VT §9: VT-9 to VT-MA Border

Vermont §9 spans 14.3 miles. Parking is available for three mileposts.

Mp 0.0/14.3: 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.

Mp 11.2/3.1: County Road

Locate: {42.77515, -73.13331}

Orient: Mill Road, becoming County Road, branches west from VT-8 in Stamford 4.6 mi northeast of MA-2 [Mohawk Trail] in North Adams and 6.9 mi southwest of VT-100 in Readsboro. From VT-8: follow Mill Road 4.5 mi north and west to crossing; road may be rough; last mile to crossing is not plowed. Signs at crossing may be difficult to spot; crossing is east of power lines.

Park: Parking for 3–4 cars in pull-off on south side of road.

Mp 11.7/2.6: via Broad Brook Trail

Locate: {42.74466, -73.18766}

Orient: Broad Brook Trail starts from White Oaks Road in Pownal, VT, just north of the MA-VT border. This AT crosses Broad Brook several times, and guides warn of difficult fording in times of high water.

Park: Parking for several cars in pull-off on east side of road.

Connect: Follow Broad Brook Trail northeast for 3.7 mi to right (east) turn onto Risky Ranch Road; continue on Risky Ranch Road for 0.3 mi to AT {42.76898, -73.13687}. For AT northbound, turn left from road onto footpath. For AT southbound, turn right from road onto footpath.