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News & Updates

The green glory of summer is coming!  The snow has melted and the trails have hardened up, so take a hike up the Ascutney Outdoors Trail to the top of the old Triple Chair.  The bike trails around the Ascutney Outdoors Center are open too, and the facility is now open from 9 to 5 most every day. 

Many of the most popular larger community and recreational events will be returning this summer.  Please see our most recent Newsletter for more information or see our Events Calendar on our website .

Finally, we have started prep work for the Ascutney  Discovery Trail.  The panels and interpretive elements will be delivered next month (here’s a teaser of one of them), and we are on schedule for a summer opening and celebration.  

COVID UPDATE: Vermont is open and welcomes visitors with safety as a top priority.  Guidelines for outdoor activities are changing weekly, so please check the Vermont’s latest guidelines as you plan your visit.


After a long year of hibernation, we are so pleased that many events will be returning to the mountain this summer.  Most involve outdoor recreational activities that meet the social distancing protocols. 

For a full list of events, please see our Events Calendar.



What We Do

Ascutney Outdoors offers a remarkable four-season venue for outdoor activities and nature lovers within the beautiful and diverse ecosystem of Mount Ascutney.

Four Season Recreation



  • Hiking on some of the most scenic trails in Vermont
  • Mountain biking on 35+ miles of trails maintained by our sister organization Ascutney Trails Association
  • Equestrian trails around the base of our mountain

Community & Events


Ascutney Outdoors was created to bring the community together to enjoy our mountain. Our organization, trails, and activities are made possible by a dynamic group of volunteers–and we’re always looking for socially distant new recruits!


When it’s safe to gather again, the Ascutney Outdoors Center is the ideal place for large and small activities and events.