Hikes with Views in the Upper Valley

12. Ascutney Summit Loop

Windsor, Vermont

View northwest from Ascutney hang glider platform

Drive time from Hanover, NH: 30 minutes

Reward: Views north from hang-glider platform; possible hang glider activity; 360-panorama from summit viewing platform.

Length of hike: 1 mile, 300 feet

Ease of use: Excellent, follows well-marked trails. Please refer to map (link below).

Trailfinderhttps://www.trailfinder.info/trails/trail/mt-ascutney-state-park

Websitehttps://vtstateparks.com/assets/pdf/ascutney_rec_guide.pdf

Directions to trailhead: I-91 S to Ascutney/Weathersfield Exit 8; left to US 5; left to VT 44A enter and pay toll and entrance fees at Mt Ascutney State Park, 1826 Back Mountain Rd, Windsor, VT 05089. (https://goo.gl/maps/vagqC5qaZ63jtPLS6)

Note: Be prepared to pay entry fee per participant and toll for each vehicle. 

Suggested carpool meeting point: Weathersfield park and ride at Exit 8 or roadside on parking area opposite park entrance

Contact: Mt Ascutney State Park, 1826 Back Mountain Rd, Windsor, VT 05089, 802-674-2060

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