New York State

New York State Travel Guide

North America

According to abbreviationfinder, New York State is located in the northeastern United States, between Ontario and Quebec, Canada (north), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (south and west), Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut (east), and Ontario (west). The state is divided into no fewer than eleven regions, namely Thousand Islands-Seaway, The Adirondacks (PHOTO BELOW), Central-Leatherstocking, Capital-Saratoga, Greater Niagara, Chautauqua-Allegheny, The Catskills, Finger Lakes, Hudson Valley, Long Island and New York City.

The Empire State has a humid continental climate, with cold winters and warm summers. The southeast is the warmest, the coldest are the Catskills, the Adirondacks and the snow belt around the Great Lakes. In winter, the mercury hovers around -10°C, while summer has average temperatures of around 30 degrees Celsius. Especially in New York City, the heat can linger for a very long time, due to the smog and high-rise buildings. Annual precipitation comes in at about 100 cm, with peaks of 126 for New York City and the Great Lakes area. Buffalo, by the way, has the dubious reputation of being the windiest city in the state; the wind here is almost constant at about 19 km p/h. Spring and autumn are ideally suited to travel to New York. The worst heat and cold are then gone, making way for the most beautiful seasonal colors.

Flora in fauna

New York State is a varied area, with Canada and the Niagara Falls on the north side, a beautiful coastline in the east, beautiful nature reserves such as the Catskills and the Adirondacks in the middle and northeast and a large number of lakes. The south and east consists mainly of lowlands. Common trees on the coast are oaks, laurels and sweet gum, while oaks, hickory and chestnuts are mainly found in the valleys. In and around the mountains there are many spruce, birch, oak, beech, linden and maple trees. Finally, the west is brightened up by the presence of many fruit trees.

Mammals that are common are mice, snowshoe hares, rabbits, marmots, squirrels, muskrats, deer, beavers and raccoons. In the sky you can find crows, hawks, woodpeckers, starlings and bluebirds. About 210 species of fish live in the Hudson and Lake Ontario, including several types of perch, trout, and walleye. Oysters, mussels and other saltwater inhabitants also live in the Long Island Sound.

Main cities

According to countryaah, Albany is the state capital of New York State. Larger cities of significance are Buffalo, Syracuse, Rochester and New York City.


Although there is no real National Park, there is much to find for nature lovers. The areas along the Hudson and around the Catskills, the Adirondacks – with a State Park of the same name – and Niagara offer extensive opportunities for hiking, biking and camping.

Falling water

Niagara Falls needs little introduction. Although the most beautiful part is on the Canadian side, the American side also has a vibrant appeal.

Big Apple

New York City is an almost indescribable city, with the most diverse options for the curious city tripper. Central Park, the vibrant nightlife, the MoMa, the Empire State Building or that unique down-to-earth street culture of the New Yorkers.

New York State

New York Botanical Garden

When visiting the Bronx, New York, you can visit the New York Botanical Garden, a botanical garden that covers an area of ​​approximately 100 hectares. It attracts more than 800,000 visitors every year to its unique flora.

The botanical garden was founded in 1891 and in 1967 it was included among the national historical monuments. During construction, the architects were inspired by the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, which were opened in 1851. Today, the New York garden is a true architectural gem. It is headed by the elegant Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, built in 1902 after the Crystal Palace in London.

Beneath the 27.5-meter-high glass dome is a palm island with a diameter of 30.5 meters. The garden boasts a total of ten exhibition halls and two rainforest exhibits. The visitor can also view them from a different perspective, as he walks through them on elevated footbridges. The greenhouse had to undergo renovation and modernization in 1978, with all 17,000 glass panels having to be replaced by hand. About 5 million dollars for the restoration of the greenhouse was donated by the philanthropist Enid A. Haupt, in whose honor the greenhouse was later named.

In the botanical garden you can see more than 50 different collections of exotic trees and plants, centuries-old trees, and in the center of the garden you will find another 20 hectares of untouched nature. These are the last remnants of the original forest that spread over the territory of New York before the arrival of the colonizers in the 17th century. Among the more recent exhibits are the Jane Watson Perennial Garden and the Pegy Rockefeller Rose Garden, which were created in 1988. The Rose Garden was created in the place where the famous garden designer Beatrix Farrand bred her roses in 1916.

But children will not be bored either, for whom the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden was built. Its construction on an area of almost 5 hectares cost 9 million dollars. The grand opening took place in 1998. Children really have fun here, they can observe the frogs in the pond, explore the meadow and see many things under the microscope. Another interesting building is the three-and-a-half-story stone building Snuff Mill from 1840. It was also renovated in the last century and today serves as a garden restaurant.

The NY Botanical Garden is not the only garden in the metropolis with the same focus, all four boroughs have their own remarkable botanical gardens. Even if it doesn’t seem like it at first glance, New York can be considered a kind of Mecca for garden lovers. You can get here on subway line 4, but like the nearby zoo, there is also a train from Grand Central Terminal.