List of mountains of New York (state)

There are three major mountain ranges in New York: the Adirondack Mountains, the Catskill Mountains, and part of the Appalachian Mountains.

Mountain ranges of New York and the North-East.

Adirondack MountainsEdit

The Adirondack Mountains are sometimes considered part of the Appalachians but, geologically speaking, are a southern extension of the Laurentian Mountains of Canada. The Adirondacks do not form a connected range, but are an eroded dome consisting of over one hundred summits, ranging from under 1,200 feet (366 m) to over 5,000 feet (1,524 m) in altitude.

The highest of the Adirondack mountains are listed in the Adirondack High Peaks. Other mountains in the Adirondacks include:

CatskillsEdit

The Catskills, which lie northwest of New York City and southwest of Albany are a mature dissected plateau, an uplift region that was subsequently eroded into sharp relief. They are an eastward continuation of the Allegheny Plateau. They are sometimes considered an extension of the Appalachian Mountains, but are not geologically related.

The highest of the Catskills are listed in the Catskill High Peaks. Other high peaks in the Catskills include:

Appalachian MountainsEdit

The mountains of southern New York State are part of the Appalachian Mountains. Ranges include:

See alsoEdit

SourcesEdit

Myles, William J., Harriman Trails, A Guide and History, The New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, New York, N.Y., 1999.

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