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Molly Stark Trail

Bennington, VT
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Bennington
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving
Description: A 40-mile scenic drive between Bennington and Brattleboro.
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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

For a great trip through the Vermont Mountains you have to take this trail. The drive is great especially on a sunny afternoon. Stop at the Hog Back gift shop for a great view and some great buys.

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Rockland County, NY
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This wasn't the fall leaf season. The views were okay, but not spectacular. We're not sure what the people saw, who rave about it. It's similar to a drive in the Catskill mountains in NY -- green mountains, streams, lakes (and an occasional statue of a moose).

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I guess I was two weeks late this year for foliage on Oct. 19. It has Moose crossings but I didn't see any Moose. Still we enjoyed the drive and the road was not crowded.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Great scenery! Worth the trip! Would be gorgeous drive in the fall! Hope to return to see the foliage,

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Maple Shade, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

0.8 mile trail to the fire tower which is quite vertical. If hot and/or humid: be warned, you will be soaked. The view is spectacular. Park is very clean and well maintained.

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memphis, ny
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Can recommend haystack mountain trail, and bald mountain, both off of rte 9, both well marked and maintained. Drive itself was pleasant, and eventually reaches Brattleboro, another quaint Vermont town. About halfway between Bennington and Brattleboro is the 100 mile view lookout on the side of the road. Worth the drive.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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188 reviews 188 reviews
107 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We took this drive from Bennington to Brattleboro. There are numerous hiking opportunities along the route, but unfortunately we didn’t plan enough time to do any of them. I can’t count the number of times we pulled off for pictures. We were there in the first week of October and the colors were brilliant, although they hadn’t peaked. They needed... More

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Colchester, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

Definitely worth the drive. Lots of scenic places to stop, my husband and I really enjoyed the Mount Olga trail at Molly Stark State Park, the fire tower at the top gives an amazing view of the surrounding mountains. We also enjoyed Green Mountain National Forest - Little Pond, we didn't complete that hike, but what we did see was... More

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Bennington, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I hike as often as possible. I love the kiosks and the well kept trails. I will spend next summer going more often and to other parts of the trail, I cannot wait!

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Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Driving along the picturesque road fills your senses with delight. There is a river that runs along the road - the rocks were covered with snow and the water glistened in the sunshine. There are some little shops every so often to stop in - some churches to photograph and some parks where there are trails if you like to... More

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