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 in Vermont 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 in Vermont? What a great state this is!

What are your favorite hiking trails in Vermont? Have you hiked around Mt. Ascutney in Vermont? Let us know your stories and thoughts below by leaving a comment.

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


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Mt. Ascutney in Vermont

October 08, 2020

What is the most scenic town in Vermont?

Answering this question is really challenging, for there are just so many scenic towns in Vermont. Attempting to answer this question will assuredly lead to disappointing some while gratifying others. But with that being said, here are the five most scenic towns in Vermont: 1. Manchester; 2. Woodstock; 3. Grafton; 4. Stowe; 5. Shelburne. Of course, there are many other scenic and worthy towns to visit. If you are still interested in finding more picturesque towns in Vermont, check out the 17 most picturesque towns in Vermont.

What are the most beautiful hikes in Vermont?

One of the most scenic hikes in Vermont is the trail up Mt. Mansfield, which provides some of the most spectacular views in our state. If you are interested in hiking Mt. Mansfield, we highly recommend taking the Sunset Ridge Trail; the trail is easily accessible from Underhill State Park and is well marked. Some other beautiful hikes in Vermont are 1. Mount Pisgah Trail, 2. Camel’s Hump Trail, and 3. Lye Brook Falls Trail. Happy hiking!

What are the best road trips in Vermont?

Vermont has so many amazing backroads and road trip options that you really can’t go wrong anywhere you choose. Sometimes it’s best to just hop in the car and go! Here are a few phenomenal road trip options for you in Vermont. If you are looking for the best mini road trip in Vermont, this two-hour drive through the Notch of Mt. Mansfield along Vermont Route 108 from Stowe to Jeffersonville is perfect, and it may just be the most beautiful drive in all of Vermont. Happy road trippin’!

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