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Near Stowe in Lamoille County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Mount Mansfield Natural Area

National Natural Landmark

 
 
Mount Mansfield Natural Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
1. Mount Mansfield Natural Area Marker
Inscription.  
Mount Mansfield
Natural Area

has been designated a

National
Natural Landmark


This site possesses exceptional value
as an illustration of the Nation’s natural
heritage and contributes to a better
understanding of man’s environment.

1980
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1980 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Natural Features. In addition, it is included in the National Natural Landmarks series list.
 
Location. 44° 31.78′ N, 72° 49.029′ W. Marker is near Stowe, Vermont, in Lamoille County. Marker can be reached from Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road, 4½ miles Mountain Road (State Route 108). Marker is located on the Long Trail, about 230 yards north of the Mount Mansfield Peak Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Stowe VT 05672, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. District No. 5 Schoolhouse (approx. 4.1 miles away); Smugglers Notch (approx. 8.3 miles away); Cambridge Rail Era History II (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cambridge Rail Era History I (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cambridge Junction Bridge (approx. 8.4 miles away); G.A.R. Cambridge, VT (approx. 8½ miles away); "Snowflake" Bentley (approx. 8.7 miles away); Chittenden Mills (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Mount Mansfield (Wikipedia). Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in Vermont with a summit that peaks at 4,395 feet. Mount Mansfield is one of three spots in Vermont where true alpine tundra survives from the Ice Ages. A few acres exist on Camel's Hump and Mount Abraham nearby and to the south, but Mount Mansfield's summit still holds about 200 acres. In 1980, the Mount Mansfield Natural Area was designated as a National Natural Landmark by the National Park Service. (Submitted on November 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Mount Mansfield Natural Area Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
2. Mount Mansfield Natural Area Marker
Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
3. Mount Mansfield Auto Toll Road
Turn here from Vermont Route 108 in Stowe. Mount Mansfield Peak Visitor Center, with access to the marker via Long Trail, is 4.5 miles sharply uphill from here.
Mount Mansfield Peak Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
4. Mount Mansfield Peak Visitor Center
(Marker is on the Long Trail, 230 yards north of Visitor Center)

Welcome — Bienvenue
to the
Mount Mansfield Visitor Center
Learn about the rare alpine plants found on
Mount Mansfield’s summit and discover your
role in protecting this special environment

Vermont’s Highest Peak
elevation — 4393 ft (1340 m)
The Long Trail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
5. The Long Trail
Chin (summit) 1.4 mi. →
Route 108 3.7 mi. →
to Canada →

← Bolton Mtn. 8.7 mi.
← Route 2 19.7 mi.
← to Massachusetts
Arctic — Alpine Zone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
6. Arctic — Alpine Zone
The area ahead is Arctic — Alpine zone
The plants are fragile and easily damaged
Footsteps can harm them. Please walk only
on the rocks. No fires or camping.
Long Trail “Chin” (Mount Mansfield summit) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 10, 2017
7. Long Trail “Chin” (Mount Mansfield summit)
(4,393 feet above sea level • Highest point in Vermont)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 27, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 29, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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