Von 7 Einheimischen empfohlen
Tipps von Einheimischen
Take a hike! Whether you are looking for a view, cross country ski trails or a mountain bike trek, Mt. Ascutney is the place to go!
HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING The Ascutney Outdoors Center is the gateway to some of the best hiking trails in Vermont. The trail network right around the AOC is a great option for shorter trips, whether a fun family adventure, a stroll in the woods, or a scenic trail run. The trails are shared with mountain bikers and are clearly marked. Biking trail Maps are posted at the AOC and other major trail heads. ASCUTNEY OUTDOORS TRAIL The Ascutney Outdoors Center is also the starting point for the aptly named the Ascutney Outdoors Trail – click the adjacent map for a larger view. The trail goes to the top of the old triple chair lift and offers open vistas and spectacular views all along the way – just follow the yellow markers. If you are looking for a shorter hike, we recommend going to the ‘picnic table’, about a half mile up from the AOC. This stopping point offers panoramic views of Brownsville and the surrounding countryside. If you want a longer hike, go all the way up to the top of the trail (some steeps) and take in the views all the way to the White Mountains. This hike is about 1.5 miles long and has an elevation gain of nearly 1,500 feet. The Ascutney Outdoors Trail will soon connect to the Town’s Bicentennial Trail and State Park trails. The mountain features five principal, summit-bound hiking trails, three of which are named for the town from which that trail originates. The State Park publishes this map showing the Summit Trails on Mt Ascutney and other useful information. DISCOVERY TRAIL Ascutney Outdoors newest offering is the ‘Discovery Trail’, an interpretive walking trail starting and ending at the Ascutney Outdoors Center. The roughly one-mile loop includes stops with panels that engage visitors to understand and explore the natural and human history of the area. The trail is an extension of our programs and will attract many families, school children, and visitors to the mountain. The plan’s interactive features and panels were professionally designed and paid for through a grant from the National Park Service’ Rivers & Trails Program. The funding was provided by a grant from the State of Vermont’s Recreational Facilities Grant and a number of foundations who are long-time supporters of Ascutney Outdoors’ community programs. MOUNTAINSIDE DRIVE TRAILHEAD Another existing hiking option includes departing from the Mountainside Drive trailhead for a stroll up the expansive Mile Long Field and easy access to the central section of the trails network. The Town Forest trail head provides an extensive trail network wandering up, around, and through a variety of different environments highlighting the natural beauty of Vermont. Visit our Locations page for more information and directions to each trail-head. MOUNTAIN BIKING In the land around the Ascutney Outdoors Center, you’ll find about 35 miles of mapped and marked mountain bike trails located within the former ski area and the adjacent West Windsor Town Forest, as well as private lands. Most of these trails were carefully planned and built by the mountain bike enthusiasts at our sister organization, the Ascutney Trails Association. The trails are routed to guide you through some of the most beautiful and diverse terrain in New England, the hand-built trails stand as a premier destination for mountain-bikers from all over the Northeast. The trails offer an enjoyable riding experience for mountain-bikers of all skill levels, including challenging trails for advanced riders. EQUESTRIAN Equestrians are invited to share a multi-use trail that extends approximately 3 miles from the Ascutney Outdoors Center (AOC) – starting on Ski Tow Road to Kimball Farm Road. Please see map below. At Kimball Farm Road, you can connect via dirt roads in West Windsor, where additional riding terrain on trails and dirt roads is abundant. The multi-use trail is dirt road and double-track with gravel and natural surfaces, and is shared with mountain bikers, runners and hikers. You may park in the large lot directly across from the AOC where there is plenty of room for a horse trailer. Ascutney Outdoors welcomes suggestions from organizations for trail riding events. With its large parking lot and nearby availability of lodging and food, the AOC is an ideal event site.
HIKING/TRAIL RUNNING The Ascutney Outdoors Center is the gateway to some of the best hiking trails in Vermont. The trail network right around the AOC is a great option for shorter trips, whether a fun family adventure, a stroll in the woods, or a scenic trail run. The trails are shared with mounta…
Ride mountain bikes, hike, back country skiing or just going for a stroll! July 4 fireworks are at the Auscutney outdoors too!
Visit Ascutney Outdoors any season. Winter offerings include weekend rope tow, t-bar and tubing. Lots of trails for snowshoe and cross country skiing.