Various Vermont Mountains

Vermont has many mountainous regions where most of us live, work, and play.  Some are important for recreational activities such as hiking and skiing.  Others have mineral resources or rare arctic and alpine plant zones.  The green, forested mountains gave Vermont its name, as well as its nickname, "The Green Mountain State".  All of Vermont's mountains are interesting to explore or study.  Here is a list of some Vermont mountains and a few facts about each one.


Belvidere Mountain (3,360 feet), Lowell

A large asbestos mine is located on one side of this northern Vermont mountain.

Bromley Mountain (3,260 feet), Peru

The town in which this mountain is located, Peru, was also once named Bromley.

Camels Hump
(4,083 feet), Duxbury

This is Vermont's largest undeveloped mountain.  Undeveloped means there are no ski areas, towers, or other man-made structures on this mountain.

Jay Peak (3,861 feet), Jay

Jay Peak has a large ski area and is located in northern Vermont.

Killington Peak (4,235 feet), Sherburne

This is Vermont's second highest peak and the home of the Killington ski area.

Lincoln Mountain (4,135 feet), Lincoln/Warren

Lincoln Mountain is a large mountain with many peaks.  The peaks include Lincoln Peak (4,013 feet), Cutts Peak (4,060 feet), Mt. Ellen (4,135 feet), Mt. Abraham (4,052 feet), and Nancy Hanks Peak (3,860 feet).  There are only seven peaks in Vermont over 4,000 feet and four of them are part of Lincoln Mountain.

Mt. Anthony (2,345 feet), Bennington

Mt. Anthony's 2,345 foot elevation rises above the surrounding town of Bennington.  Local schools, clubs, and other organizations take their names from this prominent physical feature in southwestern Vermont.

Mt. Ascutney (3,150 feet), Windsor

Mt. Ascutney divides the towns of Windsor and West Windsor.  It is located in the Vermont Piedmont near the Connecticut River.  Mt. Ascutney is also called a monadnock.  Can you explain why?

Mt. Equinox (3,816 feet), Manchester

You can drive on a toll road all the way to the top of this mountain in southern Vermont.  Equinox Mountain has always been an important recreation area.

Mt. Hunger (3,620 feet), Worcester

This is the highest mountain in the Worcester Range of the Green Mountains.  The area has scenic views and special beauty.

Mt. Independence (300 feet), Orwell

It is believed that this hill near Lake Champlain was used as a lookout by Ethan Allen when he captured Fort Ticonderoga.  Today on Mt. Independence, you can see stone ruins of a fort and hospital built during the Revolutionary War.

Mt. Mansfield (4,393 feet), Underhill

This is Vermont's highest mountain.  Mt. Mansfield has four peaks.  They are: The Adams Apple (4.060 feet), The Chin (4,393 feet), The Nose (4,080 feet), and The Forehead (3,940 feet).  How do you think Mt. Mansfield's peaks got their names?

Mt. Philo (968 feet), Charlotte

Mt. Philo is a small mountain with spectacular views of the Champlain Valley and Lake Champlain.

Stratton Mountain (3,393 feet), Stratton

Stratton is an important skiing and recreation area in southern Vermont.  Stratton Mountain is one of the highest peaks in the southern Green Mountains.

Whiteface Mountain (3,715 feet), Morristown

Whiteface is the highest peak in the Sterling Range of the Green Mountains.

Worcester Mountains (3,286), Stowe

Second highest mountain in the Worchester Range.