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Mount Equinox

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Address: 1A St Bruno Dr, Arlington, VT 05250-9505
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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great hike, great views!

hiked this last weekend... the trails are generally clear with some lose rocks, up hill ALL the way! didn't see many fellow hikers going up or coming down, but i hear that's not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

hiked this last weekend... the trails are generally clear with some lose rocks, up hill ALL the way! didn't see many fellow hikers going up or coming down, but i hear that's not unusual... beautiful views at the top and a very clean scenic viewing center with a nice caretaker.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent for a 1 hour stroll or a 6 hour test of vertical hiking! Make sure to stop at the Falcon Bar for an apres hike refreshment ☺️

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the fortunate experience of a cloudless summer day, albeit quite warm. However, the temperature atop the mountain was a refreshing ten degrees cooler than it was when we began our driving ascent at the base. The scenic views of the surrounding Taconic and Green Mountains are amazing, while one is able to view nearby states of New York, Massachusetts... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Careful driving had us up the mountain in no time. The temperature was much cooler, drier with a light breeze...compared to Manchester Center. We brought a cooler for a picnic lunch at a shaded picnic table. It was around 12:30 pm, and this was the only picnic table under shade outside. Indoors was air conditioned where most people went in... More 

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White Plains, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went up on a somewhat cloudy and rainy day. The view was still impressive from the summit and along the way up. If you love scenery this is very good. The trip cost $15 for the car and driver and $5 for each additional passenger. Very relaxing.

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Lisbon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Don't give the price of the tickets for the toll road a second thought, it's worth it. The Saint Bruno viewing center is a new, well kept facility with indoor and outdoor viewing and picnic tables. On a clear day, as we were lucky to have, you can view four states. Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. The climb... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Really great way to spend a couple hours. The drive up is nice and the views from the top are really something to behold.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Just south of Old Manchester on the border with Arlington is the Sky Line Drive that takes you to the top of Mt. Equinox, the highest peak in southern Vermont.The drive is a toll road that winds its way up the mountain with many hairpin curves and places to stop and take in the views, including one of the monastery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Our expectations of the view were surpassed! The historical information available at the top help to complete the experience. The view of the monastery is surreal and feels like a time capsule. The drive down is easy as long as you follow the directions given to you.

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Endicott, New York
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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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