View Full Version : Taconic trails MA/NY/VT

03-15-2006, 01:14 PM
There are three trails mentioned in the MA/RI AMC guide that run the length of the Taconic mountains on the border of MA and NY. These are: the Taconic Crest, Taconic Skyline, and South Taconic.

I've been doing some research and have, as yet, been able to find a guidebook or map that better covers any/all of these trails.

Yes, I've seen the 70 page or so PDF file that most people refer me to. While interesting and informative, it isn't well suited as a guide.

Anyone know of any guides/maps/sources?


03-15-2006, 02:56 PM
"Quietman" here linked this to me a while back, it's a map of the south taconic range - the NY,MA,CT border. It takes a second to load and then you click on the lower right to expand it. http://www.pdcarto.com/common/STR.jpg

then this is a link to the rest of the cartographers maps that can be purchased, http://www.pdcarto.com/maps.html

Mike P.
03-15-2006, 04:09 PM
The South Taconic Map series can be found at EMS. (I have two or three)
There was a thin green book that had I believe the whole trail covered. I have it at home, I'll try & remember to post from home tonight. I'd be shocked if I got it from somewhere besides the former EMS Hartford store where I worked for a few years in the 90's.

03-16-2006, 09:02 AM
I ordered my TCT book and map set by phone from

Albany Book Store (http://www.bhny.com/)

Here are some previous threads on the topic
previous thread (http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=10390&highlight=taconic+crest+trail)
Another (http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthread.php?t=6439&highlight=taconic+crest+trail)

03-16-2006, 10:13 AM
The maps appear to be what I've been hoping to find. Thanks!

03-16-2006, 02:27 PM
you can get the maps of the area here - the set is called "south taconic trails":

03-16-2006, 04:42 PM
Since I hope to be doing the Taconic trails with Dugan...thank you for your responses.....

03-16-2006, 07:19 PM
I think I have the book Mike P. mentions. It's the Guide To The Taconic Trail System, published by Chris Ryan of New England Cartographics. Here (http://www.necartographics.com/) is their website. Unfortunately, I don't see the guide listed, but perhaps you could contact them and see if they have back copies.

03-21-2006, 11:15 PM
The map I use constantly is "South Taconic Trails", trail map #14 put out by the NY NJ Trail Conference. The map is referenced on their web site here (http://www.nynjtc.org/pubs/maps/index.html) . It looks like they have a new, revised edition about to come out. I think I bought this map some time ago at an EMS in CT.

03-23-2006, 07:34 AM
via email, confirmed that their "Guide to the Taconic Trail System" has been out of print since the 90's. They have no plans to republish and/or update.

I've been referred to the Williams Outing Club as well. I've not yet had a chance to look at it.