Taconic Mountains


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Taconic Mountains

(təkŏn`ĭk), range of the Appalachian Mts., extending c.150 mi (240 km) north-south between the Green Mts. and the Hudson Valley along parts of New York's border with Vermont, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Mt. Equinox (3,816 ft/1,163 m) is the highest point. The Taconics, among the oldest mountains in North America, have been worn low by millions of years of erosion. The Berkshire Hills, W Mass., are part of the range. Taconic State Park along the N.Y.-Mass. and N.Y.-Conn. borders is a popular recreational area.
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Filling a gap in general audience books on the ancient Taconic Mountains of Columbia and Dutchess Counties, Fisher (New York State paleontologist emeritus) presents up-to-date information on the geological and human history of the "New York Rockies".
The agreement will enlarge a major protected forest area in the Taconic Mountains along the New York and Massachusetts border, benefitting those who love the natural beauty of this region, consumers of locally grown food, and more than two dozen rare animal and plant species.