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

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Phone: (802) 442-4038
Fax: (802) 442-0955
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Explore: Hiking trails, regional fishing map, hunting information, our Green Mountain National Forest and much more. Plus a bit about our ghost town, Glastenbury.

"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

Shaftsbury is an intrinsically beautiful place. With the Green Mountains to the east, and the Taconic Mountains to the west, most of the town is cradled between these two ranges with lovely views in all directions.

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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

Shaftsbury’s streams are home to trout and offer some of the finest small stream fishing to be found in The Shires region. The small ponds by Airport Road and the old Whipple Mill are stocked each year and are ideal for youth to experience the excitement of their first catch. Hunters enjoy the seasonal taking of game such as white tail deer, turkey, bear, and moose… all in a tightly controlled way that is humane and vital to preserve the habitat that those populations rely upon. The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife provides detailed information on rules and regulations for enjoying hunting and fishing.

Outdoor enthusiasts will discover natures beauty in every corner of the town, including the Lake Shaftsbury State Park with it's trail system, swimming facilties, boat rentals, event pavilion, and other amenities. Shaftsbury is located near the heart of the Green Mountain National Forest, where there are literally hundreds of miles of wilderness and trails just to the east of town, including one of Vermont’s only "ghost" towns… the town of Glastenbury.

A 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.

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Town of Shaftsbury, VT

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