North Country (New York)
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The North Country is a region of the U.S. state of New York that encompasses the state's extreme northern frontier, bordering Lake Ontario on the west, the Saint Lawrence River and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec on the north and northwest, and Lake Champlain and Vermont on the east. Generally speaking, the North Country is understood to be that portion of northern Upstate New York which lies outside the Adirondack Park and consists of mostly level lands or the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains, but is not within the Adirondack range itself. The region is the most sparsely populated, but also one of the geographically largest, in New York State. At the 2000 census, the population of all six counties was around 422,000.
The New York State Department of Transportation defines this as part of the Adirondack Region, which includes the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Warren.
The term is sometimes used[by whom?] to mean alternately "those parts of New York State in the Burlington, Vermont media market" as well as "that media market as a whole" (including all of Vermont and Quebec as far north as the northernmost suburbs of Montreal).
The North Country Trail, more formally known as the "North Country National Scenic Trail," is a 4,600-mile long-distance trail being developed and is proposed to begin at Crown Point, New York on Lake Champlain and traverses New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and North Dakota.
Other important locations
- Tupper Lake in Franklin County
- Lake Placid in Essex County
- Potsdam in St. Lawrence County
- Canton in St. Lawrence County
- Heuvelton in St. Lawrence County
- Massena in St. Lawrence County
- Malone in Franklin County
- Cumberland Head in Clinton County
- Saranac Lake in Franklin and Essex Counties
- Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County
- Fort Drum, an army base in Jefferson County
- Lowville in Lewis County
- Ticonderoga in Essex County
- Dannemora in Clinton County
- Alexandria Bay in Jefferson County
- Carthage in Jefferson County
- St. Regis Falls in Franklin County
- Norfolk, New York in St. Lawrence County
- Norwood in St. Lawrence County
- Star Lake in St. Lawrence County
- Akwesasne in Franklin County
- Champlain in Clinton County
- Rouses Point in Clinton County
Public higher education
- State University of New York at Canton (a technology college)
- State University of New York at Potsdam (university college)
- State University of New York at Plattsburgh (university college)
- Clinton Community College (a community college near Plattsburgh)
- Jefferson Community College (a community college in Watertown)
- North Country Community College (a community college in Saranac Lake)
- "Adirondack Region", New York State Dept of Transportation. Retrieved 25 January 2009.
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