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Battle Loop

Intermediate
 3.0 (2)

Short, family friendly loop through the woods of the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington Battlefield.


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Map Key

1.3

Miles

2.0

KM

Loop

807' 246 m

High

659' 201 m

Low

150' 46 m

Up

153' 47 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly Short, relatively easy, no drop-offs.

Plenty of free parking at the top of the hill at the end of the park road. Restrooms are available just down the hill from the trailhead/parking area.

Description

Trail starts at the Bennington Battlefield Park parking area where you can view information about the battle and look at a replica of one of the two British cannons that were emplaced during the battle in August 1777. It then continues through an open area with the 1777 tree line marked before entering a wooded area. The trail circles the hill on which the battle took place, allowing you to examine some of the terrain that the Vermont Militia members encountered. The trail is well marked by red placards nailed to the trees. The trail and park was enjoyed by our kids (ages 7, 5, and 3). If hiking with kids realize the trail does cross the park road near the halfway point, so don't let them get too far ahead.

Flora & Fauna

Birds, deer, squirrels, ground squirrels, butterflies, moths, mosquitos, deciduous and evergreen trees, wildflowers.

Shared By:

Bill Below with improvements by Brent Smith

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Battle Loop
Jun 25, 2021 near Hoosick…, NY
Battle Loop
Jun 25, 2021 near Hoosick…, NY
Battle Loop
Jun 25, 2021 near Hoosick…, NY

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Jun 19, 2021
Brent Smith