Woodford and Searsburg, Vermont
Woodford was chartered in 1753 and one of its two villages sits at the highest elevation of any village in Vermont at 2,215 feet. The township contains 14,000 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest with sections of both the Appalachian Trail and the Long Trail running through it. The village on the hill is unofficially known as "Woodford City" and the brook flowing through the village is known as City Stream.
Searsburg is a small mountainous town with over a dozen peaks over 2,000 feet in altitude. According to the 2000 census, its population was just under 100 people.
For more information about eating, lodging, and special events in the Woodford/Searsburg area, visit http://www.bennington.com/ and http://www.visitvermont.com/
Woodford & Searsburg Highlights
- George D. Aiken Wilderness
Named after Vermont's renowned senator and advocate for preserving wild forest, this wilderness area sits on a high plateau and has no designated trails.
- Green Mountain National Forest
Woodford contains 14,000 acres of the GMNF, offering a wide variety of recreation activities and settings including hiking, skiing, snowmobiling, camping, fishing, and hunting. (Visit)
- Long Trail/Appalachian Trail
The oldest long-distance trail in the U.S., the Long Trail follows the main ridge of the Green Mountains from the Massachusetts-Vermont line to the Canadian border. (Visit)
- Searsburg Wind Power Facility
The Searsburg Wind Power Facility provides emission-free renewable energy and serves as an education resource for wind generation in cold climates and environmentally sensitive regions. (Visit)
- Woodford State Park
Surrounding Adams Reservoir at the highest elevation of all Vermont's state parks and close to Bennington attractions, it features 103 sites and 20 lean-tos, hiking trails, rest rooms and hot showers, a beach, and picnic area. (Visit)