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Highest Mountain in Vermont

by Joe Dorish on 01/01/10 at 4:40 am

The tallest mountain in Vermont is an outdoor enthusiasts dream come true.

At 4,395 feet and 1,340 meters Mount Mansfield in the northwest part of the Green Mountains is the highest mountain in Vermont.

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According to SummitPost.com Mount Mansfield derives its name because when viewed from the east its summit appears in the form of an elongated human face. The prominent peaks along the face are high points that are named – Forehead (3,940 feet high), Nose (4,062 feet), Adams Apple (4,062 feet) and the highest point is named the Chin at 4,395 feet.

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From the Adams Apple to the Forehead is 2.3 miles long and can be hiked along the Long Trail which is almost entirely above the tree line and offers fantastic views in all directions including Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains to the west (see photo below).

Some 40,000 visitors hike the many trails to the summit of Mount Mansfield every year and they hike through about 200 acres of Arctic Tundra in only one of two places in Vermont where the Tundra can be found (Camels Hump is the other site and only contains a few acres of Arctic Tundra).

Stowe Mountain Ski Resort is located along the slopes of Mount Mansfield and generates the second highest revenue of any ski resort in Vermont (Killington is 1st in revenue).

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The slopes of the mountain were first cleared for skiing by the Civilian Conservation Corps which was created by Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1933 during the Great Depression.

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In the summertime Stowe Resort offers two ways to get to the summit of Mount Mansfield. The Auto Toll Road which allows visitors to drive almost right to the summit (see photo below) and the Gondola Skyride which allows tourists to ride near to the summit.

Perhaps the best time of the year to drive, hike or ride to Mount Mansfield’s summit is in the Fall when the leaves are at their peak.

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Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont and offers excellent recreation opportunities to visitors throughout the year.

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CHAN LEE PENG

Jan 1st, 2010

I heard of vermont before. It’s a popular spot to visit, especially seeing the spectacular view from the peak of the mountain. :-)

albert1jemi

Jan 1st, 2010

beautiful view thnx for sharing

jaysonv

Jan 1st, 2010

Great post..very informative..a work of love..thanks for sharing!

Parish Loveless

Jan 1st, 2010

Hey! I have been there plenty of times. I was born in Burlington, Vermont and lived in Jericho, Underhill, Essex Junction and Colchester!!!! All my family is shattered around that area. Mt Mansfield is part of home! Wonderful write :)

Parish Loveless

Jan 1st, 2010

hahaha scattered … not shattered hahaha

Valerie Curtiss

Jan 1st, 2010

Beautiful photos. Great story

Francois Hagnere

Jan 1st, 2010

Beautiful views of a well preserved nature. Thank you Joe and Happy New Year.

William J Felchner

Jan 1st, 2010

Spctacular! Bare-chested skiing?

martie

Jan 1st, 2010

beautiful pictures Joe! That skier made me feel really cold though.

kate smedley

Jan 2nd, 2010

Wonderful article and pictures Joe.

palak2008

Jan 2nd, 2010

Wonderful pictures and a great place to visit.

MMV Abad

Jan 2nd, 2010

Beautiful work as usual. Well done.

pablina

Jan 2nd, 2010

Interesting article. :)

fashion girl

Jan 2nd, 2010

the views are spectacular and breathtaking…

sushant59

Jan 2nd, 2010

nice pictures

and beautiful scenes

drelayaraja

Jan 3rd, 2010

Wonderful mountains..

Nice place :)

PhoenixRox

Jan 3rd, 2010

Beautiful images and a great travel piece. But why is that guy not wearing anything to cover his upper bod. Gosh, his nipples may fall off.LOL

Joe Dorish

Jan 3rd, 2010

LOL Vermonters are different for sure! When it hits 40 degrees they all ski bare-chested or in T-shirts.

NickFord

Jan 3rd, 2010

Nice article. Good photos and a good read!

speckledlily

Jan 3rd, 2010

Nice share. I enjoyed it. Great photos!

Borlok VA

Jan 3rd, 2010

Ski capital of Vermont – Stowe, where I lived my first decade of my life. Vermont has the most gorgeous scenery. Thank you for taking me back to my childhood memories.

upeshdaa

Jan 4th, 2010

nice presentation.

thuanynguyen

Jan 4th, 2010

wow those are beautiful pictures. Great shots!

Melody SJAL

Feb 6th, 2010

And Vermont is one of the coldest states, right? Magnificent mountain.

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