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The Long Trail (Division 2)

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This division of The Long Trail runs from Route 9 to Kelley Stand Road.


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Map Key

22.1

Miles

35.6

KM

Point to Point

3,770' 1,149 m

High

1,365' 416 m

Low

4,886' 1,489 m

Up

4,063' 1,238 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (4°)

50%

Max Grade (26°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Historical Significance · Views · Wildlife

Need to Know

Please familiarize yourself with wilderness standards before entering any wilderness area.

Description

This section of The Long Trail starts at Route 9, near the William D. Macarthur Memorial Bridge. The trail ascends the steep mountain slopes to Melville Naheim Shelter.

In a short distance before reaching Maple Hill, the trail crosses into the Glastenbury Wilderness. *Most of the area within the Glastenbury Wilderness is part of what is referred to as the "Bennington Triangle", an area that is tied to supernatural events. There are excellent views at Little Pond, if you can afford the time to go. The trail exits the Glastenbury Wilderness, just before reaching Goddard Shelter. In addition to excellent views, the shelter has a nice piped spring.

In a short distance past the shelter, there's an old firetower from 1927. The tower offers excellent 360 degreee views. The trail traverses over the mountains, then descends to Kid Gore Shelter. Kid Gore Shelter has excellent views of the valley and beautiful sunrises.

The trail traverses over the mountains until it comes out to Story Spring Shelter, which is right on the trail. The water source is a small spring that the shelter gets its name from.

This section of the trail continues until it reaches the parking area on Kelley Stand or Stratton-Arlington Road.

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David Smith

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Jun 25, 2021 near Bennington, VT
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Appalachian Trail near Bennington, VT
Jun 25, 2021 near Bennington, VT
William D. Macarthur Memorial Bridge (1977).
Nov 12, 2021 near Bennington, VT
Sunrise at Kid Gore Shelter.
Nov 18, 2021 near Arlington, VT
Fire Tower (1927)
Nov 18, 2021 near Arlington, VT

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