Other Area Hikes & Natural Wonders
Get back to nature, up close and personal! Right here in the Jay Peak area you can explore the river basins and rock formations along the Trout and Black Falls Rivers. In North Troy, there is Big Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Vermont on the picturesque Missisquoi River. In Jay, there’s the Jay Branch Gorge to explore. Haystack Mountain in Lowell offer a bed of arctic Alpine flora growing on the north-facing ledges of the summit. Wildflowers are everywhere. Marked nature trails can be found at Jay Peak.
The famous Long Trail follows the highest ridges of our area and provides a rugged ‘wilderness’ experience. Several sections provide excellent day-hiking opportunities. Some highlights are Carleton Mountain and Burnt Mountain Lookout, north and south of Rte 105, and, of course, Jay Peak from Rte 242. Guidebooks of our beautiful Northeast Kingdom are available from many area shops and inns.
The Long Trail that passes over Jay. The Long Trail travels right through Gravity Bowl and Burnt Mountain is the final ascent before hikers reach the Canadian border.
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Green Mountain & Finger Lakes National Forests’ scenic beauty along the backbone of Vermont’s Green Mountains and New York’s Finger Lakes region provide unlimited recreational opportunities any time of the year.
Adventuring out on the mountain on your own may seem a little daunting but a guided nature or mountain hike will give you a whole new perspective on getting to the top (or exploring closer to the base) under your own steam. We ...
Jay Peak area cross-country skiing, snow shoeing,hiking and biking trail systems.