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Mount Equinox

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Address: 1A Saint Bruno Drive, Arlington, VT 05250
Phone Number: 802 362 1114
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Activities: Hiking, Driving
Description: Drive this scenic mountain which is also used as a outdoor classroom for...
Drive this scenic mountain which is also used as a outdoor classroom for the study of various species of plants and animals. At 5.2 miles, the Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is the longest privately owned paved toll road in the U.S. Those who prefer to hike can pick up a trail map at the Toll House. At the top of the mountain is our new Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center packed with info about Equinox Mountain and the Carthusian Monks. The private property which is 7,000 acres is owned by the Carthusain monks. A cloistered order of Catholic monks. There is the Catholic gift shop at the bottom of the mountain and also souvenirs from your trip.
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Burr & Burton Trail (Blue Summit Trail)

The trail system is well marked and well maintained. Although realatively short in distance, it climbs almost 3,000 vertical feet to the summit from the parking area where a kiosk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2014
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Madison Heights, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An incredible drive up this privately owned mountain. A quarter of the way up , you get a great view of the monastery . You keep driving and the views get even more amazing . The signage at the summit is great as to describe what you are looking at, However , the signage for lookout rock needs to be... More 

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Indianapolis, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This trip up Equinox takes about 20 minutes going up and 15-20 minutes coming down, but plan to stay at the top for about an hour! The views are unbelievable and the story of the monastery is really cool. Definitely don't skip this when you're in the area!

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Winsted, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Really enjoyed views all around on this drive. You can just see mountain range after mountain range and it's just breathtaking. The welcome center at the top is well done and and has some really neat places for people to picnic and just enjoy the view. It also had some really interesting historical details as well, I really liked the... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have passed this attraction many times, but this weekend actually checked it out. If you want great views without much of an idea of what you are seeing, drive up Ascutney or Okemo for no cost or take the elevator up the Battle Monument for a buck or so. For me and my pal, this ride cost $20. The... More 

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Yesterday my wife and I wanted to drive up the Sky Line Drive to the summit of this mountain, as the weather was beautiful that day. Last Fall, when we visited, it was too foggy, so we missed our opportunity. After depositing our toll coin into the toll gate, we began our drive up the narrow, but well paved road... More 

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Glens Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

My cousin and her husband took us up Equinox... Amazing views into New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. A nice Welcome Center and hiking trails. Beautiful mountain and history.

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Kent, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Interesting drive up the mountain. Mine was more interesting than most as I had left the bottom shortly before a large motorcycle group left and apparently thought they were at the Pike's Peak Hill Climb, racing up the mountain and passing me on the hairpin curves.

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Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you have never been or drove by and didn't go up turn around! There is no other place like it in New England. It is so peaceful and quiet. If you want to get away from the world for a while this is the place to go. Just beautiful. Be sure your car is in good condition though. Good... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The trail system is well marked and well maintained. Although realatively short in distance, it climbs almost 3,000 vertical feet to the summit from the parking area where a kiosk provides trail maps. Be prepared for a relentlously steep hike. The trail narrows and steepens after the junction to the Upper Spring where there is a bench to accomdate the... More 

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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Wonderful views from the top of the mountain. A couple of nice stopping areas on the way down [or up]. Just thought the toll was a bit too high.

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