Hunting Season Reminders and Trail Closures

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BATS members, volunteers, and community members,  Hunting season for deer begins tomorrow (Saturday). Many BATS Trails are closed to hike/bike/walking during this short window of time for hunting. Please respect the trail closures as our partnerships with landowners are VERY important to keeping the trails open for all. It’s the least we can do to […]

BATS Trail and Parking for SVC Access Points-

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Please view the most recent article from the 7.14.19 Bennington Banner article by going: READ ARTICLE HERE We encourage you to subscribe to the Banner to support local news. By Banner staff BENNINGTON — The Bennington Area Trail System board of directors has provided a community update regarding trail access to the BATS trails on the […]

SVC Trail Access Update 6.21.19

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Southern Vermont College Trail Access Updates   (UPDATED 6/21/19) – During this time of transition with Southern Vermont College (SVC) and its property being held by the banks due to SVC closure, we will post updates regarding current trailhead access and parking on our homepage, News blog, E-News, and Facebook page, as access may change again. We […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]