Green Mountains

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Green Mountains
Green Mountains 182613785.jpg
Highest peak Mount Mansfield ( 1339  m )
location Vermont , USA ; extreme south in Massachusetts , extreme north in the Canadian province of Quebec
Coordinates 44 ° 33 ′  N , 72 ° 49 ′  W Coordinates: 44 ° 33 ′  N , 72 ° 49 ′  W
particularities highest mountain range in the state of Vermont

The Green Mountains are a low mountain range in the US state of Vermont . The mountain zone runs in an almost straight line from East Richford in the north to Jay Peak ( 1177  m ) on the border with the province of Quebec in Canada over about 355 km (220 miles) to the south to the border with the neighboring state of Massachusetts .

The highest point at 1339 m is Mount Mansfield , 16 km (10 miles) northeast of Burlington . The gentle hills, mostly covered with deciduous forest ( maple ), are a noticeable difference to the rough granite massif of the nearby White Mountains in northern New Hampshire . In addition, the weather at the time of the Indian Summer in the Green Mountains in October is even milder than in the neighboring state.

French settlers who settled in the area permanently before the English gave the area - according to tradition - the name "les monts verts" , the green mountains.