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    Default Bennington Trailfest - July 30, 2022

    If you find yourself in beautiful Bennington, Vermont on Saturday, July 30th, please join us at our inaugural Bennington Trailfestfrom 12pm to 3pm at the Bennington Community Center (Rec Center) located at 655 Gage Street, Bennington, VT.
    Trailfest activities will be geared to both trail hikers and the greater Bennington community and will include free food, non-alcoholic beverages, live entertainment, trail skill demonstrations and hiking workshops offered by local recreation groups, as well as our partners at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Green Mountain Club and Green Mountain National Forest. Bennington was recently designated an official A.T. Community, and we hope to raise awareness and get our community more involved with the Trail.
    Transportation for hikers along the A.T. and L.T will be provided thanks to our volunteers:

    • Saturday, 7/30: 11:45 am (first run from VT 9 trailhead to Community Ctr.) to 3:00 pm (last ride to trailhead from Community Ctr.)
    • Sunday, 7/31: 10 - 10:30 am (from tenting back to trailhead after bfast)


    Accommodations/Lodging

    • Showers will be available at the Bennington Community Center until 5pm on Saturday. ($2)
    • Tenting spots (free) with indoor bathroom available first come-first served on Saturday night. Breakfast will be provided by volunteers.
    • If a hotel is your jam, there are hiker-friendly hotels in Bennington and several diner/breakfast options in downtown Bennington.
    • Downtown Bennington has 3+ breweries, eateries, a distillery, and Vermonty shops to check out after Trailfest!

    >> Hikers that wish to re-supply on Sunday can coordinate with volunteers or utilize the local taxi services.



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