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Mile-Around-Woods and Vicinity

The Woods feature rich stands of old timber and a circular carriage road laid out after the Civil War by Trenor Park, the builder of the nearby Park-McCullough House.
Trail Activity
Length
4.9 miles, Network
Difficulty
Easy
Towns
Bennington (VT), Shaftsbury (VT)
Surface
Packed Earth/Dirt
Pets
Permitted on leash
Fees
No

Description

The Mile-Around Woods was donated in 1994 to The Fund for North Bennington, Inc. by Ethel McCullough Scott and her husband Bill Scott. The property had been in Mrs. Scott's family for more than 200 years. The Woods feature rich stands of old timber and a circular carriage road laid out after the Civil War by Trenor Park, the builder of the nearby Park-McCullough House.

The adjoining agricultural fields were part of a working dairy farm until the early 1990s. Known today as the Kohler/McCullough fields, they are maintained in crop rotation by a family of dairy farmers from nearby White Creek, N.Y. The Fund has established a network of trails that connects The Mile-Around Woods to adjoining woodlands and to Park Street. A hike on The Short Aldrich Trail circles much of the small valley of Paran Creek.

Other Information

Trail Manager

For more information, contact Rob Woolmington at the Fund for North Bennington:

Fund for North Bennington, Inc.
P.O. Box 803
North Bennington, VT 05257
thefund@northbennington.org
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Trailhead Information

Access via street parking on West Street at Woods Lane in North Bennington.

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