Up in the northeastern United States you will run into New York, a state that boasts the famous city of the same name. New York City is the most populated city in the entire country, and is large enough to make it one of the most populous in the world.
But there is more to New York than the big city. Pressing up against the Atlantic Ocean and Lake Ontario, bodies of water make up a healthy amount of the state’s borders. Woodlands lie within, as well as a vast network of interconnecting lakes and rivers.
Hugely important in U.S. History, New York was a major player in the American Revolution and beyond. Suffering a massive blow in 2001 from the September 11th terrorist attacks and in 2012 from Hurricane Sandy, New York is rebuilding and making great strides.
New York is a diverse state with cascading brooks, towering pines, and misty lakes. To get in touch with nature head to some of the national and state forests in Upstate New York.
Undoubtedly, New York City is on your radar. Head into this mighty metropolis to see the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty.
While public transportation is incredible within the major cities, especially in the Big Apple, there is less access in suburban and rural areas. Renting a vehicle is almost imperative.