Situated on the American borderline between Vermont and Canada is the busy area of Jay Peak. The town of Jay itself sits on the side of Jay Peak Mountain, quiet and charming, whilst the mountain means that a Jay Peak holiday rental chalet is the perfect base for many outdoor activities. No matter what time of year you visit Jay Peak, you will find plenty of things to see and do.
A Jay Peak holiday rental chalet is the perfect base from which to indulge in a range of winter activities. The town is accessible for activities such as snowboarding, slope skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and dog sledding. During the warmer months of the year visitors can enjoy a range of activities including fishing, kayaking, climbing, paragliding, golf, roller blading and cycling. Jay Peak lies within the boundaries of Jay State Forest which is great for walks, hunting, photography and painting. If you visit the town in July you can witness the renowned Jay Challenge, which is a mixture of a triathlon and adventure race.
If you can prise yourself away from your fabulous Jay Peak holiday rental chalet, then it is worth travelling back to the city of Burlington. This bustling centre has many things to see and do, one of which is the Robert Hull Fleming Museum. Located on the campus of the university, this museum has a vast and interesting collection of art from countries such as Egypt, Africa and America. The museum also has a collection of artworks from local Vermont artists.
For a touch of fun, a visit to the Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Factory is in order. Visitors can take a guided tour around the creamery and sample some of the new flavours that are being concocted. Ethan Allen Homestead is an attraction also worth a visit. This is a restored 18th century farmhouse set in 1,400 acres of land which overlaps Ethan Allen Park. In the park itself, visitors will find the Ethan Allen Tower, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding area.
For those planning a Jay Peak holiday they can expect to experience a Continental climate. This typically means that there are warm summers and very cold winters. During the summer months, particularly July and August, daytime temperatures can reach as high as 27°C. November, December and January are the coldest months with the temperature plummeting to between -9°C and -15°C. Due to its higher elevation, Jay Peak can become very cold with a lot of snowfall.
Travel to Jay Peak, Vermont Visitors on a Jay Peak holiday can fly to Burlington International Airport (BTV), which is approximately 104 kilometres away. Operators such as KLM, British Airways, US Airways, United Airlines and Continental Express all have regular affordable flights. Passengers can depart from major UK airports including London Heathrow (LHR), Manchester (MAN), Glasgow (GLA), Belfast (BFS) and Liverpool (LPL).