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Mount Equinox

1A St Bruno Dr, Arlington, VT 05250-9505
+1 802-362-1114
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Tourism on the Mount

Mount Equinox is pretty much a one-of-a-kind place when you consider that there are many mountains... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sullific
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new haven, ct
Great Hike, Better Views!

My husband and I, along with our three dogs, hiked to the summit of Mount Equinox. The trailhead... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ashton S
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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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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 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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“skyline drive” (12 reviews)
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1A St Bruno Dr, Arlington, VT 05250-9505
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Mount Equinox is pretty much a one-of-a-kind place when you consider that there are many mountains to ascend with scenic views, but not too many with the world's shortest paved toll road and a Catholic visitors' center on top. The Carthusian monks, whose monastery is...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I, along with our three dogs, hiked to the summit of Mount Equinox. The trailhead is located on the outskirts of Manchester and is fairly easy to find (it's just behind the Burr & Burton Academy). The hike itself is quite challenging!...More

2  Thank Ashton S
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

This scenic drive is simply awesome during fall season. You will get so many picture opportunities once you reach the top. Good place for people who like hiking. There is a gift shop at the starting point of the drive.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Drive to the top of Equinox Mountain in your own car! Once you get to the top you can enjoy a Beautiful View of Vermont. Hiking trails with great views on the topof the mountain. Nice gift shop..

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Reviewed November 14, 2017

The drive up the Skyline Drive is not hard, just needs a little care in some steep parts is all. The view at the top is worth the money.

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Reviewed November 1, 2017 via mobile

I’ve been here 3 times. Every time during “open” hours of operation. No one has ever been at the toll house. All 3 times ( separate times of the year) there have been other cars full of of confused and angry people trying unsuccessfully to...More

Thank Anthony D
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

An excellent day trip with a magnificent view at the summit. Interesting history of the place depicted beautifully in a timeline posted inside the observation building. Very clean facilities. Worth driving but the gorgeous views at the summit will cost you $15 per car and...More

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Reviewed October 21, 2017

Yes, it’s a beautiful drive with gorgeous views at the top. However, the view is not cheap. The cost $15 for the car plus drive and $5 for each person in the car. There are ther spectacular views from other mountains without a cost.

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Reviewed October 19, 2017

Total of 7.4 RT miles if you go to both the overlook and visitor centre. First mile up is pretty doable, second mile gets a bit harder and takes you to a bench that marks the start of a grueling third mile. If you are...More

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Reviewed October 16, 2017

On a clear day, the view on the way up and at the top is beautiful. You can see many different states and lots of trees (great in fall). The drive isn't too difficult. It's definitely worth it. The staff in the centre are helpful...More

Thank Pip M
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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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