The Battenkill River in Arlington is a 11.2 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Manchester Center, Vermont that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 11.2 miles Elevation Gain: 203 feet Route Type: Point to Point

dogs on leash


nature trips

paddle sports

bird watching




wild flowers

This is a paddle sport trail. There is NO hiking here.

8 months ago

There is a well groomed trail but hard to find unless you know where to look. If you go into the parking lot for the rec. park off of 7A (not the parking lot near the boating access bridge on 313), and park on the right next to the tennis courts you'll see the trail. It is very easy and not very long but goes along the river for a bit, around a small playground, crosses a little golf course, dog park and soccer fields. A pretty leisurely stroll but a pretty place!

paddle sports
Mon Sep 03 2018

There is no such trail. Not sure why this is listed here as a trail, as it is a river. Great for kayaking, tubing and fishing, but not hiking.

Fri May 26 2017

The battenkill itself is beautiful! I could not find the trail that is discussed in the description though! I looked everywhere even on both sides of the bridge and road. It was a bummer not finding an 11 something trail but that's alright. I kept going on the road and found another sweet spot I'll try to upload to the app later.