Southern Vermont Places

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Bennington

Sports and the Outdoors

Lake Shaftsbury State Park. You'll find a swimming beach, nature trails, boat and canoe rentals, and a snack bar at this pretty park. 262 Shaftsbury State Park Rd., 10½ miles north of Bennington, Bennington, VT, 05262. 802/375–9978. www.vtstateparks.com/htm/shaftsbury.htm.

Woodford State Park. This park has an activities center on Adams Reservoir, a playground, boat and canoe rentals, and nature trails. 142 State Park Rd., 10 miles east of Bennington, Bennington, VT, 05201. 802/447–7169. www.vtstateparks.com/htm/woodford.htm.

Long Trail. Four miles east of Bennington, the Long Trail crosses Route 9 and runs south to the top of Harmon Hill. Allot two or three hours for this steep hike. Bennington, VT.

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