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Wind Gate, the northern entrance to the Hudson Highlands, as seen from Newburgh. Breakneck Ridge is to the left, Storm King to the right with Bannerman's Island in the middle of the river and West Point visible in the distance
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Wind Gate, the northern entrance to the Hudson Highlands, as seen from Newburgh. Breakneck Ridge is to the left, Storm King to the right with Bannerman's Island in the middle of the river and West Point visible in the distance

The Hudson Highlands are the mountains on both sides of the Hudson River in New York between Newburgh Bay and Haverstraw Bay. They are generally accepted as starting in the south at Dunderberg Mountain on the west side of the river near Stony Point and ending to the north at Sour Mountain near Fishkill. They have played important parts in America's military, cultural and environmental history. Newburgh is a city located in Orange County, New York. ... Breakneck Ridge is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York, along the boundary between Dutchess and Putnam counties. ... Storm King Mountain is along the west bank of the Hudson River south of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. ... The Chapel at West Point The United States Military Academy, also known simply as West Point and USMA, is a U.S. military academy and former Army fort. ... Mount Cook, a mountain in New Zealand A mountain is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain in a limited area. ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... Stony Point is a town located in Rockland County, New York. ...


Formed when glaciers cut through the Appalachian Mountains here, the Highlands are among the lowest summits in that range (indeed, the Appalachian Trail reaches its lowest elevation in the Trailside Zoo between Bear Mountain State Park and Bear Mountain Bridge. Conversely, the river becomes narrower and deeper through the Highlands, reaching depths of around 200 feet (61 m), near Garrison. Many stretches are challenging to navigate, earning nicknames like "World's End." This article is about the geographical formation. ... The Appalachian Mountains are a system of North American mountains running from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada to Alabama in the United States, although the northernmost mainland portion ends at the Gaspé Peninsula of Quebec. ... The Pocosin cabin along the trail in Shenandoah National Park The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail, is a 2,174 mile (3500 km) marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, running from Springer Mountain in Georgia to Mount Katahdin in Maine. ... Bear Mountain State Park is located on the west side of the Hudson River in Rockland County, New York. ... The Bear Mountain Bridge in New York State carries U.S. Highways 202 and 6 across the Hudson River between Rockland and Orange Counties to the west and Westchester and Putnam Counties to the east. ... Seamanship is the art of operating a ship or boat. ...


History

Henry Hudson and his crew on the Half Moon were the first Europeans to see the Highlands when they explored the river in 1609. . - Thomas A. Janvier, biographer of Henry Hudson. ... The Halve Maen (Half Moon) was this name of the ship that Henry Hudson sailed for the Dutch East India Company in 1609. ... This article is about the continent. ... Events April 4 – King of Spain signs an edit of expulsion of all moriscos from Spain April 9 – Spain recognizes Dutch independence May 23 - Official ratification of the Second Charter of Virginia. ...


The mountains became strategically important during the American Revolutionary War, when it was important for the Continental Army to hold the river valley and prevent the British from cutting New England off from the rest of the colonies. The Hudson River Chain was cast from nearby iron mines and stretched across the river from the fort at West Point to prevent British ships from going upriver. The fort is today the site of the United States Military Academy. The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a war fought primarily between Great Britain and revolutionaries within thirteen North American colonies. ... The Continental Army was the unified command structure of the thirteen colonies fighting Great Britain during the American Revolutionary War. ... While the states marked in red show the core of New England, the regions cultural influence may cover a greater or lesser area than shown. ... The Hudson River Chain was a blockade across the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, intended to prevent British naval vessels from entering the river during the American Revolutionary War. ... General Name, Symbol, Number iron, Fe, 26 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 8, 4, d Appearance lustrous metallic with a grayish tinge Atomic mass 55. ... Fortifications (Latin fortis, strong, and facere, to make) are military constructions designed for defensive warfare. ... West Point painting West Point is a federal military base (and a census-designated place) located in the Town of Highlands in Orange County, New York. ... The Chapel at West Point The United States Military Academy, also known simply as West Point and USMA, is a U.S. military academy and former Army fort. ...


Several decades after independence, some painters in the new country showed interest in depicting its wild and rugged landscapes, especially, at first, the Highlands with the stark contrasts and shadows they offered, in a way that suggested raw nature, a world reborn. A critic derisively referred to them as the Hudson River School; the name stuck and became the new nation's first homegrown artistic movement. A painter is a person who paints woodwork, walls, etc. ... The Hudson River school was a 19th century American group of landscape painters whose approach was related to romanticism. ...


In the early 20th century, local conservationists began to press for public ownership of the woods and mountains of the Highlands as development pressures loomed. Their efforts paid off in the first of several state parks that now blanket the chain. (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Conservationists are those people who tend to more highly rank the wise use of the Earths resources and ecosystems. ... State park is a term used in the United States and in Mexico for an area of land preserved on account of its natural beauty, historic interest, or other reason, and under the administration of the government of a U.S. state or one of the states of Mexico. ...


Later that century, an ambitious power-generating plan that would have dug into Storm King Mountain led to a landmark lawsuit by environmental groups that made history when the judge ruled that aesthetic impacts of such large projects could be considered. Storm King Mountain is along the west bank of the Hudson River south of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. ... // A lawsuit is a civil action brought before a court in which the party commencing the action, the plaintiff, seeks a legal remedy. ... Environmentalism is the support or involvement with the environmental movement by environmentalists. ...


Mountains of the Hudson Highlands

East (north to south)

  • Sour Mountain
  • Beacon Mountain
  • Scofield Ridge
  • Breakneck Ridge
  • Mount Taurus
  • Canada Hill
  • Anthony's Nose

West (north to south) Breakneck Ridge is a mountain along the Hudson River between Beacon and Cold Spring, New York, along the boundary between Dutchess and Putnam counties. ...

Storm King Mountain is along the west bank of the Hudson River south of Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York. ... According to the USGS GNIS, the state of New York in the United States has 11 peaks named Bear Mountain. ...

See also


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Hudson River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (2022 words)
The Hudson was originally named the "North River" by the Dutch, because it was the river that marked the northern most reaches of the New Netherland colony.
The Hudson River Railroad was chartered the next year as a continuation of the Troy and Greenbush south to New York City, and was completed in 1851.
The Hudson River serves as a political boundary between the states of New Jersey and New York, and further north between counties in New York.
NYC Regional Geology (3481 words)
The Highlands region is equivalent to the ancient, worn-down mountains of the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Provinces in North Carolina and Virginia, and is equivalent to the New England Upland Province to the north.
The Hudson Highlands are a northern extension of the Ramapo Mountains in northern New Jersey.
To the north and east, the boundary between the Hudson Highlands, the Taconic Mountains, and the Western Connecticut Uplands region is indistinct, partly because of the occurrence of numerous thrust faults and large igneous Middle Paleozoic intrusions in the region.
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