Lake Paran Recreations – North Bennington, Vermont


Summer Daily Admission:
Adults: $3.50
Kids: $1.00 

Open Times

Memorial Day Weekend to Mid June
Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm
Mid June to Labor Day Weekend
Open Daily 11 am – 6 pm


Paran Recreations is a locally run not for profit organization dedicated to helping the community enjoy the beauty of Southern Vermont while having healthy and educational fun in the outdoors throughout all four seasons!

Lake Paran’s seasonal offers include:

Summer Season

Lifeguards on duty
Floating raft
Small beach and plenty of lawn
Member Only! Canoe rentals ($10.00 per hour)

Stone Skipping Contest
Fireworks on July 3rd
Horseshoe pits (horseshoe rentals available)

Sand volleyball court
Charcoal grills
Concessions stand with the best grilled cheeses around

Environmental education summer camps

The Latest from Facebook

First we want to thank everyone for their thoughtful comments and ideas. To be clear, the incident that occurred on Monday afternoon was first problem behavior that had arisen this spring. We had been hearing about similar behavior (although we are not saying it was from the same people) since it started to get warm this spring. We can deal with problems that arise when we are open....After hours, when the gate is left open, there is no way for us to monitor what is going on. Neighbors complain about loud noise, people have said they have felt intimidated by others people's verbal abuse and when we open in the morning, the grounds are often littered with garbage and "donut" tracks are all over the parking lot. Our board is working on solutions and we welcome your ideas. We hope to be able to come up with some new ways to address these issues. ... See MoreSee Less
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Dear Community Members; we are sorry and sad that the actions of a few have caused us to have to take additional security measures at the lake. These problems have been building for the past few weeks and came to a head yesterday. As you know Paran is a private organization that owns this property. Until further notice, in order to maintain an enjoyable environment for our community and to protect the safety of our staff, guests and property we will be locking our gate at 6. The property will be patrolled and monitoredPlease make sure that your car is NOT IN THE PARKING LOT after 6. If it is still there when we close it will be locked in until we open the next day ... See MoreSee Less
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Other Seasons

Year Round Environmental Education Youth/Adult Programs

Fishing/Ice Fishing
Ice Skating

Paran-Frost Trail access

Affordable Facility Rentals for your events.

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