Taconic Range


Taconic Range
Part of the Appalachian mountain system, northeastern U.S. The range extends 150 mi (240 km) from southern Vermont to northern New York.

Mount Equinox (3,816 ft [1,163 m]) in southwestern Vermont is the highest peak. In Massachusetts the mountains form the western section of the Berkshire Hills. Taconic State Park, in New York, is a popular mountain recreation area.

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      part of the Appalachian mountain system, U.S., extending southward for 150 miles (240 km) from a point southwest of Brandon, Vt., to northern Putnam county, New York. It rises to Mount Equinox (3,816 feet [1,163 m]) in Vermont and includes Mount Frissell (2,380 feet [725 m]), the highest point in Connecticut. In Massachusetts the mountains constitute the western section of the Berkshire Hills. Taconic State Park, in New York, is a popular mountain recreation area. The name Taconic probably derives from an Algonquian word referring to a tree, a wood, or a forest.

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