Can you drive up Mt Ascutney?

Can you drive up Mt Ascutney?

Visitors seeking a less-strenuous trek may drive up the 3.7-mile Mount Ascutney Parkway to a parking lot at an elevation of 2,800 feet. A hike of nearly one-mile leads to the summit. In addition to hiking, the park is popular with visitors seeking a less-traditional visit.

What town is Ascutney mountain in?

Mount Ascutney rises 3,000 feet above the town of West Windsor, Vermont. For generations, the ski resort at its base was the community’s center of gravity—until warming winters and a vanishing snowpack drove the resort out of business in 2010.

Is Mount Ascutney a volcano?

Often called Vermont’s most famous volcano, Mount Ascutney (elev. 3,144 feet, 958 m) stands as a prominent monadnock in the Connecticut River Valley.

Where is Mount Ascutney Vermont?

Mount Ascutney is a mountain in the U.S. state of Vermont. At 3,144 feet (958 m), it is the second-highest peak in Windsor County. (The highest peak in the county is Gillespie Peak in the Joseph Battell Wilderness.)…

Mount Ascutney
Easiest route Hike

When did Mount Ascutney close?

West Windsor Selectboard member Ted Siegler says the area around Ascutney Mountain was hit hard when the ski resort closed in 2010.

How do you pronounce Ascutney?

Ascutney: uh-SKUT-nee.

What happened Ascutney Mountain?

The lodge was destroyed by a fire on January 8, 2015. A non-profit named Mount Ascutney Outdoors emerged in 2015 with plans to reopen the ski area. In late 2015, the Town of West Windsor acquired the bulk of the ski area with Upper Valley Land Trust holding a conservation easement.

When did Ascutney Resort close?

When did Mt Ascutney close?

How old is Mt Ascutney?

Organized skiing on Mt. Ascutney dates back to at least the winter of 1935-36, when the CCC and Windsor Outing Club opened the Mt. Ascutney Trail….

Ascutney Mountain
Brownsville, Vermont
Status: Open
First Season: 1946-47
Vertical Drop: 435 feet

Why did Mt Ascutney close?

The outdoor center is the centerpiece of the small, community-oriented recreational area that has emerged from the ruins of the former Ascutney Mountain Resort, which shut down in 2010 amid financial problems.