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I have been going up this mountain since 1965 and it never gets old. The 360 ° views are more than... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
aroundnewengland
Great views

Enjoyed the drive to Mount Equinox. Make sure to pull over a few times to allow your car's brakes... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been going up this mountain since 1965 and it never gets old. The 360 ° views are more than breathtaking and wonderful to see the topography of the greater area. The new welcome center is a beautiful sanctuary and wonderful addition to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Enjoyed the drive to Mount Equinox. Make sure to pull over a few times to allow your car's brakes and transmission to cool down. Come to think of it, what better way to just enjoy the views and the moment while seeing some great foliage...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

Came one day (11/8/18) at 2 in the afternoon. Sign said closed and will open at 9am. Arrived at 9:30. Still closed. Called the local chamber of commerce and no answer. Called our hotel to find out it's closed for the season. Would be nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 1, 2018

Yes, the views are nice, but not Great. Maybe if you are used to very flat terrain, the views will impress you from the Skyline Drive. Or if the leaf color is at peak, it might be worth it. Plan on going further north in...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 30, 2018

On a road trip thru Vermont when we saw the sign for Mt. Equinox. Cost $25 for the two of us to drive up, not bad considering the views. Partly sunny at the bottom but by the time you get to the top you’re above...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The mount equinox is a beautiful country drive especially in the Fall. It’s an ideal drive for leaf peeping scenic foliage views.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 29, 2018 via mobile

I have been wanting to drive up Mt Equinox since I discovered it while visiting the area this past winter. The price to get in is $20 ($5 additional per person), in my opinion that’s a bit outrageous. However it was something I really wanted...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jeannie C
Reviewed September 17, 2018

About 8 miles drive to summit.. 20 $ per car + 5 $ per passenger. But that is worth for this place. I suggest to carry some food and enjoy while you are on the summit :) we were so close to cloud :) &...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

Had a great time visiting this quaint place - reminded me of a similar road back home (Mt. Washington NH). Religious and spiritual.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jackie T
Reviewed August 28, 2018

We drove to the top of Mt Equinox early afternoon. Some haziness prevented crystal clear views, but we were able to see a long way! The history behind the mountain was quite interesting. Especially learning about the Carthusian religious order. The monastery can be seen...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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joan w
October 12, 2015|
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Response from broadbeb111 | Reviewed this property |
We did the drive up to the top of My.Equnoix but did not go to the Equinox hotel to eat. No food at the top but great views.
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crapuz
new york
hikes advice (1 Replies)
I would like to have a nice hike trip in the Manchester aerea. Anybody can give me any good advice? I would like to hike for a couple of hours and reach any peak with nice view. I heard about MOUNT EQUINOX and I'm thinking to go there next week-end. Thank you, Fabio
September 26, 2005|
Response fromvtmom13|
Mount Equinox is a nice hike, but also a bit of a chalnge. Still well worth while. You might also want to consider the hike up Bromley Mountain, the veiws of Straton Mountain are great. If you just like to see an outstand waterfall check the hike to Lye Brook Falls [this is a little short of you could hours however]. One other note you should keep in mind. We got snow last week, and yes it is still clinging to the mountain tops. So plan for it.
urufenta
Montevideo, Uruguay
Mount Equinox (4 Replies)
I am trying to introduce my young kids to hiking. We wil be in southern Vermont and I thought Mount Equinox would be a good one to try....Is it too hard of a day hike for 10-12 year olds? Is the starting point easy to find in Manchester? Any altternatives in the area? Thanks
August 21, 2006|
Response fromNBPINVT|
Hi: I would not suggest hiking Mt. Equinox b/c cars drive up it, and a bunch of cars are not a very satisfying sight after doing a climb, especially for kids! I'll let the Manchester expert fill you in on the nice hikes in the area, I am sure she will soon. Other options in the area - the Appalachian Trail runs right through Bennington/Woodford and then up to just east of Manchester - that is a pretty cool concept to let your kids in on. Also, in Dorset there is a hike into a nice swimming...More
fredwMontreal
montreal
Best route from Lake George (4 Replies)
I am planning a day trip from Lake George to visit the Lincoln family home and drive the Mount Equinox skyline drive in about 3 weeks. Can anyone tell me the best route to take?
May 06, 2016|
Response frombushwacker44|
You'll need a map, it's backroads through Ft Ann , Granville and Dorsett