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Equinox Preservation Trust

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Something for almost everyone — bring the dog

I walk here many times a year in all seasons. When small kids are visiting they happily come along... read more

Reviewed December 9, 2018
Lenore60
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Andover, Vermont
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Many hiking choices on well groomed trails

The many well marked trails allow a variety of options for all levels of hiking skill/ambition. We... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
BearZee
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

I walk here many times a year in all seasons. When small kids are visiting they happily come along. Many dogs are off leash and they love it, especially the streams and the pond. Some trails are very easy and others are more steep. I’ve...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lenore60
Reviewed November 7, 2018

The many well marked trails allow a variety of options for all levels of hiking skill/ambition. We enjoying creating our own routes by combing portions of several 'named' trails. The excellent maps allowed us to feel safe and comfortable while challenging ourselves. Lovely setting and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank BearZee
Reviewed October 21, 2018

It's as easy as that! About 3 miles & not difficult at all. Could be a little bit more clearly marked, but keep your eyes on the trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tmh_longisland
Reviewed October 2, 2018

A beautiful hike through a pristine nature preserve. The trails are well maintained and there are trails with varying degrees of difficulty. Gorgeous vistas!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank lhm11gem
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Manchester Vermont is the ideal place for a hike especially at the Equinox Preservation Trust. beautiful scenery and peaceful landscapes makes this place wonderful to go to.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Lucydog53
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

The Equinox Preservation Trust Is an amazing piece of nature. You can bike or drive through trails of scenic tree routes

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed September 8, 2018

Great views from top of Mount Equinox with multi level visitor center at top with restrooms and picnic tables. Easy option is to drive to the top, cost money and road is only open limited times. Better option is to hike to the top, which...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ShadowtheKitty
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Beautiful view of Vermont. Well worth the entrance fees. Breathtaking view. Experience the peacefullness!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank irishlin7
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

On a clear day take the drive up Mount Equinox. Experience the sound of silence and views that are like the land before time. About 15 minutes up with parking stops along the way. The Carthusian monks have a visiting center up top which is...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Christina K
Reviewed August 20, 2018

We drove to the top, pretty easy just a few tight hairpin turns. The views are magnificent. It is just so peaceful and quiet there. There were a few people there, but everyone was talking in whispers. I thought that was very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Deborah G
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Buyer S
September 24, 2016|
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Yes you can drive but the parking lot is rather small. Suggest you stop in at the Equinox Hotel and talk to maitre de for directions - it's a very shorty drive to the lot behind the private school. Your parents might be... More
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MbL642
July 21, 2016|
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Response from davidhnichols | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of bike trails all around here. Try Rte. 30 heading North towards Dorset and bear left on Dorset West Road. A nice pretty level Nike ride of about 6 miles to Dorset Village!
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Mark B
July 10, 2016|
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Response from davidhnichols | Reviewed this property |
No it is not permitted to swim or canoe on Equinox Pond but you can ask the Concierge at the Equinox Hotel where you could do this nearby!
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