The New York State Point of Inaccessibility lies upstate in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest, North of Dolgeville and West South West of Higgins Bay, and fairly close to Jerseyfield Lake
The exact location of the New York POI is determined to be at:
- Latitude: 43° 18.180’ N
- Longitude: 74° 48.422’ W
- Distance from sea: 116.6km or 72.5 miles
These coordinates were calculated by Miso for Chris Brown in July 2019.
This point is in dense forestry, but it appears, from the satellite photo, that you could get within around 300m by travelling down the Billy Hamlin Road.
Location of the New York Point of Inaccessibility
Getting to the New York Pole
As far as I’m aware, nobody has purposefully travelled to the New York State Point of Inaccessibility.
New York City Zero Point
The New York City Zero Point is the Columbus Circle monument at the south west corner of Central Park in Manhattan. A 23m high monument to Christopher Columbus, with a marble statue of the famous explorer on the top, sits at the middle of the roundabout.
The circle, or traffic island (and it is heavy traffic) is located at the intersection of Broadway, 8th Avenue, West 59th Street and Central Park West. It is the traditional Zero Point from which official highway distances to New York City are measured.
Location of the New York City Zero Point
The exact location of the New York City Zero is:
- Latitude: 40° 46.071’ N
- Longitude: 73° 58.939’ W
The Zero Point coordinates were recorded by Chris Brown on 31st July 2022
Manhattan Point of Inaccessibility
The Centre of Manhattan, or Point of Inaccessibility for Manhattan lies, not surprisingly, in Central Park. It lies just off East Drive between The Obelisk (an historic obelisk with Egyptian writing down the column) and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Location of the Manhattan Point of Inaccessibility
The exact location of the Manhattan Point of Inaccessibility is:
- Latitude: 40° 46.771’ N
- Longitude: 73° 57.904’ W
- See also: North American Pole of Inaccessibility