ABOUT NEW YORKNew York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east. The state has a maritime border with Rhode Island east of Long Island, as well as an international border with the Canadian provinces of Ontario to the north and west, and Quebec to the north.
Festivals and Events
Climb the Gunks
The Gunks, or Shawangunk Mountains, are the climbing equivalent of skiing Jackson Hole: They’re the ultimate proving ground. The area, a long ridgeline only about a two-hour drive north of New York City, is also living history. Climbers first ascended the cliffs with leather boots and hemp ropes in the 1930s. Pros later set up some of the country’s hardest routes in the 1980s and 90s, which still can seem much harder than their grades. Today, every level of climber can find a challenge."
Canoe the Adirondacks
The uniquely American notion of wilderness protection took root in these black-water streams and humpbacked mountains in the 19th century, when New York State set aside large swaths of the Adirondacks as "forever wild." It turns out, "forever" is a mighty long time—and the wilderness is in constant need of tending. But thanks to recent efforts by conservation groups and the state, Adirondack Park is experiencing boom times."