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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Tucked in a seam between the Green and Taconic Mountains, with the Adirondack just to the west across the Champlain Valley, Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (KRUT) serves a variety of aircraft from biz jets to homebuilts.
However, I am disappointed that the fire towers outside of the two forest preserves (on Long Island, and in the lower Hudson Valley, the Hudson Highlands, the Southern Tier, and the Taconic Mountains) were omitted from this article.
The rise and fall of the Taconic mountains; a geological history of eastern New York.