The famous Long Trail follows the highest ridges of our area and provides a rugged 'wilderness' experience. Several sections provide excellent day-hiking opportunities. Some highlights are Carleton Mountain and Burnt Mountain Lookout, north and south of Rte 105, and, of course, Jay Peak from Rte 242. Guidebooks are available from many area shops and inns.
The Hazen's Notch Association maintains a network of 40 miles of trails that are open to the public. They are located on the 500-acre Hazen's Notch Conservation Lands, a private conservation area in Montgomery Center. In Hazen’s Notch there are many hotspots, in addition to The Long Trail that passes over Jay. The Long Trail travels right through Gravity Bowl and Burnt Mountain is the final ascent before hikers reach the Canadian border.
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Get back to nature, up close and personal! Right here in the Jay Peak area you can explore the river basins and rock formations along the Trout and Black Falls Rivers. In North Troy, there is Big Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in Vermont on the picturesque Missisquoi River. In Jay, there's the Jay Branch Gorge to explore. Haystack Mountain in Lowell offer a bed of arctic Alpine flora growing on the north-facing ledges of the summit. Wildflowers are everywhere. Marked nature trails can be found at Jay Peak.
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