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Mount Equinox

1A Saint Bruno Drive, Arlington, VT 05250
802 362 1114
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Ranked #2 of 8 attractions in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Activities: Driving, Hiking
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Cheshire
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129 reviews 129 reviews
31 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The cost to drive up is 20 dollars for a car and two people. You are warned that it is a difficult drive up with steep ascents and hairpin bends. This is true, but for anyone used to driving in European mountains then there is no problem. The views from the top as others have said are very good, and... More

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Topsham, Maine
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55 reviews 55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This road was worth the travel up. There is a beautiful place at the top to learn more about the history of the mountain and its owners and the monestary. There are 360 views once on top. I'd go up again and probably will.

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Hampstead, New Hampshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Wasn't planning on stopping here but it was recommended by the hotel caretaker - and my teenage daughter thought it might be fun. We usually climb mountains on foot, not in a vehicle so it was a bit novel to drive to the top. A tad pricy ($25 for 3 people in a car) but worth it.

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

If you are in Vermont, this is a must see. The views from the top are stunning! Make sure to arrive at 5 pm.

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Mount Equinox, but especially learning about its history from the friendly caretaker. The views on the way up as well as at the summit are spectacular and although we did the trail, we hope to return one day to try it out as I think it may be beautiful. It is well worth the toll... More

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Gahanna, Ohio
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This is a beautiful drive to the summit and a very educational experience. Do try to pick a day that is not cloud covered on top of the summit or you will not be able to see anything. At the base, you need to pay a toll to drive to the summit. Along the road, you will see a monastery... More

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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This drive is roughly 2 miles that can be taken after paying a toll at the toll house downhill. The drive is very beautiful. It has some mesmerizing views and is perfect even to hike. It has a small office at the summit with restrooms and picnic area. The view of the lake and the monastery is simply superb. This... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

The drive to the top is breathtaking in places - the visitor centre gives an excellent understanding and history to the place, including the Hill racing, the Roman Catholic monastery there, and the family who financed it all. Well worth visiting.

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Westfield, MA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A beautiful drive through quaint Vermont towns that led to the Manchester VT area. A pretty drive (about 2 miles) to the summit. Many trails to hike with breathtaking views. We took the short trail to Lookout Rock..which took about 25 mins. Be sure to wear appropriate shoes for hiking. The air is clean, fresh and scented with the fresh... More

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Scotia, New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Noting comments regarding the price of driving up Mt. Equinox's Skyline Drive, I couldn't help but think that sometimes our values and priorities are a bit skewed! $20 for a car full of family or even just a couple is very reasonable. Consider two people going to a theater for 2-3 hours....by the time you've purchased tickets, popcorn, etc., you've... More

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