Northern New York offers adventures in the great outdoors and unique cultural experiences.
Northern New York is bordered by Canada and the St. Lawrence Seaway to the north, the Adirondack Mountains to the south, Vermont to the east and Lake Ontario to the west. It is New York’s largest region in area, but the smallest in population.
Northern New York is an area of natural attractions that include the Thousand Islands, Ausable Chasm, the Adirondack Park and Lake Champlain. The region is known as a four-season outdoor vacation land, with world-class alpine and nordic skiing, challenging hiking and backpacking, canoeing, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing and golf. Lake Placid, site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympics, is a major resort area. The Crane School of Music in Potsdam and the Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg are two of the region’s unique cultural offerings. A short distance away is Montreal, Canada, where French and English cultures blend in a rich cosmopolitan setting.