West Fairlee, VT

Ely Coppermine Ridge

Length: 
4.9 miles one way
Difficulty: 
moderate
Description: 

This trail is a segment of the 38-mile Cross Rivendell Trail between Vershire, Vermont and Orford, New Hampshire. It travels above the historic Ely Copper Mine, once the largest copper mine in the United States, which operated from 1821 to 1920. The trail travels along an oak ridge above the old mine site. As on many trails, the absence of leaves makes winter views very different from a summer experience, and along the Ely Copper Mine Ridge there are spectacular wintertime views of the Vermont hills and Franconia Ridge in New Hampshire.

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