ANNOUNCEMENT

fathers admitted free on
Father’s Day: June 20, 2021

Mount Equinox

SKYLINE DRIVE

An unforgettable drive to the summit of
the highest peak in the Taconic Range

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COVID-19 POLICY

Mount Equinox is adhering to the guidelines put forth by the State of Vermont and the CDC.  We encourage all visitors to practice social distancing and mask wearing.   For more information regarding COVID-19 guidelines, please visit the Vermont Department of Health website by clicking here.

LOCATION | DATES | PRICES

LOCATION

The Skyline Drive Welcome Ceter is located on Vermont Historic Route 7A between Manchester and Arlington, Vermont.

Our GPS address is 6369 Skyline Drive, Sunderland, VT 05250

DATES & HOURS

Memorial Day to October 31st
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily
(weather permitting)

Please note:
Last vehicle admitted at 4:00 PM

PRICES

Car & Driver – $20
Additional Passenger – $5 each
Motorcycles – $20 

Children Under 10 – Free

A DRIVE TO THE SKY

From historic Route 7A between Manchester and Arlington, Vermont, Skyline Drive — the longest privately owned, paved toll road in the United States — ascends 3,248 feet over 5.2 miles to the top of Mount Equinox. In continuous operation since its completion in 1947, it is one of the safest, best engineered, well constructed toll roads in the country.

There are several vistas and picnic areas along the Drive, which winds upward through four distinct forest types. Visible in the valley on your left as you crest the mountain is the Charterhouse of the Transfiguration, the only Carthusian monastery in North America.

Before you begin your journey up Skyline Drive you will need to stop at the Skyline Drive Welcome Center located on Route 7A to receive your token.  Please refer to the TRAVEL INFO page for additional details.

Our GPS address is 6369 Skyline Drive, Sunderland, VT 05250.

The Adirondack Mountains of New York provide the backdrop to the west, and the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the south.

THE SUMMIT

The 3,648-foot summit of Mount Equinox is enveloped in a nearly-perpetual breeze that has been described as “nature’s white noise”. The Green Mountains, The Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire may be seen to the east.

SAINT BRUNO SCENIC
VIEWING CENTER

At the summit of Mount Equinox is the Saint Bruno Scenic Viewing Center, a gift from the Order of Carthusians to the people of Vermont and all visitors.
Designed and constructed by Vermont workers and completed in 2012, the Center is heated without the combustion of fossil fuels and produces no CO₂ emissions. Power to the building is generated by the hydroelectric plant that powers all mountain operations. The reservoirs that feed the plant can be seen in the valley on your left as you ascend the toll road.

The Center has restrooms with changing tables.

Silence.

Maybe it’s the rarified air at 3,848 above sea level, or the sweeping panoramic views at all points of the compass.  “Awesome” is one mightily overworked word in modern lexicon, but here it fits.

Andrew McKeever
Stratton Magazine

4.5 STARS ON GOOGLE & TRIP ADVISOR

Click below to read reviews from recent visitors

RESTRICTIONS

No hiking, walking,
skateboarding or biking permitted

No buses, RVs or vans
for over eight persons

No trucks with campers
installed in bed of truck

Camping and fires
strictly prohibited

No hunting or fishing

No weddings or ceremonies

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DRIVE CAREFULLY

When descending the Drive, be sure your vehicle is in its lowest gear so its engine will act as a brake. Don’t “ride” your brakes. Use them intermittently but firmly as needed.

Support Mount Equinox Skyline Drive

Your generous donations will help maintain the 5.2 mile toll road to ensure future generations the opportunity to enjoy the majesty of Mount Equinox and the surrounding areas.  Please note: donations are not tax deductible.  Thank you!