Paran-Frost Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews

Paran-Frost Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North Bennington, Vermont that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and fishing and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

3.1 miles
255 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



nature trips





wild flowers




7 months ago

Walked the loop with the family - 12yo and 9yo. It was an easy hike/walk with a few up and down slopes. Nice views near the pond, though nothing spectacular .

Monday, July 10, 2017

A nice walk, though a little muddy in spots after the recent rains. We did the loop from Frost's house via the Paran trail stopping at Lake Paran beach (which is quite nice btw)for a snack. About an hour each way., returning via the shore trail. Not much in the way of views though the bridge over Paran creek at the midpoint is quite picturesque. A little steep in some spots between the creek bridge and Frosts house; probably not suitable for little kids.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Nice walk. I started at the lake and walked out to frosts house. It seems that the lake has food to be had in the summer months and there is swimming at the beach. It was winter when I went, people were ice fishing and the trail was slippery. I would not take the shoreline trail where it splits off in the winter as it is more narrow and near the water and a ledge. Robert Frost's house is beautiful and it seems a shame to have perhaps the most famous poet in the U.S. nearby and not visit his home.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Beautiful trail with great views. Well marked. Plenty of fun and water for dogs . Took us about 90 min to do the whole trail .

Thursday, July 07, 2016

really lovely trail for an after work jaunt with the dogs. great history, but watch out for the ticks -- they seem to be exceptionally bad in this area for some strange reason.

Monday, May 09, 2016

Great for the 4 year old and dog but I got a lot of ticks so use something strong. Kid and dog went off the trail and did not get any ticks ☺️ but was a great time.

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Jack the dog and I enjoyed the walk out to Frost's House. Park at the lake, walk through the construction the woods beyond. Here you will see the sign for the trail. It was a good distance ... It took us about 2 hours total out and back...

Thursday, December 17, 2015

nice for family

Friday, September 18, 2015

This was an easy trail. No amazing view but peaceful.

Monday, May 11, 2015

A nice serene trail along the banks of Paran Lake with a few short uphill sections to give you a better view of the water and surrounding area. A gentle woodland journey!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

This trail starts at the lake Beachhouse and continues up to the Robert Frost home. The round trip is about 4.2 miles. I would strongly recommend this trail it's well marked and has a good combination of level and hills.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Parked at lake but could not find much of a trail. Followed train tracks for awhile and then turned back.

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