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View Poll Results: PA vs. NY
NY 68 54.40%
PA 57 45.60%
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Nashville TN, Cincinnati, OH
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If we count NYC with more weight then NY but PA is a more well balanced overall although I am not a fan of driving through PA it is too long and boring sometimes. Not a fan of the small towns in PA. This is as close as you can get but I will give the slight nod to PA.

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Old 08-13-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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Just curious, but what would be some places in PA that are similar to quaint, lakeside communities in NY like Cazenovia, Skaneateles, Cooperstown, Sackets Harbor, Watkins Glen, Aurora, Hammondsport, etc.?
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:44 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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NY State - the Finger Lakes, the Adirondacks, the amazing Niagara River Gorge & more Great Lakes coastline give it a definite edge, IMO.
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Old 08-13-2017, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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You can find similar in the Southern Tier, as well as in more mountainous areas of NY.

I also think the stronger water aspect in NY may play a part in people's opinion of NY beauty in comparison. There's also other land features like dunes, beaches and islands that NY has in multiple areas.
No, no. I think you misunderstand. I'm not saying there is no equal scenery in NY, I'm saying that it's different. After all, I'm from here!

Both states offer something you can't find in the other. To say one is far prettier than the other is a dis-service to both.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:14 AM
 
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No, no. I think you misunderstand. I'm not saying there is no equal scenery in NY, I'm saying that it's different. After all, I'm from here!

Both states offer something you can't find in the other. To say one is far prettier than the other is a dis-service to both.
Got it and I knew that you are from the state.

I still think that the water aspect is the thing that tips it towards NY for some people.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Appalachian New York, Formerly Louisiana
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Got it and I knew that you are from the state.

I still think that the water aspect is the thing that tips it towards NY for some people.
I can see the lakes being a huge draw. I am not aware of anything like that in PA.

I'm a hill and tree guy so I can take them or leave them, personally.
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Old 08-13-2017, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Boston Metrowest (via the Philly area)
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I can see the lakes being a huge draw. I am not aware of anything like that in PA.

I'm a hill and tree guy so I can take them or leave them, personally.
Yes, on balance it's interesting to note that Pennsylvania ranks as a "less flat" state than NY, ranking in the top 5 hilliest/least flat states, with NY coming in about 8 places behind PA.

https://www.theatlantic.com/technolo...ancake/284348/

Also, I think a little known fact about PA is that its latitude lends to some of the best biodiversity of woody plant species/density in the US, and among those, hardwoods are the most prevalent.

http://www.bonap.org/diversity/diversity/diversity.html


https://www.treehugger.com/renewable...-critical.html

I think both of these factors provide for a somewhat different feel from NY overall.

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Old 08-13-2017, 07:21 PM
 
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For me, PA is one of those states that you drive straight through to get where you are going.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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What is "just" outside of Philly in terms of time?
https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7402/2...6209b198_b.jpg

Try to envision an arch 20 miles from Philly spanning from say Montchanin De to say Princeton NJ.

This setting could be found anywhere along that arch.

My guess is this particular shot is in Bucks County looking towards the Saucon Valley.

Point being this is the pleasant vibe you get from Pa whereas NY can be almost boondockish. I was just up in Suffern , Montebello, Mahwah. What a weird place, like another country, backwoods. Unbelievable.

Did this poll get hacked or what?

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Old 08-13-2017, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Villanova Pa.
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For me, PA is one of those states that you drive straight through to get where you are going.
But at least your enjoying the ride.

Pennsylvania may be the most bucolic state in the country.
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