 11/30

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The 2018 Bennington Townwide Survey has a section about recreation opportunities in the area and mentions the park where we will be building a pump track this coming year. Please take a moment to complete the survey (ends 11/30). Your feedback is essential. From the town: The survey is an important opportunity for the community […]

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:

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. […]

1st and 3rd Trail Work Sundays

Like the trails on Mount Anthony? Please come join us and pitch in! 9:30AM-12:30PM every 1st and 3rd Sunday. Meet at 9:30 am at the Upper Parking lot at Southern Vermont College UNLESS otherwise noted in the weekly reminder posting. Check our News on the web, or Facebook for any updates. If you volunteer regularly, […]

Wednesday Night Ride

Last organized Wednesday Night Ride of the season! 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 […]