You will find the Bennington area nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains in the Southwestern corner of Vermont. Just minutes from the Berkshires in Massachusetts and within 45 minutes of the Albany NY area, Bennington, VT is a great place to live and visit. The downtown district where residents and business owners are well known for their hospitality and community pride is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bennington and its surrounding communities are rich in the arts, history and outdoor recreational opportunities. Bennington is well known for its natural beauty, museums, attractions, antique shops and art galleries. Spend your time enjoying historic walking tours, covered bridges, green mountains and lush valleys, beautiful vistas, summer and winter recreational opportunities, pristine state parks and scenic campgrounds. Remember to stop at the quaint roadside stands selling Vermont products, great restaurants and wonderful lodging establishments. With its clean air and minimal backlighting, Bennington's a great place for stargazing. Clean cool waters abound in the area's rivers, lakes and streams. Life is good in Bennington!
People arrive by bus, on foot (the Appalachian & Long Trails are literally within walking distance), by bike and of course by car. We invite you to share the Bennington experience and make it your own. Download the Area Visitors Guide and see Area Events here..
Note: Thank you to Joann Erenhouse, former Executive Director of the Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce who provided the content for this page.