When you think about New York you
could probably be forgiven for thinking
predominantly about New York city.
However, the city is only a small
section within this exciting and diverse
state. Study in New York takes a look
at the regions throughout the State
of New York and why it still remains
the number one study destinations
for students across the USA.
Located in the south westernmost corner
of New York State Chautauqua –
Allegany is comprised of Chautauqua,
Cattaraugus and Allegany counties. All
three counties share a historic commitment
to lifelong learning. Three words to
sum up this region would be historic,
cultural and scenic. Here you are invited
to study alongside natural beauty blended
with a variety of unique cultural attractions
from the famed Chautauqua Institution
and Chautauqua’s Victorian era
charm through to Allegany State Park,
New York's largest state park which
offers a plethora of outdoor activates.
The five counties that make up the
Niagara frontier include the City
of Buffalo in Erie County and Niagara
Falls in Niagara County as well as
Orleans, Genesee and Wyoming Counties.
Buffalo is a major industrial centre
with a strong sense of history and
New York’s second largest city.
The Niagara Region is also home to
one of the most celebrated natural
attractions Niagara Falls. This can
be visited on foot, by boat or by
helicopter. The Niagara River flows
north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario,
plunging down to form the celebrated
falls in the process. If you are thinking
about studying in this region Greater
Niagara has it all - spectacular natural
wonders, a thrilling super coaster,
fine theatre, historical sites, and
everything in between.
3.Finger Lakes Region
The Finger Lakes Region is conveniently
located midway between New York City
and Niagara Falls Named the Finger
Lakes region as gouged into the land
by the action of prehistoric glaciers
are 11 slender lakes which extend
from north to south like fingers of
a hand. These 11 lakes, ranging in
size from 11 to 40 miles cover more
than 650 miles of shoreline. There
are 14 counties which make up the
Finger Lakes Region which is located
between the triangle cities of Rochester,
Syracuse and the Corning/Elmira area.
The region is bordered by the Pennsylvania
border to the south and Lake Ontario
to the north. The larger lakes in
this region are Canandaigua, Cayuga,
Owasso, Keuka, Seneca and Skaneateles.
The smaller lakes include Canadice,
Conesus, Hemlock, Honeoye and Otisco.
These names reflect the region's rich
Native American heritage.
4. Thousand Islands
The 1000 Islands - Seaway Region
is a playground in one of the most
beautiful settings in the north-eastern
United States. The historic lighthouses
at Oswego, Port Ontario, Sackets Harbor,
Cape Vincent and Ogdensburg mark the
way along Lake Ontario. Historic battlefields
at Fort Ontario, Little Sandy, Sackets
Harbor and Ogdensburg defended the
frontier of our young nation. And
the 1000 Islands, romantic Boldt Castle,
the impressive Eisenhower Lock and
the Erie Canal - are attractions that
stand as monuments to the wonders
of nature and mankind.
5. The Adirondacks
The Adirondacks Region is where James
Fennimore set the action of his legendary
novel, The Last of the Mohicans. The
Adirondack Park is the largest State
park in the USA. It is a six-million-acre
natural sanctuary of public and private
land protected under the state constitution.
The Park stands today as America’s
largest wilderness preserve outside
of Alaska and one of the most successful
conservation efforts in history. The
region is now for its woodland cabins,
luxurious lakeside resorts and the
prospect of canoeing, salmon fishing
and big-game hunting. Winter, spring,
summer, fall there is something here
for all seasons.
This region is commonly called the
Central Leather stocking region. 8
out of 10 people living here will
tell you they live in "upstate"
New York. Ranging from the city of
Binghamton in Broome County up to
Oneida County (and lake) and then
over to Schoharie this region is packed
with indoor and outdoor action. You'll
find Cooperstown, home of the Baseball
Hall of Fame, in Otsego County and
tons of action in Rome and Utica.
Saratoga is home to Albany - New
York's historic capital. Albany is
firmly rooted in history and moving
toward the future. Other cities include
Saratoga Springs, Troy and Schenectady.
Saratoga is renowned for its fine
museums and culture and it is a summer
home away from home for the New York
Opera / Ballet and Philadelphia Orchestra.
It is also home to the Rensselaer
Close to New York City, the Catskills
region features legendary mountains
and splendid accommodations ranging
from world-famous resorts to dude
ranches. Free from the maddening crowds,
Catskill activities are for all seasons
- antiquing, historic sites, hiking,
mountain biking, fishing, hunting,
canoeing, skiing, snow shoeing.
Ski resorts offer entertainment year
round, from art fairs to music and
ethnic dance celebrations. A Catskill
streams and rivers yield some of the
best trout fishing in the nation,
and the Catskill Fly Fishing Center
offers a variety of programs to delight
anglers. In the Catskills you can
choose from a full range of exciting
activities or simply enjoy the fresh
mountain air and quiet charm of this
The Hudson River cuts a great, sinuous
path through its valley. The vista
created in the spring and summer are
of deep green and river sky. In the
fall the colours burst; in the winter
they fade to white. The sweep of the
riverscape, clouds bunched, the land
flourishing, alive, unspoiled: it
is the land 19th-century painters
Thomas Cole, Charles Herbert Moore
and Frederick Church loved. The river
cities ... Catskill, Hudson, Kingston,
Poughkeepsie, Beacon, Newburgh, Ossining
and Peekskill...(to name a few), touch
the Hudson with street and parkland.
In the summer, sailboats clog the
marinas. In winter, iceboats flash
along the river ice.
10. Long Island
A short train ride east of Manhattan
in New York City Long Island is the
largest island adjoining the continental
USA. A popular destination for native
city dwellers Long Island has recently
been discovered by everyone else.
It boasts some beautiful white sandy
beaches as well as the celebrated
seaside resort of Hamptons. Each year
thousands of city dwellers flock out
to the Hamptons to escape the crowds
and enjoy the breath taking scenery.
For more information on New York
State contact the
Official New York State Tourism website