Hogback Mountain was one of Vermont’s oldest family-owned and operated ski resorts. That was until 1986 when the mountain closed and was abandoned. Today, there are just a few modest red buildings nestled in tangled underbrush.
Visitors can stop at the Hogback Mountain Scenic Overlook off Route 9 in Marlboro, Vermont (located right next to the Hogback Mountain Country Store). On the west side of the store, there is a 3,200-square-foot observation deck. The beautiful “100-mile” view may be seen from this vantage point. Visitors can admire the landscape of southern Vermont and the hills of the Berkshires further away. There are also views of the bumps of southern New Hampshire, which include Mount Monadnock. One of the abandoned old ski houses from the former resort sits on the verge of a drop-off below the overlook. It is perhaps one of the most photographed points in the area.
This roadside stop is truly one of the best in New England!
- Type: Viewpoint/Hut
- Elevation: 2250 ft
- Prominence: 374 ft
- Parent mountain: Hogback Mountain
- Address: Molly Stark Trail (VT-9)
- Town: Marlboro
- State: Vermont
- GPS: Lat 42.8528 Lng -72.7928
- Parking notes: There is ample free parking along Moll Stark Trail in front of the Hogback Mountain Country Store. The view can be seen from the road and the country store deck.
- Parking directions: HERE
- Location directions: HERE