Taconic Range

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointEquinox Mountain (3840+ ft/1170+ m)
CountriesUnited States
States/ProvincesNew York (42%), Connecticut (28%), Massachusetts (21%), Vermont (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,409 sq mi / 19,189 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent211 mi / 339 km North-South
68 mi / 110 km East-West
Center Lat/Long42° 19' N; 73° 20' W
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The Taconic Range is the low range of pleasantly wooded hills that runs along the western border of the New England States, separating them from the Hudson Valley of New York. The full extent of the range is not generally known--many assume that all mountains in Vermont are the Green Mountains, and that the Berkshires of Massachusetts are their own entity. But there is a definite topographic unity to this range, from its northern end near Lake Champlain to its southern outliers not far from New York City.

Map of Taconic Range
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Taconic Range.
Northern U.S. AppalachiansLevel 3 (Parent)
         New England UplandLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Longfellow MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         White MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Green MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Taconic RangeLevel 4
                 Northern TaconicLevel 5 (Child)
                 Berkshire HillsLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern Taconic RangeLevel 5 (Child)
         Mid-Atlantic HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Taconic Range

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Equinox Mountain3840+1170+Northern Taconic
2.Dorset Mountain3760+1146+Northern Taconic
3.Lookout Rock36721119Northern Taconic
4.Mount Greylock34871063Berkshire Hills
5.Mother Myrick Mountain33611024Northern Taconic
6.Little Equinox33151010Northern Taconic
7.Bear Mountain33011006Northern Taconic
8.Saddle Ball Mountain3248+990+Berkshire Hills
9.Mount Aeolus3230985Northern Taconic
10.Mount Fitch3110948Berkshire Hills
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.Equinox Mountain3840+1170+Northern Taconic
2.Mount Greylock34871063Berkshire Hills
3.Mount Everett2608795Southern Taconic Range

Photos of Peaks in the Taconic Range

Mount Greylock
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Memorial at the summit of Mt. Greylock shrouded in clouds (2014-06-14). Photo by Kent Stein.
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Mount Frissell-South Slope

David Reed snacks amidst the early-season snow at the highest point in Connecticut (1988-10-23).
Round Mountain
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Taken at Peak of Round Mountain (2014-03-14). Photo by D Irvine.
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Laura Lookout
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Laura's lookout tower footing with date (2014-01-13). Photo by D Irvine.
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Pond Ledge Hill

At sunset the summit cliffs of Pond Ledge Hill glow red (1977).

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