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Robert Frost Trail

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This is a wonderful little trail around Lake Paran.


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Map Key

2.1

Miles

3.4

KM

Point to Point

798' 243 m

High

656' 200 m

Low

158' 48 m

Up

287' 87 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Birding · Fishing · Historical Significance · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

There are a few other Robert Frost Trails out there: one is off Route 125 (in Vermont) and the other is in Massachusetts.

Description

Starting from the eastern end of the trail, the trail travels westward. This first part starts by traveling through a forest that was part of the Robert Frost Homestead and then travels through a marsh. The trail climbs up the hill on the other side and follows this to Paran Creek. Here, at the creek, you can catch glimpses of the local wildlife.

As the Robert Frost Trail, it continues straight (up the hill). It climbs to an open field with excellent views. At the next intersection, turn right and climb up to the top of another small hill. The trail descends and fuses with the Shore Trail. These trails coincide until their end at the edge of the Lake Paran Recreations building.

Flora & Fauna

Flora: Toothwort, Barren Strawberry, Japanese Barberry, Phragmites, Paper Birch, Beech, White Pine, Large-Flowered Trillium, Poison Hemlock.
Fauna: Garter Snakes, Chipmunks, Brown Thrasher (maybe), Pumpkinseed Fish, Creek Dace, Pickerel Frogs, Common Gray Tree Frog, Blue Jays, Robins, Black Flies, Water Striders, Lighting bugs, Flycatchers, Bumblebees.

Contacts

Land Manager: Town of Bennington

Shared By:

David Smith

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Large-Flowered Trillium
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Barren Strawberry
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Common Gray Tree Frog
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May 12, 2022
David Smith
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