VT §8: Stratton-Arlington Road to VT-9

Vermont §8 spans 22.6 miles. Parking is available for three mileposts.

Mp 0.0/22.6: Stratton-Arlington Road

Locate: {43.06105, -72.96771}

Orient: The AT crosses gravel Stratton-Arlington Road in Stratton 6.8 mi northwest of VT-100 in West Wardsboro. The rough and narrow roadway from Arlington 13 mi west may be unsuitable for passenger cars; no maintenance from November through May.

Park: Parking in medium pull-off on north side of road; signed for "AT/LT".

Mp 2.0/20.6: FR-71

Locate: {43.05379, -72.99033}

Orient: FR-71 branches south from Stratton-Arlington Road 1.0 mi west of Mp 0.0/22.6. From Stratton-Arlington Road: follow FR-71 for 0.7 mi to crossing; may be hard to spot.

Park: Limited roadside parking is reported. Parking may be available in a clearing farther south.

Mp 2.0/20.6: via FR-71

Locate: {43.06148, -72.98668}

Orient: Alternative parking for Mp 2.0/20.6 is available in the nearby lot for Stratton Pond Trail. From Mp 0.0/22.6: continue west on Stratton-Arlington Road for 1.0 mi to trailhead, on north side of road; signed.

Park: Room for a half dozen cars in trailhead lot, on north side of road. Additional parking for 2–3 cars looks possible in pull-off 50 yd farther west on Stratton-Arlington Road, just before FR-71; on north side of road.

Connect: From lot: walk west on road for 130 yd to left onto FR-71; continue on FR-71 for 0.7 mi to AT. For AT northbound, turn left. For AT southbound, turn right.

Mp 22.6/0.0: VT-9 [Molly Stark Trail]

Locate: {42.88509, -73.11579}

Orient: The AT crosses VT-9 in Woodford 5.0 mi northeast of US-7 in Bennington and 8.9 mi west of VT-8 in Readsboro.

Park: Parking in large lot on east side of road, signed; privy.

Connect: A blue-blazed path from southeast corner of lot leads east to the AT, at the bridge over City Stream. For AT northbound, turn left onto bridge. For AT southbound, turn right towards road.