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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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  • 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 »
  • Nice Hike to the Tower. There is a person fee. Plenty of trails . You can drive to near the top of the mountain and hike about a mile to the Tower .. Great views for those who physically cannot...  more »
  • Steep hike. Was a bit challenging, but well worth the climb!
  • Hike this weekly. Great mountain.

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