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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Cloudy on top but still very interesting to go in the viewing center. Saw beautiful colors further down. Got a good glimpse of the monastery and the lake.

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Penfield, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

Having driven Mt. Evans and Pike's Peak in Colorado, we were thrilled to find this gem of a mountain road. Great vistas of the brilliant fall colors, nice viewing center at the top and the only Carthusian Monastery in the US. Be sure to check your brakes before going up.

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Westwood, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The hairpin turns up the mountain were "exciting" to say the least, along with the feeling of being on a climbing roller coaster where you think you'll drop off the "edge" in front of you, but the required slow speed limit makes it all very safe. At the top, there are maps on each side of the mountain, with a... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It was alittle foggy because we went early but the view is amazing. The walk out to the point was alittle disapointing because of the trees blocking the view. Wish they would build a riser or something so you could see above them since they can not take them down

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Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Not cheap it is $15 for car and driver plus $5 per person but it is a beautiful drive and the views from the top are amazing. There are several picnic areas along the route and at the top. We were lucky enough to be there on a clear sunny day and could see New York, New Hampshire, and even... More 

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Address: Address: 1A Saint Bruno Drive, Arlington, VT 05250
Phone Number: 802 362 1114
Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Arlington

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