New England is seldom thought of as the Northern Appalachians and their
associated coastal plain, but that's a very accurate summary
description. Not quite ALL of the northern Appalachians: the western
edge of the Taconic mountains still belongs to New York. The mountainous
slopes south of the St. Lawrence River Valley are Canadian, and of
course New England's coastal towns hardly feel Appalachian at all. But
that's the point of this "in context" map series: expanding the
viewpoint, getting past unexamined assumptions.
Our latest map in our "States in Context" series covers the six New England
states, along with neighboring parts in New York's Hudson River
Valley and in Quebec and New Brunswick.
Small - Scale is 1:1.5 million or 1" = about 23 miles
Medium - Scale is 1:1 million or 1" = about 16 miles
Large - Scale is 1:750,000 or 1" = about 12 miles