Visiting the highest point of Connecticut and the CT-MA-NY Tripoint

CT-MA-NY Tripoint Travel Blog

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The border of Connecticut and Massachusetts at the south face of Mount Frissel = the highest point in Connecticut

I have hiked at many unusual or particular places. For example at the border of New York and Massachusetts. The highest points in New Jersey (see here) and Massachusetts (see here). As well as the highest summit in Connecticut (see here).

Today I added two more of these points to my list, being: the highest point of the State of Connecticut and the CT-MA-NY Tripoint, the point where the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York border. This hike is a real border crosser! The trail switches back-and-forth between the three mentioned states.

The highest point of Connecticut is not on the (approx.) 708-meter (2323-feet) high summit of Bear Mountain which I visited a few weeks ago, but on the south face of Mount Frissel, at 725 meters (2380 ft).

The Tripoint seen from New York
 Mount Frissel's summit, at 748 meters (2454 ft)is located in the state of Massachusetts. It is, depending on the source, the 7th or 21st highest peak in the state. En route to the summit one also crosses the summit of the Connecticut based Brace Mountain, the 704-meter (2311-ft) high neighbor of Mount Frissel and Bear Mountain.

I started my hike also at a border site and had to decide if I parked my car in Connecticut or Massachusetts. The peak of Frissel and the highest point of Connecticut were nicely marked even with a log book. I decided to play a round of Candy Crush at the highest point and declared myself the highest Candy Crush player in the state of Connecticut. The tripoint of the three states was also nicely marked.

I continued my hike in Massachusetts, a pleasant hike with great views on the New York Catskill Mountains.

More pictures below.

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The border of Connecticut and Mass…
The border of Connecticut and Mas…
The Tripoint seen from New York
The Tripoint seen from New York
The border between Connecticut and…
The border between Connecticut an…
View from Brace Mountain on Bear M…
View from Brace Mountain on Bear …
View from Mount Frissell on Bear M…
View from Mount Frissell on Bear …
Handy to know that you are on the …
Handy to know that you are on the…
The water tight container that sto…
The water tight container that st…
Being the highest Candy Crush play…
Being the highest Candy Crush pla…
The Tripoint seen from Massachuset…
The Tripoint seen from Massachuse…
The Tripoint seen from Connecticut
The Tripoint seen from Connecticut
Nearby para gliders
Nearby para gliders
Nearby para gliders
Nearby para gliders
A distant view on the Catskill Mou…
A distant view on the Catskill Mo…
Some nice water works in Massachus…
Some nice water works in Massachu…
Some nice water works in Massachus…
Some nice water works in Massachu…
Some nice water works in Massachus…
Some nice water works in Massachu…
An old farm in Massachusetts
An old farm in Massachusetts
A tiny lizzard on the road
A tiny lizzard on the road
GPS Profile (rendered by GPSVisual…
GPS Profile (rendered by GPSVisua…
GPS Height Profile
GPS Height Profile
CT-MA-NY Tripoint
photo by: mdalamers