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.Make Equinox Mountain part of your personalized Arlington itinerary using our Arlington vacation route planner.
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The drive up Mount Equinox is well worth the trip. Make sure, however, that when you drive back down you do as little braking as possible. It's easy to burn the brakes out!!! We were OK but have heard... more »
Even voorbij Manchester, richting zuiden vind je langs weg 7A de berg Mount Equinox. We moesten maar $ 20,00 betalen om de berg op te rijden. We hadden een picknick op de berg gepland. De dame die de ... more »Just past Manchester, to the South you'll find along Highway 7A the Mount Equinox. We had to pay only $20.00 to drive up the mountain. We had a picnic on the mountain planned. The lady who sold the tickets sat behind a large computer with the latest weather reports. There was severe weather expected, but we were still up. Again a beautiful road and halfway through is a monastery of the French monastery La Chatreuse order. The monastery is not to visit. From the top we had a beautiful view, although it was getting darker. At the top is a vantage point, where you all kinds of information about the mountain and the monastic order. Exactly for the mood we were back at the foot of the mountain, but a picnic is not much more.View original
It had been many years since we had gone to the top of the mountain but, we had friends here who were in love with Vermont, so we took them up! We could see for ever, 5 states to be exact. The last ti... more »
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