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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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Worth the crazy drive up and down

Took the skyline up on Labor Day weekend to find incredible views. It didn't disappoint. We were quite skeptical about the drive down doing damage to our SUV's transmission, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the skyline up on Labor Day weekend to find incredible views. It didn't disappoint. We were quite skeptical about the drive down doing damage to our SUV's transmission, but we were told to keep the transmission in 1st gear, go under 20 mph, and pull over and take a break at every rest area. We did just that and... More 

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Westhampton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Close to Manchester, Vermont, this is a beautiful, 5 mile drive up the mountain. The views are stunning and well worth the $15.00 charge (driver and car). At the top, there are bathrooms and information on the development of the longest, privately owned toll road in America and the monastery found at the base of the mountain.

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For just $15 driver and car and $5 per person you can drive up Mount Equinox and see the most amazing views. The building tells the story of the Mountain and shows the views. No problem driving up or down the mountain.

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 August 19, 2016 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 August 16, 2016

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 August 11, 2016

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 August 11, 2016

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 July 28, 2016

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

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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