Here in New York, we all realize New York is beautiful. Does the rest of America think like that?

Let's be honest, we are blessed in New York state, especially here in the Mohawk Valley, Central New York, and Upstate regions. With some of the best national parks including The Adirondacks, scenery, attractions, outdoors activities, mountains, hills, rivers, valleys, and more, we are a gorgeous state.

Thrillist created a list of All 50 States, Ranked by Their Beauty — so where does New York fall on that list? New York ranked Number 17 out of 50 on the list. They had this to say about number 17th New York:

New York State is too often defined by New York City. Too bad, 'cause the wilder reaches of the state rivals the diversity of almost any other. Consider: New York has three coasts (Lake Erie, Lake Ontario, and the Atlantic) and two distinct mountain ranges (the Catskills and the Adirondacks). It claims a slice of Lake Champlain and all of the Finger Lakes. Plus the prettier half of Niagara Falls—there's a reason the best views come when you stand on the Canadian side."

They also added that New York State has more publicly owned land by percentage than any state east of the Mississippi. Also, we are number one in the country for percentage of land owned by the state itself.

Who ranked Number One?

Who beat out New York? California ranked number one:

Yes, it has issues. Lots of ‘em. But how many beautiful things do you know that don’t? For a moment, let’s drop the talk of climate change and traffic and talk for a minute about how California has EVERY SINGLE KIND OF BEAUTY you could possibly want."

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Top 5 Largest Lakes In New York State

Did you know that New York State has more than 7,600 freshwater lakes, ponds and reservoirs, as well as portions of two of the five Great Lakes? Have you ever wondered what are the largest lakes?

This Upstate New York Restaurant Was Just Named One Of The Best Hidden Gem Restaurants In America

Nestled in a city in Upstate New York that is home to over 2,200 residents, this locally owned restaurant is among an elite list of places worth checking out in all of America.

24/7 Tempo put together a list of the Best Hidden Gem Restaurant in Every State and the choice for New York is located in one of the most historic Olympic capitals of the world- Lake Placid.

The winner is Salt of the Earth Bistro. Here's a look at some of their menu items:

15 New York State Observatories To View Space Like The James Webb

NASA and the James Webb Space Telescope have gotten the world excited about space once again. With breathtaking photos from space, it's safe to assume that we've all got a little bit of "Space Fever." Where can you look at stars across New York State? Where are the top observatories and places to view space?

If you're looking to look at the stars, these are some of the top places to sit back and relax from Earth to see them. We did the research for you, and we know these are open to the public. Here's a list of 15 observatories to check out:



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