Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe

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Reach the very top of Vermont with a climb up Mount Mansfield State Forest, the state's highest mountain. With a summit over 1,300 m (4,300 ft) above sea level, this peak is one of only three spots in Vermont where alpine tundra survives from as far back as the last Ice Age. Said to resemble a human profile, and most distinct when viewed from the east, the mountain offers visitors different views via several hiking trails. Some of the most popular trails start from a state park located on the western side of the mountain, where the terrain naturally provides a good shelter from adverse weather conditions. Check online for trail conditions and closings before you make the trip. Plan trip to Stowe with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • Picked a bad day to go. Didn't mind the crowds as it was a holiday weekend but the views were all obscured by the fog. Nothing to be done about that. But the services at the top were pathetic. Too man...  more »
  • My kids and I loved hiking Whiteface and Mt. Washington cuz we could get a ride back down with my wife who drove to the top and picked us up. Is that possible to do at Mt. Mansfield?  more »
  • We snowmobiled here. It is very majestic with all of the snow. it is quite beautiful. The teees were snow covered and there were a few streams poking out of the snow. Pretty!  more »
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  • Skiing at Stowe Mountain resort is a great experience. But tickets online in advance to save a little money. You can skate on the out door rink in the afternoons.
  • Mount Madonna at Smugglers Notch is breathtaking. The ride up gives you great perspective of the mountain. The top is so picturesque
  • Being the highest mountain in Vermont Mt Mansfield really let's you feel the influence of altitude. Also in the winter the hike is an icy challenge. Very exciting.
  • One of the nicest areas in Vermont. It appeals to adventurers due to its endless hiking and biking. It also appeals to more 'civilized' people because the town of Stowe is just down the road.
  • Amazing place, beautiful northern Vermont. Some of the best skiing on the east coast.
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