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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. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Stowe holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mount Mansfield State Forest and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • This is our favorite Vermont Mountain, with lots of terrain and we were lucky enough to be there during and after a snowfall. We recently skiied Snowmass in Colorado, and while this is not as big, bea...  more »
  • Stowe was at its best this week with tons of new snow. Seemed more like a big western mountain than a new england gem...unable to cover entire mountain in one day...definitely stay for 2 (or 3!)  more »
  • Not much has changed on Mansfield since I was there years ago (compared to across the road at Spruce!). The Quad is faster, which is nice, and the Gondola is still the most comfortable ride up. Love t...  more »