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Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe

4.6
#1 of 48 in Nature in Vermont
Mountain Nature / Park
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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  • We took the gondola up the mountain and enjoyed the view from the top. It was cloudy once we arrived at the top, but still enjoyed ourselves. It was in the 40s at the top in August, so bundle up!  more »
  • Although the toll is almost as steep as the drive, and you still have to hike over half a mile to get above the tree line, the view is pretty spectacular. You gain a real appreciation of why Vermont i...  more »
  • Definitely worth it to ride the gondola up to take in the spectacular view. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I feel $28pp is a bit pricey for the trip. My older daughter was begging...  more »

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Where you should stay in Stowe depends on why you’re visiting. If you plan to ski or snowboard and want to minimize your travel time between the gondola and your bed, opt for a place at the base of the resort or as close to it on Route 108 as possible. Look for ski-and-stay packages to save money on the combined cost of lift tickets and accommodations. If skiing or snowboarding is just part of the plan or not on the itinerary at all, stay right in town. You'll find a range of accommodation types, including charming inns and bed and breakfasts, and hotels and motels that serve both visitors on group trips and independent travelers.
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