Trail Connections – VT Rte. 9 to Stratton-Arlington Rd.

The prominent feature of this section is an ascent of Glastenbury Mountain which has a firetower at its summit that provides fantastic views. The southern 20 miles of this section has no road crossings, making it one of the more remote sections on the AT. West Ridge Trail at Goddard Shelter does provide access to either Bennington or Woodford via Bald Mountain Trail. Vermont Rte. 9 at the southern end of this section is a major east-west state highway that connects Bennington with Wilmington. Stratton-Arlington Rd. at the northern end is an unpaved road that connects Arlington with Stratton. USFS Rd. 71 is an unpaved north-south road connecting Stratton-Arlington Rd. with VT Rte. 9. There are 4 designated shelters and campsites on this section: Melville Nauheim Shelter, Goddard Shelter, Kid Gore Shelter and Caughnawaga Campsites, and Story Spring Shelter. Total distance: 22.6 miles.

VT Rte. 9 to
Stratton-Arlington Rd.

(Glastenbury area)

 

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