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Equinox Mountain, Arlington

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Equinox Mountain is a mountain in Bennington County, Vermont, United States, in the town of Manchester. The mountain is the highest peak of the Taconic Range, and the highest point of Bennington County. It is one of thirteen peaks in Vermont with a topographic prominence over, ranked third behind Mansfield and Killington. Equinox is the second highest peak in southern Vermont, after Stratton Mountain.GeologyThe Taconic Range ridgeline continues to the north from Equinox Mountain as Mother Myrick Mountain and south as Red Mountain; it is flanked to the west by Bennetts Ridge and Bear Mountain, also of the Taconic Range, and to the east by the western escarpment and plateau of the Green Mountains, across the Batten Kill valley. The southeast side of Equinox Mountain drains into the Batten Kill, thence into the Hudson River, and into New York Harbor. The northwest side of Equinox drains into the Green River, a tributary of the Batten Kill.Buildings and other developmentsRadio station WEQX's tower is located on the mountain, hence the callsign of the station. There was a former hotel, the Sky Line Inn, which was torn down in 2011 to make way for a new visitor's center, the "Saint Bruno Viewing Center". A small, abandoned Cold War-era NORAD radar station can be seen near the summit. The site is now used for two-way communications including the Vermont State Police, and the other radio station to transmit from the mountain, Vermont Public Radio's WVTQ.
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  • It's a long way to the top of Equinox mountain, and since it is a toll road, it's also not cheap -- but it's a beautiful view, and a great way to see the top of Vermont. Take in the St. Bruno center a...  more »
  • Hiked to the top of Mount Equinox from the West Union Street trailhead. The trail is very steep and very strenuous. It is definitely worth it. Views at the top are great. Passed quite a few people on ...  more »
  • My Equinox is a wonderful way to view nature at its best. At the top you can see 4 states, the beauty of the valley, monestary..... The road is very curvy but if you stay in low gear and stop at the v...  more »