New Hobby Has Travelers Ending Up in Remote Places

It involves finding the spots where at least 3 states meet
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 27, 2017 6:25 PM CDT
In this undated photo provided by Brian Butler, Butler of Holliston, Mass., left, and his brother Gregg stand at the monument marking the spot where Saskatchewan, Manitoba, the Northwest Territories and...   (Courtesy of Brian Butler via AP)

(Newser) – There's an unusual travel hobby that has people visiting the woods of Thompson, Connecticut, and other remote spots across the country. They're looking for spots where at least three states (or Canadian provinces) meet, such as the Connecticut-Rhode Island-Massachusetts point. Brian Butler of Holliston, Massachusetts, has created a website devoted to the hobby, the AP reports. He says there are 65 sites in the US where at least three states intersect, 38 of them on land.

Some, like the one in southern New England, are marked with monuments. Others have survey markers in the ground, and others aren't marked at all. Many are on private land, some are in water, and most are in remote areas. Utah border surveyor Dan Webb says multistate border spots in the area are getting a lot more visitors since GPS became readily accessible. (Read more hobby stories.)

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