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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We want to thank everyone who came out to our 8th Annual Stone Skipping Festival. The winner of the competition was Vermont's own "Trevorator" with 39 skips! Congrats to all of the participants and winners in each category. In the meantime, keep practicing your skips at Lake Paran!If you have any pictures or videos from the festival, please tag them below! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
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You can rent our facilities during peak foliage season for a work retreat, conference, birthday party, or any gathering that your heart desires! Our great room is spacious, heated, and allows for maximum airflow. Our pavilions offer plenty of seating and gorgeous views of Bald Mountain in the fall! See our website for pricing, and fill out the inquiry form to get started on the rental process: ... 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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