Vermont isn’t called the Green Mountain State for nothing. We are surrounded by breathtaking vistas that we never tire of admiring. There are 67 mountains and peaks in Vermont, and whether you admire the views from the bottom or the top, we can all agree – we are unbelievably lucky to be surrounded by such natural beauty. Here are the 19 highest peaks in this stunning place we call Vermont, and if you’re lucky – you call it home.
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19. Glastonbury Mountain
A stunning view from Glastenbury Mountain Fire Tower, 3,748 feet high.
18. Dorset Mountain
Dorset Mountain, located on the border of Rutland and Bennington counties, is a mountain of the Taconic Range. The highest summit of Dorset Mountain, named "Dorset Peak," is within the town of Danby and is 3,760 feet tall.
17. Mount Wilson
Mount Wilson is a mountain located in Addison County, Vermont, in the Green Mountain National Forest. The mountain is part of the central Green Mountains. Mount Wilson is flanked to the southwest by Bread Loaf Mountain and is 3,780 feet tall.
16. Big Jay
Big Jay is a 3,786 ft. mountain in the northern Green Mountains of Vermont, located on the border of Franklin and Orleans counties.
15. Skye Peak
3,800 feet in Killington.
14. Nancy Hanks Peak
Located in Warren, Nancy Hanks Peak stands at 3,812 feet.
13. Bread Loaf Mountain
Bread Loaf Mountain is a mountain located in Addison County and is 3,835 feet tall and remarkably beautiful.
12. Mendon Peak
Mendon Peak is a mountain located in Rutland County, Vermont. The mountain is a spur off the west side of the Coolidge Range of the Green Mountains, and stands within the Calvin Coolidge State Forest.
11. Equinox Mountain
Equinox Mountain is a mountain in Bennington County, Vermont, United States, in the town of Manchester. The mountain is the highest peak of the Taconic Range, and the highest point in Bennington County.
10. Jay Peak
Jay Peak is a mountain located about 5 miles south of the United States-Canada border, in Jay and Westfield, Orleans County, and is 3,858 feet high.
9. Little Killington
Stunning at 3,939 feet high in Mendon, Vermont.
Stratton Mountain is a mountain located in Windham County and is 3,940 feet tall.
7. Pico Peak
Mrs. Janet Mead (left) and Miss Stevia Korzun enjoying the skiing on the slopes of Pico Peak, near Rutland, Vermont. Brad and Janet Mead founded the Pico Peak ski area in Vermont in 1937.
Both women would go on to raise children that were world-class skiers. Mead's daughter, Andrea Mead Lawrence, competed in three Winter Olympics and won two gold medals in 1952. Korzun's daughter, Suzy Chaffee, competed in the 1968 Winter Olympics.
6. Lincoln Peak
Lincoln Peak is a mountain located on the border between Vermont's Washington and Addison counties. Here is the view west from just north of Lincoln Peak.
5. Mount Abraham
View from Mt. Abraham on the Long Trail - wow! Mount Abraham is the fifth tallest peak at 4,006 feet.
4. Camel's Hump
Camel's Hump is Vermont's third-highest mountain at 4,083 feet (tied with Mt Ellen) and highest undeveloped peak. Because of its distinctive profile, it is perhaps the state's most recognized mountain, featured on the state quarter.
3. Mt. Ellen
Mount Ellen is a 4,083-foot high mountain in Warren.
2. Killington Peak
Killington Peak is the second highest summit and is located east of Rutland in south-central Vermont.
1. Mount Mansfield
Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont with a summit that peaks at 4,393 feet above sea level.
What is your favorite mountain view in Vermont? And let us know if you think it’s better to see it from the top or the bottom!