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Town of Shaftsbury, VT
PO Box 409
61 Buck Hill Road
Shaftsbury, Vermont 05262

Contact Numbers:

Phone: (802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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"Shaftsbury is still an American small town, in a state that is still pioneering, particularly in conservation. Shaftsbury's haunting special beauty lies in its open fields, its mountains, its clear water, its woods, its changes of season."

- Ruth Levin, Ordinary Heroes; The Story of Shaftsbury

Anglers enjoy fishing in many of Shaftsbury’s lakes, ponds, and streams. The State’s Department of Fish and Wildlife annually stocks Cold Spring Brook, Lake Shaftsbury, Paran Creek, and Little White Creek with rainbow or brook trout. A small pond near the old Stanley Tools plant is owned and stocked by the state, and provides a great space for young people to experience the excitement of their first catch.

Related Links

Green Mountain National Forest
Lake Paran
Lake Shaftsbury
Linda Tilgner Memorial Nature Trail
Nature Trail that runs through Howard Park.
Regional Fishing Map
Robert Frost Stone House Museum
Robert Frost Trail
Town History
Trail Finder
VT Fish & Wildlife

Bennington Hiking Trails

Hunters enjoy the seasonal taking of game such as white tail deer, turkey, bear, and moose, mostly on private land with permission of the owner. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife provides detailed information on rules and regulations for enjoying fishing and hunting.

Outdoor enthusiasts will discover nature's beauty in every corner of the town, including Lake Shaftsbury State Park with its trail system, swimming facilities, boat rentals, event pavilion, and other amenities. Another family favorite for hiking is the Robert Frost Trail. Located near the southern border with Bennington off Route 7A, the trail links the Robert Frost Stone House Museum with Lake Paran in North Bennington. The Green Mountain National Forest, with its thousands of acres of wild lands and hundreds of miles of dirt roads and trails, occupies much of the east side of town.


Town of Shaftsbury, VT

PO Box 409
61 Buck Hill Road 05262
Phone: (802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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