Mt. Ascutney State Park is one of the premier hang gliding locations in Vermont. Good ridge soaring, excellent thermal flying, and cross country flying. Many flights from Vermont to the Atlantic coast begin at this launch. Many New England pilots have their first cross-country flight from here to Morningside Flight Park, which is 9.8 miles downwind. Well known for its 1/3 mile hike to launch through the woods and rocks. Darling State Park, home of Burke Mountain, has also historically been used as a launching spot for hang gliders and launching sites are located along the Toll Road. For more information, please visit the Vermont Hang Gliding Association web site.