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Mt Ascutney, Windsor

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Mount Ascutney is a mountain in the U.S. state of Vermont. At 3,144 feet (958 m), it is the second-highest peak in Windsor County. (The highest peak in the county is Gillespie Peak in the Joseph Battell Wilderness.) Mount Ascutney is a monadnock that rises abruptly from the surrounding lowlands. For example, the Windsor Trail is 2.7 miles (4.3 km) to the summit with 2,514 feet (766 m) of elevation gain and an overall 18% grade. Particularly noteworthy are the mountain's granite outcrops, one of which, near the summit, serves as a launching point for hang-gliders.

The mountain's base straddles several villages — Ascutney, Brownsville, Windsor, and West Windsor — and it is located only several miles off exit 8 on Interstate 91 in Mount Ascutney State Park. The mountain itself is visible from the top of Mount Washington, seventy miles away.

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  • Did this park on a New England trip. Main focus as doing the trail at the top. Did the slab trail to the top. Very hill, You can also climb tower at the top. Alot of rocks on trail, The road was....  more
    Did this park on a New England trip. Main focus as doing the trail at the top. Did the slab trail to the top. Very hill, You can also climb tower at the top. Alot of rocks on trail, The road was....  more »
  • We drove up the mountain to do the hike to the top of the mountain. The trail was well maintained and fairly simple. The views from the bottom of the mountain were perhaps better than at the top... 
    We drove up the mountain to do the hike to the top of the mountain. The trail was well maintained and fairly simple. The views from the bottom of the mountain were perhaps better than at the top...  more »
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  • I took the auto road which was very winding but well maintained. Views are good at the parking areas but you should hike the extra half mile to the very top.
  • Great views and large radio/microwave towers.

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