Vermont July 12, 2016
These 10 Scenic Overlooks In Vermont Will Leave You Breathless
Vermont is known for its beautiful scenery and scenic overlooks, so we have gathered breathtaking photos from Vermont’s 10 highest peaks. These scenic overlooks are stunning, and whether you hike, drive or take a tram to the tops, these views are absolutely amazing – if you don’t have a fear of heights!
10. Equinox Mountain
Equinox mountain is the highest peak of the Taconic Range, and the highest point of Bennington County. It is one of thirteen peaks in Vermont with a topographic prominence over 2,000 feet.
9. Jay Peak
Jay Peak is a mountain located about 5 miles south of the Canada–US border, in Jay and Westfield. Most of the mountain is in Jay Peak State Forest. A tram can take you to the top of this fantastic peak which is 3,862 feet tall.
8. Stratton Mountain
A fire tower located on the summit is generally open for climbing by the public at Vermont's 8th highest peak at 3,940 feet.
7. Pico Peak
As you can see, viewing the sunrise from Pico Peak is spectacular. This mountain, located in Rutland County, is the northernmost summit of the Coolidge Range in the Green Mountains, and the second highest in the Coolidge Range after Killington Peak. It stands 3,967 feet tall.
6. Lincoln Peak
Lincoln Peak, elevation 3,975 feet, is part of the Green Mountain National Forest, but they sure look blue in this picture!
5. Mt. Abraham
Mount Abraham is the fifth tallest peak in Vermont. Named after Abraham Lincoln, it is part of the Green Mountains' Presidential Range. In 1881 the mountain was known as Potato Hill and this name is stamped on the benchmark at the summit which was reset in 1978.
4. Mount Ellen
Mount Ellen is a 4,083-foot-high mountain and is often referred to as the Mad River Valley. Mount Ellen, together with Lincoln Peak, provide the slopes of Sugarbush Resort.
3. Camels Hump
Tied for third as Vermont's highest peak, Camels Hump is Vermont's tallest undeveloped peak.
2. Killington Peak
Whether you hike or ski, Killington Peak at 4,235 feet is outstanding to soak in the mountain views.
1. Mt. Mansfield
Mt. Mansfield is Vermont's highest peak at 4,393 feet. Hike to the top or drive up the toll road to take in these magnificent views.
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