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Molly Stark Trail

Address: Bennington, VT
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Bennington
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving
Owner description: A 40-mile scenic drive between Bennington and Brattleboro.
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Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving
Owner description: A 40-mile scenic drive between Bennington and Brattleboro.
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Felton, California
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463 reviews 463 reviews
228 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We took this drive on the way to Bennington. Lots of photo ops and very pretty color. Can be slow in places but there are numerous "truck lanes" for the speedsters. Some nice pull off areas and some backroads to explore,

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Rochester, NY
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65 reviews 65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

A great roadway with pretty much all new pavement from outside Bennington well into New Hampshire, with absolutely gorgeous colors and scenery the week of 9/23/14.

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Topsham, Maine
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62 reviews 62 reviews
5 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I love traveling the roads of Vermont on 2 wheels. This road does not disappoint. Travel route 7A if you get the chance through the small towns. Traffic was light on a Friday and I can't wait to return.

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Abbot
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Whenever possible we tend to stay "off the beaten path" unless we're on a tight schedule. This was an efficient route for us and we found it a pleasant drive.We made the somewhat obligatory stop at Hog Back... views are great and we left with several bottles of wine and a maple cream liquor that is amazing. Another good reason... More 

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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22 reviews 22 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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