look up! What is the highest elevation in New York State?

New York State is known for its abundance of diverse natural beauty. When it comes to mountains, the Empire State certainly has some of the best peaks and mountain ranges in the eastern United States. Three major mountain ranges span the state; the Adirondacks, the Catskills and also part of the Appalachian Mountains. This offers many locations for a variety of outdoor activities. However, if you are looking for the state’s highest peaks, this can be a daunting journey. Where to start

So what is the tallest peak in all of New York State?

Mount Marcy (elevation 5,344 feet)

At 5,344 feet, Mount Marcy is the highest peak in all of New York State. The mountain is located in the Adirondack High Peaks in Essex County, near the town of Keane, NY. Lake Tear of the Clouds is often referred to as the highest source of the Hudson River. The summit was named after former New York Governor William L. Marcy.

Many trails are bumpy and can be quite steep and challenging. Snow covers the mountain from October to May. Some even say the weather can be almost as windy and severe as New Hampshire’s Mount Washington. This unfortunate group had to be rescued by rangers last Thanksgiving. Tens of thousands of visitors still flock to the mountain in the summer months.

Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was hiking Mount Marcy in 1901 when he learned that President William McKinley’s health was declining after he had been shot a week earlier. He later rode a stagecoach to North Creek, where there was a train station. At some point along the way he learned that the President had died. Quite a historic moment.

When you travel to Mount Marcy, you want to know what you are doing and prepare. Follow the trails and directions and dress appropriately. Also think of many of the rangers and conservationists in the area who are there to protect the landscape and vegetation. Years of human encroachment have severely damaged parts of the mountain’s ecosystem.

25 Hudson Valley Film Locations in Movies

The Hudson Valley or the new Hollywood? The Hudson Valley has been featured in many films over the years, and it doesn’t stop there. From current hits like A Quiet Place (2018) to modern classic films like The Departed (2006), The Hudson Valley is a low-key film location hotspot. Due to tax incentives, beautiful film locations and the growth of independent filmmaking, the Hudson Valley will continue to thrive as a valuable filmmaking destination.

So we put together a list of 25 Hudson Valley locations that are featured in the film. This list also includes blockbuster hits and independent films. We hope you enjoy reading and learn more about the Hudson Valley and the film!

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