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New England Upland

Range TypeHighland or plateau
Highest PointEast Mountain (3439 ft/1048 m)
CountriesUnited States (88%), Canada (12%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesMaine (46%), New Hampshire (13%), Massachusetts (13%), New Brunswick (10%), Vermont (7%), Connecticut (6%), Rhode Island (2%), Québec (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area44,700 sq mi / 115,773 sq km
Area may include lowland areas
Extent426 mi / 686 km North-South
350 mi / 563 km East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 16' N; 69° 34' W
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Map of New England Upland
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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 New England Upland.
Northern U.S. AppalachiansLevel 3 (Parent)
         New England UplandLevel 4
                 Northern MaineLevel 5 (Child)
                 Eastern Maine CoastLevel 5 (Child)
                 Western Maine CoastLevel 5 (Child)
                 Vermont UplandLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern New HampshireLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southern New England UplandLevel 5 (Child)
         Longfellow MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         White MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Green MountainsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Taconic RangeLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic HighlandsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the New England Upland

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NameftmRange5
1.East Mountain34391048Vermont Upland
2.Signal Mountain3360+1024+Vermont Upland
3.Gore Mountain33321016Vermont Upland
4.Bald Mountain3300+1006+Vermont Upland
5.Burke Mountain3260+994+Vermont Upland
6.Smarts Mountain3238987Southern New Hampshire
7.Seneca Mountain3174967Vermont Upland
8.Butterfield Mountain3167965Vermont Upland
9.Seneca Mountain-East Peak3160963Vermont Upland
10.Grand Monadnock3150+960+Southern New Hampshire
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.East Mountain34391048Vermont Upland
2.Smarts Mountain3238987Southern New Hampshire
3.Mooseleuk Mountain2449746Northern Maine
4.Spruce Mountain2416736Western Maine Coast
5.Wachusett Mountain1998+609+Southern New England Upland
6.Cadillac Mountain1528466Eastern Maine Coast



Photos of Peaks in the New England Upland

Grand Monadnock

The ledgy, rocky summit area of Monadnock is often thronged with hundreds of hikers (1994-05-30).
Mount Cardigan
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Cardigan Summit with firetower, view from Firescrew peak (2013-05-04). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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Faraway Mountain-South Peak
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View over Lake Winnipesaukee from lookout by Faraway Mountain (2013-06-19). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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White Ledges
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View from White Ledges over Lake Solitude (2013-07-12). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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Mount Megunticook
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The Atlantic Ocean laps right up to the base of Mount Megunticook, Maine (2009-08-03). Photo by William Musser.
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Nottingham Mountain
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This large chimney is right next to the true summit (and County HP) of Nottingham Mtn (2014-04-06). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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Champlain Mountain
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The Precipice trail on the east side of Mount Champlain is one of the steepest hiking trails anywhere, and it has this sign to prove it (2012-10-09).
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Catamont Hill
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Catamont Summit! (2014-01-25). Photo by Steve Blanchette.
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