Upon leaving Connecticut, we enter what is known as the Mid-Atlantic region of
the United States. They are experienced exactly like they sound — as a mediatory area
between chilly New England and the hot, sunny southeast. New York is one of the largest
states in the Union, stretching from the Atlantic coast to the Great Lakes, with shores on
two members of the latter (Ontario and Erie). New York’s size allow it to have great
geographic, cultural, and natural diversity.
The largest city in the United States, New York City, is an enormous metropolitan
area at the state’s southeast limit. New York City does not disappoint when offering
entertainment and is notably home to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty, symbols of the
United States and New York City’s reputation as the historic gateway to the United
States. Split between two boroughs of NYC and two neighboring counties, Long Island is
home to beautiful beaches and resort towns.
The Adirondack Mountains are a gorgeous mountain and lake getaway in the
“upstate” (northern) part of New York. In the mid-state, there are rolling hills and small
farm towns. The Finger Lakes, a series of lakes resembling fingers (go figure), are also a
staple of central New York. Buffalo is the city of western New York and lies on the shores
of Lake Erie and is not far from Niagara Falls, a waterfall national landmark on the US-
Canada border. As a state, New York offers almost endless things to see and do, whether
you’re looking for bustling urban life or remote rural escapes.