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“Fire Tower” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Molly Stark Trail

Molly Stark Trail
Bennington, VT
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Bennington
Type: Scenic Drives, Landmarks
Activities: Viewing foliage, Driving
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Owner description: A 40-mile scenic drive between Bennington and Brattleboro.
Maple Shade, NJ
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Fire Tower”
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.

Visited July 2013
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memphis, ny
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67 reviews 67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Nice drive- but I'm here for the hiking.”
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.

Visited June 2013
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Grand Rapids, MI
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141 attraction reviews
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213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
“Stunning Drive”
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 another week. We passed through several small towns, one with a picturesque covered bridge right beside the road. If you want to take in a hike or two and explore the littl bergs, I can see this drive taking all day. For us though, it was only about two hours. I wish we’d have had more time to explore the area.

Visited September 2012
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Colchester, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Experience!”
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 beautiful.

Visited March 2013
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Bennington, Vermont
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Just what you expect”
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!

Visited August 2012
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