Mahoosuc Range

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Mahoosuc Range
Highest point
PeakOld Speck Mountain
Elevation1,270 m (4,170 ft)
Coordinates44°34′15″N 70°57′18″W / 44.57083°N 70.95500°W / 44.57083; -70.95500
Length25 km (16 mi) NE–SW
Width5 km (3.1 mi)
CountryUnited States
StatesMaine and New Hampshire
Range coordinates44°30′N 71°0′W / 44.500°N 71.000°W / 44.500; -71.000Coordinates: 44°30′N 71°0′W / 44.500°N 71.000°W / 44.500; -71.000
Parent rangeWhite Mountains, Appalachian Mountains

The Mahoosuc Range, a northern extension of the White Mountains, straddles the border between New Hampshire and Maine. The range's highest peak, 4,170-foot (1,270 m) Old Speck Mountain, is the fourth-highest peak in Maine. Substantial parts of the range are publicly owned as parts of the National Park Service Appalachian Trail corridor and Grafton Notch State Park in Maine.

The Appalachian Trail traverses the main ridge of the Mahoosucs between Shelburne, New Hampshire and Grafton Notch in Maine. Mahoosuc Notch, considered one of the most difficult sections of the Appalachian Trail, cuts a deep cleft in the middle of the range between Mahoosuc Mountain and Fulling Mill Mountain.


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