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This boreal forest hike to the summit of Vermont’s northernmost ski area features sweeping views of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, as well as southern Quebec.
Jay Peak Professional Review and Guide
"This boreal forest hike to the summit of Vermont’s northernmost ski area features sweeping views of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and New York, as well as southern Quebec."
--Jennifer Lamphere Roberts, Best Day Hikes in Vermont (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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"A half-day hike to the northernmost Green Mountain peak. There’s no mistaking Jay Peak, the most northerly Green Mountain summit, which rises in splendid isolation just 6.0 miles south of Canada’s border. Seen from the east, Jay’s angular facets of bare rock resemble a European Alp, complete with a year-round tramway station cantilevered off the top. From other directions, the mountain looks less severe, its sculptured multi-mounded appearance more inviting to a hiker’s approach."
--Larry Pletcher (Updated and revised by Tom Seymour), Hiking Vermont: 60 of Vermont’s Greatest Hiking Adventures (Falcon Guides).
"Jay Peak is the northernmost peak in Vermont of any prominence. It is most known as a ski resort, but hikers enjoy it for its views to Canada, only 10 miles away. Dogs will find most of the route rather easy, with one exception, where the Long Trail (LT) crosses a ski trail."
--Lisa Densmore, Best Hikes with Dogs: New Hampshire & Vermont (The Mountaineers Books).
"Short hike on the Long Trail to the open rocky top of Vermont’s northernmost ski area with stellar views into southern Quebec. At 0.9 mile, there is a break in the trees to the left, with a nice view of the neighboring peaks to the north and into Canada.Enter the woods on the LT–North (white blazes), immediately passing the Atlas Valley Shelter, a four-person lean-to that was built in 1967 from wood supplied by the Atlas timber company. It was not intended for overnight use, but it works in a pinch. The main trail starts out as much stream as footpath after a heavy rain, but the footing is easy. It soon begins to climb, getting increasingly steeper and becoming more rocky and well-worn."
--Lisa Densmore, Hiking the Green Mountains (Falcon Guides).
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