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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Happy Trails at Southern Vermont College

SVC's Everett Mansion

A couple of years ago, I posted SVC Hikes about the hiking trails at Southern Vermont College in Bennington. At the time, we took a hike there on a trail that was in need of maintenance, to put it mildly -- it became somewhat of a bushwhack.  Dennis, my college roommate and good friend, recently visited me from the Big Apple and I took him over to SVC (a really cool place!), where we hiked some trails on the north end of the property. These were in excellent condition and a lot of fun.

Click here for directions to SVC. Click here for a map of the trails (and then zoom in).

To further help you find the north-end I'm talking about -- the Carriage Road that leads to the Cave Trail -- I made this short video. Pull up to the parking lot by SVC's Everett Mansion, walk up to the courtyard on the west side of the mansion, and...

Walk to the SVC Hiking Trails (video)

View to the north of Bennington and the Bennington Monument.

Bucolic meadow north of the Everett Mansion and adjacent to the start of the north-end trails.

Old stone scenic veiw observation platform.

Traversing the meadow.

That would be my buddy Dennis "presenting" the stairway to the west of the Everett Mansion

Other Hikes
The Long Pond Environmental Education Center
Merck Forest & Farmland Center

Mattison Hollow
Park-McCullough House and Trails
Robert Frost Stone House and Museum and Trail