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Bennington is Vermont's fifth largest community, located in the southwest corner of Vermont, just 9 miles from New York and 14 miles from Massachusetts. Whether you're looking for a quaint bed and breakfast, a locally-owned motel, campground, Grandma Moses paintings, famous Bennington Pottery, or wonderful shopping and antiques, Bennington is worth a visit. It boasts a number of historical landmarks, including the Old First Church, Robert Frost gravesite, Bennington Museum, Park-McCullough House, three covered bridges, and much more.
Bennington is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest human-made structure in the state of Vermont. The town is known in particular for the Battle of Bennington, which took place during the Revolutionary War. Although the battle took place approximately 12 miles to the west in what is now the state of New York, an ammunition storage building located in Bennington was an important strategic target. On August 16, 1777, Gen. John Stark's 1,500-strong New Hampshire Militia defeated 800 German (Hessian) mercenaries, local Loyalists, Canadians and Indians with the help of Seth Warner's Green Mountain Boys, the Vermont militia founded by Ethan Allen.
Nestled between the Taconic and Green Mountains, outdoor recreation abounds. Hiking trails for all levels are found throughout the Bennington area. These trails, including the famous Long Trail, are beautiful spring, summer and fall. Winter brings snow-mobiling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Bennington also has a challenging golf course, a lovely recreation area and community park, miniature golf, biking trails and more.
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Vermont comes closer than any New England state to realising the quintessential image of small-town Yankee America, with its white churches and red barns, covered bridges and clapboard houses, snowy woods and maple syrup. No city manages a population of more than forty thousand (only Burlington
comes close) and the chief tourist attraction is Ben and Jerry's ice-cream factory in Waterbury
. At 4,393 feet, Mount Mansfield in Lamoille County
is Vermont's highest mountain and is a ski area with terrain suitable for intermediate to expert skiers but a week there in Stowe during the summer can be extremely relaxing too.