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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 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 »
  • If in southeastern vermont especially during the fall, make a point of visiting. During drive there various views of the mountain range in the distance can be seen. I visited Hildene just down the roa...  more »
  • This is a gem of a drive with fantastic views at the summit. Great visitors centre and restrooms at the summit, probably the best anywhere. Go up early and have the view to yourself. Owners and staff ...  more »