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Mount Mansfield State Forest, Stowe
(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The price is a little steep @$28.00 a person, but the view is just amazing. Bundle up! It's cold up there. It would of been nice if the restaurant was open, but not till Dec 17th. 
  • Breathtaking views abound. Ride the gondola up, hike the trails or drive the windy "thrilling" road up. 
  • Rentals available. Many lifts. Take Gondola from resort to hill=perfect. Parking available ar base of mountain. Worth a visit.