Vermont, United States
Jay Peak is a mountain located about 5 mi. (8 km) south of the United States-Canada border, in Westfield, Orleans County, Vermont, of which it is the highest point.
Most of the mountain is in Jay Peak State Forest.
The mountain is named for the town of Jay in which much of the mountain except the peak area is located. The town of Jay, in turn, is named for John Jay (1745–1829). It is part of the northern Green Mountains.
The mountain is flanked to the southwest by Big Jay, and to the north by North Jay Peak (3,438 ft / 1,048 m).
The mountain stands within the watershed of the Missisquoi River, which drains into Lake Champlain, thence into Canada's Richelieu River, the Saint Lawrence River, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
The south side of the mountain drains into Jay Brook, thence west into the Trout River and the Missisquoi River.
The northwest side of the mountain drains into Black Falls Brook, and thence into the Trout River.
The north and northeast sides of the mountain drain east into the Jay Branch of the Missisquoi River.
Jay Peak is the northernmost major mountain crossed by the Long Trail, a 272-mile (438-km) hiking trail running the length of Vermont.
The Jay Peak ski resort is on the northeast side of Jay Peak.