12. Ascutney Summit Loop
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).
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