Bennington Valley from the Orchard
A few miles south of downtown Bennington, Carpenter Hill Road rises steeply above the valley floor. The road is flanked by huge orchards and beautiful forested land, and also provides some of the best views of Bennington and the Valley of Vermont.
In this scene, captured near peak foliage in the third week of October, you can see the orchards and trees in the foreground, the town of Bennington beyond, and the swells of the Taconic Range in the distance. Note the distinctive Bennington Battle Monument, visible near the center of the picture.