Mount Equinox Skyline Drive, Manchester, Vermont
off Rte 7A, Manchester, Vermont| Map |
Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is the road leading to the summit of Mount Equinox and the St. Bruno Viewing Center. Mount Equinox is the highest peak in the Taconic Mountain range with an elevation of 3,848 feet. The Hiking Trails and the Skyline Drive on Mount Equinox will take you through two vastly diverse ecosystems, a lower elevation system where families might see whitetail deer, moose, bobcat, black bear, fisher cats, porcupines and a variety of hardwoods and plant life. Up above, at around 2,800 feet, families might see peregrine falcons, eagles, snowshoe hare and the Bicknell thrush where the sweet smell of balsam trees and a variety of mosses, lichens and sedges are plentiful. Along the Skyline Drive, families will see the Green Mountains, the Valley of Vermont and the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east. The Adirondack Mountains of New York provide the backdrop to the west and the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts are visible on the south. Guard rails have been installed covering almost the entire length of the drive making it one of the safest, best engineered, well constructed toll roads in the country.
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is the longest, privately owned, paved toll road in the United States. It provides panoramic views of lakes, rivers and valley communities below. There are vistas and areas to picnic along the 5.2 mile drive.
Address: off Rte 7A, Manchester, Vermont| Map
Phone: 802 362 1114
Hours: Check Schedule. Times vary by season More Info
Price: $15 car and driver; $5 per passenger; Children(0-9): Free More Info