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 […]

Trail Update- We’re Open & SVC Updates 4/16/19

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WE’RE OPEN! The trails in the banana belt of Vermont are ready to ride/hike/run! Lots of BATS folks were out this warm spring weekend enjoying the trails on Mount Anthony. We’ve cleaned up most of the trails, done some leaf blowing, but still have a few blowdowns to clear. The mountain is surprisingly dry, but […]

Trail Update- SVC Vehicular Access to Trails in Upper lot Temporarily Closed (3/11/19):

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For the privacy and security of their students, Southern Vermont College (SVC) has temporarily closed vehicular access past the field house. Normal trail access via Route 9 (Camelot Village) or the Hospital (Hops and Vines Trail) continue, although hikers and bikers are reminded to stay off the trails when they are soft. Despite this temporary […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hunting Season Updates & Events List

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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 […]