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Fun hike, great views

We drove up the mountain road and then hiked the path from the parking lot at the top. Because we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KirbyQ
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Indiana
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superb views

We found this walk while planning our 50th wedding Anniversary from the UK. Having already visited... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2018
neilmac1947
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Llanbedr, United Kingdom
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Mountain and state park in Windsor, Vermont.
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“parking lot” (11 reviews)
“great hiking” (4 reviews)
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Windsor, VT
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We drove up the mountain road and then hiked the path from the parking lot at the top. Because we were hiking with our three small dogs this was the most feasible option. We opted to take the “slab” rather than “slot” trail and it...More

1  Thank KirbyQ
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We found this walk while planning our 50th wedding Anniversary from the UK. Having already visited the Windsor/Cornish covered Bridge, we were please to find that from the Overlook halfway up, we could look down on that Bridge. The walk at the summit was well...More

Thank neilmac1947
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Having driven by hundreds of times, I took advantage of the unusually mild February weather and checked out the top. This isn't a huge mountain, but is right on the edge of the CT River valley so it has views way off to the East,...More

Thank AndyV2011
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

For $8, you can drive up to the top of Mount Ascutney (not including the .7 mile hike to the summit). The drive was fun - nice "Vermont scenic" views (including the Windsor-Cornish covered bridge over the CT River) with a few overlooks for stopping....More

2  Thank Ruth-Art
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

A wonderful vista. We didn't have time for a hike up, but there are plenty of options. We drove to a parking lot near the summit and hiked to to top (less than one mile) where the views were wonderful.

Thank Jill F
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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable and challenging trails to hike. Hiking to the summit is worth the effort. Historical remnants of granite quarry can be found off the brownsville trail.

Thank DougandMeg
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

I've done all 3 over the years and it's a good workout hiking. The paved road was always deserted as we climbed it in Nov. The trail is a more direct, steeper climb, and driving is the most boring! Excellent views, wildflowers in early Spring...More

3  Thank Ravendale9
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We hiked the Summit Trail to the top of Ascutney. A super view of all Vermont and New Hampshire from the top of the Observation Tower.

Thank Dan9969
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

The hikes are very hard, it feels like you are going straight up! The weatherfield trail had scenic waterfalls which was very pretty. The Brownsville trail had a lot of switch backs and was very steep, a rock scramble at times but the view was...More

1  Thank Denise V
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Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We drove up to the parking area and walked to a "tower" I guess you could call it. Very fun & beautiful

Thank Kyle L
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rkhuff2017
7 August 2017|
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Response from Dan9969 | Reviewed this property |
Black River is nearby. Nice trout!
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Jill U
7 July 2016|
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Response from Amanda L |
We were just there this past weekend and did the hike up to the summit with a whole gang of kids (the youngest to do her own hiking is 4), as well as a 7-months-pregnant lady. It was very doable for us, but there were lots... More
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