Mt. Ascutney

Ride/Trail Length:  3.7 miles
Surface: Paved
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Mt. Ascutney State Park is located in the southeastern Vermont town of Windsor and in southwest New Hampshire.  The park season runs from May 20-October 16.  The Mt. Ascutney Parkway is a 3.7 mile paved toll road.  The peak is at an elevation of 3144 feet.  There are scenic pullouts along the auto toll road for picture taking.  WP_000846

The park has an extensive hiking trail system, campgrounds, an observation tower and hang gliding launch sites.

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There are at least 2 weekends a year that the auto toll road is closed to the public.  One of the weekends in September is reserved by MaxBMW for the Ascutney Hill Climb Time Trials. http://climbascutney.com/   The time trials (open to motorcycles and autos) travel up a 2300 elevation climb on the 3.7 miles of twisting paved road. Be sure to check the park’s website for current information on closures. 

 

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Resources:

Mt. Ascutney State Park Recreational Guide, Agency of Natural Resources Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation

http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/ascutney.htm

Mt Ascutney State Park website: http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/ascutney.ht

Link to MaxBMW’s information on Ascutney Hill Climb Time Trials http://climbascutney.com/

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