Overview

Difficulty Moderate
Distance 5 KM
Elevation gain 1,177 M

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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
44.9379405 -72.5045173

Contact Information

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

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


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