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The Thousand Islands constitute an archipelago within the Saint Lawrence River. Boldt Castle, on Heart Island, is seen at center.
Ausable Chasm, straddling Clinton and Essex counties, claims to be the Grand Canyon of the East.

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. New York's North Country shares with Ontario the Thousand Islands, an archipelago within the Saint Lawrence River. The region is the most sparsely populated but is also the geographically largest, in New York. At the 2010 United States Census, the population of all six counties was 428,357.

The New York State Department of Transportation defines the northern lobe of the state as part of the Adirondack Region, which includes the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, and Warren.

The North Country incorporates cultural similarities with Canada, and many of this region's residents speak French, given its proximity to Quebec.

The North Country Trail, more formally known as the "North Country National Scenic Trail," is a 4,600-mile (7,400 km) 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

See also: Timeline of town creation in New York's North Country
  • 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 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

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