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Address: 1A St Bruno Dr, Arlington, VT 05250-9505
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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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You can see for miles

My Equinox is a wonderful way to view nature at its best. At the top you can see 4 states, the beauty of the valley, monestary..... The road is very curvy but if you stay in low... read more

Reviewed April 13, 2017
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Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

My Equinox is a wonderful way to view nature at its best. At the top you can see 4 states, the beauty of the valley, monestary..... The road is very curvy but if you stay in low gear and stop at the various lookout points it is a amazing ride from top to bottom. You cannot stay on the mtn... More 

1 Thank mountainrevin
Westchester County, New York
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209 reviews
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Reviewed March 29, 2017

The drive up Mount Equinox is well worth the trip. Make sure, however, that when you drive back down you do as little braking as possible. It's easy to burn the brakes out!!! We were OK but have heard of others who did damage. Signs are posted to remind you. That said, the park is beautifully built. You'll find indoor... More 

2 Thank MawaNewYork
Rutland, Vermont
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2016

It had been many years since we had gone to the top of the mountain but, we had friends here who were in love with Vermont, so we took them up! We could see for ever, 5 states to be exact. The last time were there, there was a old run down restaurant that looked haunted, now there is a... More 

1 Thank crazycatladyx3
Shillington, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

If in southeastern vermont especially during the fall, make a point of visiting. During drive there various views of the mountain range in the distance can be seen. I visited Hildene just down the road prior to driving to the entrance to Skyline Drive. To drive up to the summit one must stop in the building at the entrance and... More 

3 Thank Richard8102
Northallerton, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a gem of a drive with fantastic views at the summit. Great visitors centre and restrooms at the summit, probably the best anywhere. Go up early and have the view to yourself. Owners and staff in the shop undersell how great this is, remember this is a monastery property so they arent going to be overly commercial. One... More 

1 Thank Mark D
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We were short of time, so had to drive up to the top. It was well worth it, as we went on a clear day and had stunning views from all viewpoints! There's an interesting history to be learnt about too!

1 Thank Jennifire
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107 reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

Honestly, it seemed to us that $15.00 per car and then additional $5.00 per additional person was a little expensive, given that the only operating expenses were a viewing building at the end of the road.

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We chose to drive the Equinox Skyline to see the views from the top of the mountain. The road is naturally steep and windy as to be expected, and there are a couple of stopping places for an interim view on the way up. Some with larger car parks and some just a pull in. At the top of a... More 

3 Thank seanclarke
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2016

This was a great fall foliage hike! We came here for the fall foliage but it turned out to be a cloudy day, but the colors were still plentiful. This hike does have some steep inclines with slippery sections, since it just rained. Hiking sticks are a must. The temperature was around 50 degree at the beginning of the hike,... More 

1 Thank wdee219
Atlanta, Georgia
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110 reviews
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Reviewed October 10, 2016

I thought it was a VT state highway (with toll) which paralleled the main route. Nope. It's a private property with a history which includes a benevolent donor, secluded monastery, and a strange combination of natural beauty and capitalism. If you have two hours -- go ahead. And, no kidding about smelly brakes. Our Hertz rental was smoking when we... More 

1 Thank Vagabond33

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