Known For: 6 million acre Adirondack Park; Lake Placid’s 1932 and 1980 Olympics; Rustic arts and crafts.
7 counties | 332,884 people | 9,151.38 square miles
Known For: Capital city Albany, Schenectady's General Electric (founded 1889) and Saratoga's Race Course.
5 counties | 897,472 people | 2,685.2 square miles
[Photo: NYRA/Adam Coglianese]
Known for: Skiing; the grand “Borscht Belt” resorts (Dirty Dancing); Woodstock and the 1960s zeitgeist.
4 counties | 354,533 people | 4,181.97 square miles
Known For: “Leatherstocking" past; Baseball Hall of Fame; Making old crafts (beer, printing, farming) new again.
8 counties | 1,030,980 people | 6,977.24 square miles
Known For: The intellectualism of the Chautauqua Institution; the hometown of Lucille Ball; the 65,000 acre Allegany State Park.
3 counties | 261,354 people | 3,397.89 square miles
[Photo: Chautauqua Institution]
Known For: Kodak, Xerox and Bausch & Lomb; Wine and Music; Nanotechnological and agricultural developments.
10 counties | 1,324,847 people | 5,192.04 square miles
Known For: Agricultural and culinary innovation; The Hudson River School of painters; Fall foliage.
6 counties | 2,113,367 people | 3,076.39 square miles
Known For: Fishing villages; The Great Gatsby; The Hamptons; Artists (Jackson Pollock and more); Surfing.
2 counties | 2,848,506 people | 1,196.77 square miles
Known For: Dutch history; the Industrial Revolution; Immigration; Banking; Fashion; Visual and Performing Arts.
5 counties | 8,336,697 people | 302.65 square miles
Known For: A history of political progressivism; Mark Twain’s literary canon; Innovation in glassworks.
4 counties | 436,512 people | 3,022.28 square miles
Known for: 1000+ Landmasses; St. Lawrence Seaway; Shipwrecks; Boldt Castle at Heart Island; A growing spirits industry.
3 counties | 354,194 people | 4900.62 square miles
Known for: The Erie Canal; Niagara Falls; Art institutions and architectural treasures; Industrial heritage.
5 counties | 1,278,915 people | 3,042 square miles