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Few People Realize There’s A Volcano Right Here In Vermont

As you can imagine, the earth was very different a few hundred million years ago, and Mt. Ascutney was far from the gorgeous mountain we see today. Today, almost all of the igneous rock which (was formed by solidified magma,) has eroded, but there are still rocks lying beneath that are two volcanic types – igneous and metamorphic. Today, Mt. Ascutney may be a shell of its former volcanic self, but it is still a wonderful and popular place for hiking and exploring. Did you know that you could climb a volcano right here in Vermont? What a great state this is!

For more outdoor geological places to explore, check out the oldest fossil reef in the world which is located right here in Vermont.

Kristin Grimes
Kristin Grimes lives in Vermont, is a freelance writer and busy MOM (Manager of Madness) and WIFE (Washing, Ironing, Feeding, Etc.)