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!

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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