Woodford State Park

Trails in Woodford State Park are popular for hiking during the warmer months and for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during winter.
Trail Activity
Walking Hiking Snowshoeing Ungroomed cross-country skiing
2.1 miles, Loop
Easy, Moderate
Woodford (VT)
Packed Earth/Dirt, Snow, Ungroomed
Permitted on leash


Two main features attract visitors to Woodford State Park’s 400 acres – the solitude provided by the forest and the waters of Adams Reservoir. The campground is surrounded by a higher elevation (2,000 feet) forest of beech, maple, yellow birch, spruce, and fir. The sense of solitude is further enhanced by the adjacent Green Mountain National Forest including the George D. Aiken Wilderness Area.

The Atwood Trail is an easy 0.5-mile loop that begins in the day-use parking area and follows along a portion of the shoreline.

The Woodford Trail is a 2.1-mile easy to moderate trail that circumnavigates the reservoir and campground, through the forest on the eastern side of the park, and closer to the shoreline along the west. There is ample opportunity for wildlife viewing.

Other Information

Winter parking is on the north side of Route 9 across from the main park entrance. Snowshoers and skiers can walk along the road or use trails that go from the parking area through the woods to the road. You will have to take skis and snowshoes off to cross Route 9. Do not block gates.

Trail Manager

For more information on the park and the trails, visit Vermont State Parks online, or contact:

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 2: Rutland Region

VT Dept. Forests, Parks & Recreation Region 2: Rutland Region
271 North Main Street, Suite 215
Rutland, VT 05701-2423
Phone: (802) 786-0060
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Trailhead Information

From the Town of Bennington follow Route 9 east for 10 miles. The State Park entrance is on your right. The trailhead for both the Atwood Trail and the Woodford Trail begin at the day-use parking lot. The Woodford Trail can also be accessed at several points along the campground road. There is plowed access in the winter. 

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