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Mount Equinox

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Address: 1A Saint Bruno Drive, Arlington, VT 05250
Phone Number: 18023621114
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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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Pricey but a Lovely Drive

We lucked out with a late fall day where we were finally able to drive to the top of Mt. Equinox. It was a steep, twisting drive, but there were lots of scenic overviews to stop... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 8, 2015
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Endicott, New York
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Endicott, New York
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We lucked out with a late fall day where we were finally able to drive to the top of Mt. Equinox. It was a steep, twisting drive, but there were lots of scenic overviews to stop and give the car breaks. The building at the top was closed for the season but the scenery was great, the stonework walls around... More 

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Arlington, Vermont
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

i have driven this mountain several times and never once called aaa,you do have to read and know how to drive a steep hill or pass on the trip up the hill

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1 Thank stan h
Hautes Pyrenees
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122 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Just wish we had our sports car with us instead or a rental. Never did like driving an automatic ! But on a good day a great way to see the unspoilt state

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Newburgh, New York, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Had a great view frm the top but no one said anything about the trip down. Got to the bottom with smoke exiting the engine. Pulled into parking lot, lifted lid and called AAA. Not one employee asked us if we needed help. It was the end of the day and 3 of them just got in their cars and... More 

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Albany, New York
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We recently visited mount Equinox in the peak of fall colors. This was an amazing drive up the mountain. It was $20 for a car and two people, and well worth it. There are many scenic overlooks as you make the ascent up the mountain, there is also a picnic area about 1/3 of the way up. It is quite... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This is a nice stop while on vacation in Vermont. The view from the top of Mount Equinox,especially during leaf peeping season, is spectacular. The view along with it's history was a pleasant surprise. Highly recommend.

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Clifton Park, New York
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131 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We go every year for the views. The hike on the top to lookout point is about 1 mile round trip. Last year we hiked down the blue trail... it's steep and hard on your knees and took about 3 hours I think. We witnessed people hiking up it... they didn't look very jolly. I'd stick to the lookout trail..... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

The drive up the mountain was scenic and the views were wonderful. The toll is used to support the monks.

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

5 miles of road by car up a pretty forest area and then you arrive at almost 4000 feet and awesome views of : The Green Mountains The Adirondack Mt On a good day- to the White Mt in NH and all the surrounding area of southern Vermont: farms, forests, fields - trees in the autumn are awesome. Do not... More 

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Thank broadbeb
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

A steep climb and descent for a car. Coming down, be sure to use a lower gear to save your brakes. The view from the top is just what you hoped it would be. On a clear day, you can see Mt. Killington near Rutland, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Adirondacks and Catskills of New York, Mt. Stratton,... More 

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