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Mount Mansfield

Underhill, Chittenden County, Vermont

Mount Mansfield
Photo: Jared C. Benedict License: CC BY-SA 3.0
Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont with a summit that peaks at 4,393 feet (1,339 m) above sea level. When viewed from the east or west, this mountain has the appearance of a human profile, with distinct forehead, nose, lips, chin, and Adam
The summit located within the town of Underhill in Chittenden County; the ridgeline, including some secondary peaks, extends into the town of Stowe, and the mountain's flanks also reach into the town of Cambridge.

The mountain is used for various recreational and commercial purposes. "The Nose" is home to transmitter towers for a number of regional radio and TV stations. There are many hiking trails, including the Long Trail, which traverses the main ridgeline.

In addition, the east flank of the mountain is used by the Stowe Mountain Resort for winter skiing. A popular tourist activity is to take the toll road (about 4 miles (6.4 km), steep, mostly unpaved, with several hairpin turns) from the Stowe Base Lodge to "The Nose" and hike along the ridge to "The Chin."

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