New York State

New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. New York is the 27th-most extensive, the 3rd-most populous, and the 7th-most densely populated of the 50 United States. 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 west and north, and Quebec to the north. The state of New York is often referred to as New York State to distinguish it from New York City.

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Albany County
Allegany County
Broome County
Cattaraugus County
Cayuga County
Chautauqua County
Chemung County, NY
Chenango County
Clinton County
Columbia County
Cortland County
Delaware County
Dutchess County
Essex County
Finger Lakes
Franklin County
Fulton County
Greene County
Hamilton County
Herkimer County
Hudson Valley
Jefferson County
Lewis County
Livingston County
Long Island
Madison County, NY
Mohawk Valley
Monroe County
Montgomery County
New York City
Niagara County
NY State Camping Maps
NY Topography
NYS Census
NYS Thruway
Oneida County, NY
Onondaga County
Orange County, NY
Oswego County
Otsego County
Putnam County
Rensselear County
Schenectady County
Schoharie County
Schuyler County
Seneca County
Southern Tier
St. Lawrence County
Stuben County
Sullivan County
Tioga County, NY
Tompkins County
Tug Hill
Ulster County
Warren County
Washington County
Wayne County
Wyoming County
Yates County

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Land Use in New York State

As of 1997, 62.7% of New York State is forested. 24.8% is used for growing agricultural crops and raising farm animals. 4.3% of the state's land is used for residential purposes, 3.2% is water, 2.9% is wetlands, 1.0% is commerial or industrial, 0.8% is parks, golf and lawns, and 0.2% is barren surfaces.

A more recent analysis would likely show a point or two decrease of in agricultural land that mostly has gone towards to forested lands and to a lesser extent to residential development.

Some maps of interest:
Land Use in New York
Developed Areas of New York
Corn and Hay Planted in New York, 2010

Data Source: NYS DEC, 1997 Analysis of NCLD data.

A Boreal Wonderland along the Roosevelt Truck Trail

"The Roosevelt Truck Trail in Minerva is one of the most beautiful trails in the Adirondack Park. The road-sized path takes hikers through a lovely, mature boreal forest of spruce and balsam fir trees on a carpet of sphagnum moss. The 2.5 mile long trail has become a favorite hike during the annual Adirondack Birding Festival. Summer and winter field trips, co-sponsored by the Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department and Northern New York Audubon, are now regularly offered."