Talk:North Country (New York)

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Adirondack Park[edit]

Ok, I realize the article states that the North Country "generally speaking" lies outside the Adirondack park, but the article on Franklin County states: Much of Franklin County is within the Adirondack Park. And that includes Paul Smiths, which is mentioned in the North Country article. Having grown up in the region, for what it's worth, we never thought the North Country ended where the mountains began. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:13, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Yes, this is a really strange usage. In my experience, "North Country" includes the park. The sole source for this def states that the boundaries include "the Adirondack Mountains to the south" (meaning, presumably, that the region starts north of the mountains) but then goes on to state that "Natural attractions include [...] Ausable Chasm, the Adirondack Park and its 46 "high peaks," and Lake Champlain." [1] Of course, its from the NYS Ed Dept, which explains a lot ;-) I'm thinking seriously of changing it to include the park-- I'll try to find some sources ("North Country Public Radio", which covers all of the Adirondacks, comes to mind). Also, to get the 10,000 square miles mentioned in the Dept of Ed page, you have to include all but the extreme southernmost Adks. -- Mwanner | Talk 11:48, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
Warren and Washington counties refer to themselves as being part of the North Country as well. In fact people throughout the Capital District refer to Warren and Washington counties as the North Country. This article should be redefined to include all the area shaded as North Country on the map included by user Mwanner. Any state definitions should be mentioned but not used as definitive absolute definitions, since the state also considers Albany to be part of downstate per its definition on economic regions; state regional definitions are political and not representative of real life situations.Camelbinky (talk) 19:06, 26 April 2009 (UTC)


This map, from the Upstate, New York article, shows in green the area that fits my idea of the "North Country", and matches North Country Public Radio usage of the term. The green area would, though, exceed 10,000 sq miles-- it's probably closer to 12,000. -- Mwanner | Talk 12:31, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

  New York metropolitan area (Downstate)
  New York City exurbs which are rural in character but arguably still within the New York City sphere of influence (possibly Downstate)
     The standard definition of Upstate New York
  North Country and Adirondacks, often referred to as the "true" upstate by locals


As it stands right now, this mostly unreferenced article has only dead links for citations. --Pleasantville (talk) 16:54, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved to North Country (New York). Favonian (talk) 19:23, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

North Country, New YorkNorth Country (New York) – The "comma convention" is only used for municipalities, not for regions. Powers T 13:35, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

  • Support for consistency with other related articles. Jenks24 (talk) 17:17, 22 September 2011 (UTC)
The above discussion is preserved as an archive of a requested move. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.