Highpoint #12: Rhode Island

Now that we have experienced several different types of highpoints, it is becoming clear that some states rank fairly low on the impressiveness scale when it comes to the height of their highpoint.  Rhode Island and it’s highest point, Jerimoth Hill, is near the bottom.  Similar to Iowa, Jerimoth hill is more of a bump…

Highpoint #11: New Jersey

It was slightly foggy on the day we chose to drive to New Jersey’s highpoint at Highpoint State Park.  The top of the monument that New Jersey had placed at its highest point was partially obscured by the clouds.  The drive up to this highpoint was easy, and there is ample parking at the top.…

Highpoint #10: Connecticut

Connecticut’s state highpoint is on the side of Mount Frissell.  At 2,380 feet, it is not one of the highest state highpoints, but it is a strenuous hike to reach the summit.  Unfortunately, the actual highpoint is a tenth of a mile below the mountain summit, which stands at 2,453 feet. When you first arrive…

Highpoint #9: Massachusetts

After trusting the TomTom app on my iPhone to get us to the Massachusetts highpoint, Mt. Greylock, we ended up on a rough dirt road that was an apparent shortcut to the nice paved road leading to this state’s highpoint.  Mt. Greylock is located in the Northwest corner of Massachusetts, and stands at a modest…