Lake Paran Recreation Property is currently closed

We are closed due to Covid-19 and the restrictions of the Be Smart, Stay Safe Executive Order.

We will be addressing the issue to reopen after the Governor announces his anticipated new Covid-19 guidelines scheduled to be released on June 15, 2020.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Lake Paran is a not-for-profit recreational facility located in historic North Bennington, Vermont that is lovingly maintained and operated by local nature lovers. Our mission is to bring the natural beauty of Southern Vermont to people of all kinds, while also providing healthy, outdoor fun!

To complement the natural beauty of the Lake, we offer a wide range of recreational opportunities including swimming, boating (and boat rentals), fishing, and access to a beautiful trail network that leads to the Robert Frost House. 

Our brand new facilities and charming pavilions provide an excellent setting for any personal event from a wedding to a birthday party. Luckily, we offer affordable facility rentals for most any event!

Though our facilities are only open during the summer months, the lake offers year-round entertainment. It is an excellent place for ice fishing and ice skating (provided the ice is thick enough). We also host the annual Penguin Plunge, so keep your eyes open for that, it is a must-see!

Lake Paran, located in North Bennington VT opens Memorial Day weekend and is open every weekend thereafter.

Starting mid June/Summer vacation, Lake Paran opens daily until school resumes in September/Labor Day weekend

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