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

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Lake Paran had the honor of hosting three students through the VocRehab Vermont and Creative Workforce Solutions' "Summer Career Exploration Program." The students were interested in gaining experience in the fields of parks and recreation and child care. They worked diligently throughout the summer to maintain the grounds of Lake Paran and served as a counselor at our summer camps. We were fortunate to have the hardworking students join the team this past summer. We sincerely hope they appreciated their experience with Lake Paran and were able to gain some insight into their future career paths. ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Stone Skipping Festival made the front cover of Adirondack Sports magazine! This magazine is freely distributed to over 600 locations in the Adirondack and Capital region. Special thank you to Bennington Blotter and Christopher Wright for photographing the event. And of course all of the professional stone skippers who contributed to the festival and article. We can't wait to do it again next year! ... 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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