New York Natural Heritage Program
Open Alpine Community

New York State Distribution [-]
In New York, this community is restricted to the Adirondack High Peaks in Essex County.

Global Distribution [-]
Open alpine communities are essentially restricted to the high peaks of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. They are most abundant in New Hampshire where they approach large patch size. Small patches occur in New York and elsewhere.
Best Places to See
• Adirondack High Peaks Wilderness Area (Essex County)
• Whiteface Mountain Ski Center (Essex County)