Blue Trail Nature Guide

The Blue Trail.

The Bennington College Blue Trail began as a student project in 1990. It was later connected to the Fund for North Bennington’s “Short-Aldrich Trail” network. The Aldrich trail continues from campus through North Bennington, and on through the McCullough Woods. To stay on the Blue Trail, follow the blue blazes on the sides of trees.

Throughout this guide, you will see descriptions of many different types of trees that you can try to identify. To read learn more about the basic features used in tree identification, click here.

Text by Mara McPartland, ’12

Illustrations by Marlena Garza, ’15

Online Layout by Joseph Kendrick, ’14