Mount Ascutney

Windsor, Vermont

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Rising above geologically unrelated surrounding hills, Ascutney is a classic monadnock- style mountain that towers over the Connecticut River Valley. The sprawling peak formed 100 million years ago when hot magma pushed toward the Earth’s surface. Its name comes from a series of Algonquin words meaning “mountain of the rocky summit.” Today, Ascutney is surrounded by more than 2000 acres of conserved land that includes a state park, four primary hiking trails, and a campground. This 6-mile round-trip journey along the Weathersfield Trail visits pleasant cascades and picturesque vistas en route to a summit observation tower that showcases exquisite 360-degree views of four states.

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"Rising above geologically unrelated surrounding hills, Ascutney is a classic monadnock- style mountain that towers over the Connecticut River Valley. The sprawling peak formed 100 million years ago when hot magma pushed toward the Earth’s surface. Its name comes from a series of Algonquin words meaning “mountain of the rocky summit.” Today, Ascutney is surrounded by more than 2000 acres of conserved land that includes a state park, four primary hiking trails, and a campground. This 6-mile round-trip journey along the Weathersfield Trail visits pleasant cascades and picturesque vistas en route to a summit observation tower that showcases exquisite 360-degree views of four states."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Windsor
Distance: 6
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Maps: USGS: Windsor, VT

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Jun 2018