Manchester, Vermont: Mountaintop Grave of Mr. BarboSolitary mountaintop tombstone of Mr. Barbo, a beloved dog, who was killed by a hunter in 1955.
- Skyline Trail, Manchester, VT
- At the summit of Equinox Mountain. Drive roughly three miles south of Manchester on Hwy 7A/Ethan Allen Hwy. Turn west onto Skyline Drive (a toll road) which twists and turns for several miles to the Inn Atop Mount Equinox, which is atop Mount Equinox. A short hike along the ridge trail will bring you to the grave.
- Fee charged for private road.
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- Worth a Detour
Visitor Tips and News About Mountaintop Grave of Mr. Barbo
Not free! The fee for this private toll road in Aug 2012 is $15 plus $5 for each additional person in the car - so $20 for me and my husband.[Stephanie, 08/16/2012]
The owner of Mr. Barbo was J.G. Davidson, who owned and developed the mountain. In the early '60s Dr. Davidson and his wife gave the whole mountain to the Carthusian monks to establish a retreat there.
The road is still open during the summer but the Inn at the top is closed. I was a co-operator of the Inn from 1958-62.[Jim Fahey, 05/17/2009]
Atop Mt. Equinox, a large granite monument to Mr. Barbo, beloved dog of an unknown owner, who was killed by a hunter in 1955. Mt. Equinox is located off of route 7a, just south of manchester -- visitors can drive to the top via a toll road. Nice drive with a few hairpin turns to make it interesting. A hotel is located on the summit. A short hike along the ridge trail will bring you to the gravesite; visitors leave 'prayer stones' on top of the marker. The work to put this gravestone in must have been daunting. Another dog was laid to rest next to Barbo -- Creamer was buried (and killed) in 1995, on the anniversary of Barbo's death. Seems to be a must-see site along the hiking trail.[Carole Zeneski, 10/22/2000]
A candidate for the Noble Dog section of the Pet Cemetery.