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WE ARE CLOSED FOR THE 2014
THANKS FOR YOUR PATRONAGE.
SEE YOU IN 2015.
There's no better way to enjoy the splendor of the
Green Mountain State and the surrounding areas of New England
than from the privately owned summit of Mount Equinox and the
At 3,848 feet above sea level, the summit offers breathtaking
panoramic views of the Green, White, Adirondack, Berkshire and
Taconic mountain ranges. Several paved parking areas provide
spectacular views, but most outstanding is the Skyline Drive
itself as you drive along the crest of the mountain on your
way to the summit. The Green Mountains, The Valley of Vermont
and the White Mountains of New Hampshire may be seen to the
Adirondack Mountains of New York provide the backdrop to the
west, and the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts
to the south. Guard rails have been installed almost the
entire length of the drive making it one of the safest, best
engineered, well constructed toll roads in the country.
Construction of Skyline drive began in 1941, but was suspended
because of the war until 1947, when it was completed. Today it
remains as the longest, privately owned, paved toll road in
the United States.
Begin your adventure at the Toll House on Historic Route 7A in
Sunderland at an elevation of 800 feet. As Skyline Drive winds
and twist its way up the mountain, it provides panoramic views
of lakes, rivers
and valley communities below. There are many vistas and areas
along the 5.2 mile drive, which has a vertical gain of 3,248
feet to the summit. The serenity and beauty of the world
famous Battenkill River may be seen meandering thru town, farm
and woodland below. There is so much natural beauty that the
drive to the summit is half the experience. However, the view
from the summit is truly breathtaking and an experience you'll
not soon forget.
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