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“A gem in hiding”
Review of Mount Equinox

Mount Equinox
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Arlington
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 3 June 2010

This attraction is vastly unadvertised. The road is challenging offering many experiences for all the senses. Once you get to the top, the views are just breathtaking. We've drove plenty of mountains and have seen views from many summits and Equinox is beautiful. Yes, you pay an entrance fee of $10 per car plus $2 for every passenger, but it's worth it. Definetely go up there if you are in the area.

7  Thank Galaxy775
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"toll road"
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"skyline drive"
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"hairpin turns"
in 8 reviews
"viewing center"
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"coming down"
in 5 reviews
"picnic tables"
in 10 reviews
"new hampshire"
in 8 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 10 reviews
"highest peak"
in 4 reviews
"mile drive"
in 7 reviews
"visitor's center"
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"low gear"
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"toll house"
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"peaceful feeling"
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"hard hike"
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"blue trail"
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"steep hill"
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Reviewed 11 September 2009

We went up on Mount Equinox mainly for the view and not so much for hiking. One word of warning before starting up the mountain....make sure you have a reliable car and check the brakes...the climb is very steep and coming back down you pretty much brake the entire time. There were a few walking trails if you're interested but we didn't take advantage of them. While we enjoyed ourselves on the mountain the price is a lil steep if you are just going up to look around. It cost $12 for car and driver, then $2 for each additional passenger but it's all privately owned so I guess this is to maintain the mountain. There are restrooms at the top of the mountain along with a drink machine but that was about it. Make sure you pick a nice clear day to go up because you can see for miles and miles.

5  Thank banjo60
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Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile
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Reviewed 12 December 2016
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