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Map of NY Regions

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1) Western New York

2) Finger Lakes

3) Southern Tier

4) Central New York

5) North Country

6) Mohawk Valley

7) Capital District

8) Hudson Valley

Lower Hudson (Rockland, Westchester)
Mid-Hudson (Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, Ulster)
Upper Hudson / Capital District (Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer)

9) New York City

10) Long Island

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The region comprises six states: the New England states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont


Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
Ranging from New York in the north to Washington, D.C., the Mid-Atlantic is home to some of the nation's most densely populated cities, as well as historic sites, rolling mountains, the New Jersey Pine Barrens, the Lehigh Valley, and seaside resorts like the Long Island beaches and the Jersey Shore.


Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

The South is celebrated for its hospitality, down-home cooking and its blues, jazz, rock 'n' roll, and country music traditions. This lush, largely subtropical region includes cool, verdant mountains, agricultural plantations, and vast cypress swamps.


Northern Florida is similar to the rest of the South, but is not so in the resorts of Orlando, retirement communities, tropical Caribbean-influenced Miami, the Everglades swamp, and 1200 miles of sandy beaches.


Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin
The Midwest is home to farmland, forests, picturesque towns, industrial cities, and the Great Lakes, the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world, forming the North Coast of the U.S.


Texas. the second biggest state in the nation, it's like a whole other country (and in fact, once was). The terrain ranges from southeastern swamplands to the cattle-ranching South Plains to the sandy beaches of South Texas to the mountains and deserts of West Texas.

Great Plains

North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma
Travel westward through these supposedly flat states, from the edge of the eastern forests through the prairies and onto the High Plains, an enormous expanse of steppes (shortgrass prairies) nearly as desolate as in the frontier days.

The geographic center of the 48 contiguous states is located in Smith County near Lebanon, Kansas

Rocky Mountains

Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming
The spectacular snow-covered Rockies offer hiking, rafting, and excellent snow skiing as well as deserts, and some large cities.


Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah
Heavily influenced by Spanish and Mexican culture, this area is home to some of the nation's most spectacular natural attractions and some flourishing artistic communities. Although mostly empty, the region's deserts have some of the nation's largest cities.


Like the Southwest, California has a history under Spanish and Mexican rule and is heavily influenced by Spanish and Mexican culture. California offers world-class cities, deserts, rain forests, snowy mountains, and beautiful beaches. Northern California (around the Bay Area) and Southern California (around Los Angeles) are culturally distinct.

Pacific Northwest

Washington, Oregon
The pleasantly mild Pacific Northwest offers outdoor pursuits as well as cosmopolitan cities. The terrain ranges from spectacular rain forests to scenic mountains and volcanoes to beautiful coastlines to sage-covered steppes and deserts.


Alaska is one fifth as large as the rest of the United States, Alaska reaches well into the Arctic, and features mountainous wilderness.


Hawaii is a volcanic archipelago in the tropical Pacific, 2,300 miles south west of California (the nearest state), laid-back Hawaii is a vacation paradise.

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