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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: Hiking, Driving
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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Dumont, New Jersey, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Norwalk, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We were the very first guests there at 9 AM - weather was cloudy and visibility on the top of the mountain was zero. However, we enjoyed the experience of getting there. On the way down we had to stop twice as breaks on our Acura got pretty hot. I would recommend this place - just pick a nice day... More

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Scotland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Also, you have to pay about $20 to go up the mountain, which seems a little steep. Almost as steep as the drive, which had me a little queasy at times, and we had to stop a few times on the way down to give our brake pads a rest, as they were steaming! But the view from the top... More

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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The view from the top of Mount Equinox is very nice, with northern and southern viewing spots at the visitors center atop the mountain that allow you to see hundreds of square miles. The center also has some information about the monastery that owns the property and the people who donated it to the religious order. The roads are hairpin... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The brochure said you drive to the top, they are correct. There is a fee to access the road as this is privately owned property. The observatory at the top has great views and some interesting information inside. The short hike to Lookout Rock is worth it. We saw a snowshoe hare (or a fuzzy jackrabbit) along the trail.

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