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Massachusetts Topographical Map

On a topographical map, sometimes called a topo map, contour lines are often used to join points of equal elevation above sea level and color gradations may depict elevation ranges between the contour lines.  Topographical maps are often used to determine areas and routes where the terrain is fairly level or where steep slopes exist.  This page includes both static and interactive topographical maps of Massachusetts.

Static Massachusetts Topo Map

This section features a topographical map of Massachusetts as well as a map legend that specifies elevation ranges and indicates their corresponding map colors. 

Massachusetts topo map


Map Legend

elevation legend
boundaries, rivers, and lakes legend

Massachusetts Topographical Features

Massachusetts's highest mountain is Greylock Mount, whose peak is 3,491 feet above sea level.  Massachusetts's lowest elevation is sea level, at the Atlantic Ocean.  Eastern Massachusetts is a fairly flat coastal plain, but moving westward the land rises gradually to wooded rolling hills, broken by the Connecticut River valley.  The Berkshire Hills rise in western Massachusetts.  Major rivers in Massachusetts include the Connecticut, Charles, Merrimack, Housatonic, and Taunton.

Interactive Massachusetts Topo Map

This section features a topographical map that can be zoomed and panned to show the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts or a small portion of the state.  To zoom in or out on the map, use the plus (+) button or the minus (-) button, respectively.  To pan the map in any direction, simply swipe it or drag it in that direction.  At high zoom levels, the contour lines on this Massachusetts map can help outdoorsmen, land developers, and others to plan their routes and activities more efficiently. 

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Massachusetts Topo Map