Massachusetts - New York - Vermont Tri-state
| Coordinates (NAD27)
|| N42º44'44.5" W73º15'55.1"
|UTM Coordinates (NAD27)
||18T 641990 4733823
|UTM Coordinates (WGS84)
||18T 641977 4734034
|| 1420 feet (432.8 meters)
state monument is a 12x12 granite monument inscribed with the names of the states and the year 1898. It stands a hundred feet W of an
abandoned road near a Williams College camping shelter. You can reach this point via the Taconic Crest Trail to the W by driving to the Petersburg Pass parking area at the MA-NY state line on Mass.
Rt. 2 and hiking 1.5 miles N to the NY-VT state line. The trail offers excellent views to the W. Along the way, you can try to find MA-NY milepost 49, a cast-iron monument typical of those along the MA-NY boundary. When you reach the
NY-VT state line you can visit the SW corner of VT, a large marble obelisk, by hiking 250 feet W.
To reach the tri-state monument, start about 200 feet S of the state line and descend the slope along a stream to the woods road. Rocks in
the stream bed are wet and slippery. Travel N along the road until you see the shelter and nearby monument.
Jack Parsell describes an approach from the E that may be easier, especially
Photos (click to enlarge)
|| New York and Vermont sides of the monument.
Photo by Brian J. Butler