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Molly Stark Trail

Bennington, VT
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Ranked #7 of 20 Attractions in Bennington
Type: Scenic Drives
Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving
Description: A 40-mile scenic drive between Bennington and Brattleboro.
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Topsham, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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79 reviews 79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
141 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 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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