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Jay Peak - Hiking

Vermont, United States

By lydia.crawford

Jay Peak Statistics

Difficulty

Moderate

Distance

5 KM

Elevation gain

1,177 meters

What are the activities at Jay Peak ?

Hiking

Skiing

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Why choose a trail at Jay Peak?

Jay Peak is a mountain located about 5 mi. (8 km) south of the Canada–US border, in Jay and Westfield, Orleans County, Vermont, of which it is the highest point. Most of the mountain is in Jay Peak State Forest. The mountain is named for the town of Jay in which much of the mountain except the peak area is located. The town of Jay, in turn, is named for the First Chief Justice of the United States and local landholder, John Jay. It is part of the northern Green Mountains. The mountain is flanked to the southwest by Big Jay, and to the north by North Jay Peak (3,438 ft / 1,048 m).The mountain is in the watershed of the Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The south side of the mountain drains into Jay Brook, thence west into the Trout River and the Missisquoi River. The northwest side of the mountain drains into Black Falls Brook, and thence into the Trout River. The north and northeast sides of the mountain drain east into the Jay Branch of the Missisquoi River.Jay Peak is the northernmost major mountain crossed by the Long Trail, a 272-mile (438-km) hiking trail running the length of Vermont.The Jay Peak Resort is on the northeast side of Jay Peak.

The vast majority of the mountain is in Jay State Forest. The mountain is named for the town of Jay in which a significant part of the mountain with the exception of the pinnacle zone is found. The town of Jay, thusly, is named for the First Chief Justice of the United States and nearby landholder, John Jay. It is a piece of the northern Green Mountains. The mountain is flanked toward the southwest by Big Jay, and toward the north by North Jay Peak (3,438 ft/1,048 m).

The mountain is in the watershed of the Missisquoi River, which channels into Lake Champlain, thereupon into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The south side of the mountain channels into Jay Brook, thus west into the Trout River and the Missisquoi River. The northwest side of the mountain channels into Black Falls Brook, and thereupon into the Trout River. The north and upper east sides of the mountain deplete east into the Jay Branch of the Missisquoi River.Snowboarders cherish all trails on the mountain, however can likewise ride in 3 diverse landscape parks. Telemark skiers make the most of Jay's lofty pitch while customary crosscountry skiers jumble the 20 km of lush trails.


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Coordinates
-72.52567049999999
44.9244904

What are the coordinates and address of Jay Peak?

Jay Peak Resort
(802) 988-2611
830 Jay Peak Rd, Jay, VT 05859, USA

Customer Reviews

4 out of 5 stars

Based on 29 reviews

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Dennis Wallace

5 out of 5 stars

Great ski resort in northern Vermont. Famous for glade skiing.

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Leo Thomas

5 out of 5 stars

Returned after a couple of decades to find the place as lively and lovely in the summer as in the winter. Used to be a great snowboarding experience with friends from school, now it is packed with so many great things to do and enjoy in the area. Stay at the hotel was both pleasant and quaint.

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Paul Williamson

4 out of 5 stars

Great summer hike, easy enough to challenge adventurous toddlers. "Wilderness trail" from what I found was just a gravel path up the ski runs...which lack shade.

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Anna Maier

5 out of 5 stars

Great Resort beautiful scenery great for those who love the outdoors. Great indoor water park if you have kids they will love it.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What is the level of difficulty of Jay Peak ?

Moderate

What is the elevation of Jay Peak?

1177.00 M

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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