Mount Equinox Skyline Drive is the longest privately owned paved toll road in the United States. The road ascends 3,248 feet over 5.2 miles to the top of Mount Equinox.
In continuous operation since its completion in 1947, it is one of the safest, best-engineered, well-constructed toll roads in the country. There are several vistas and picnic areas along the Drive, which winds upward through four distinct forest types. Visible in the valley on your left as you crest the mountain is the Charterhouse of the Transfiguration, the only Carthusian monastery in North America.
The summit of Mount Equinox is enveloped in a nearly perpetual breeze that has been described as “nature’s white noise”. The Green Mountains, the valley of Vermont, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire may be seen to the east. The Adirondack Mountains of New York provide the backdrop to the west and the Taconic and Berkshire Mountains of Massachusetts to the south.
Open seasonally from Memorial Day Weekend to the end of October. 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily (weather permitting).