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Old 07-11-2012, 08:41 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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New York State isn't one massive city.
New York State's Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. Larger than the State of Vermont or Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smokey Mts. Park *combined*! Then there's 65,000 acre Allegany State Park, too. In most of the state there's a whole lot of trees and country living.

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Old 07-11-2012, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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Just about to say that one. Certainly Metro NYC accounts for the vast majority of NY's populace, but geographically, it's probably no more than 15% of the state.
Less. Of the entire State of New York, *all* urban areas (1,000 people/sq.mi.) constitute 6-10% of the area of the state. Therefore, just NYC would be a smaller %.

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Old 07-11-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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A stereotype that a lot of upstate New Yorkers tend to perpetuate is that downstate is one big city contiguous with NYC and that there is no rural, forested, or mountainous land downstate.
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Old 07-11-2012, 02:16 PM
 
Location: Arkansas
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New York State's Adirondack Park is the largest state park in the contiguous United States. Larger than the State of Vermont or Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Glacier, and Great Smokey Mts. Park *combined*! Then there's 65,000 acre Allegany State Park, too. In most of the state there's a whole lot of trees and country living.

Adirondack Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Allegany State Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Man. I really want to go there.
I probably don't even need to mention all of my home state's stereotypes...ha ha.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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Yeah I believe that. Upstate is really rural.

Its about as rural as any other average state is though.

There are 4 cities upstate with metro populations over 1 million, all about 1-1.5 hours from eachother on average.

Without NYC, NYS is about 8 million people, which would still make it probably the 12th most populous state in the country.




Two significant portions of Upstate are actually mountains. Adirondacks and Catskills.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:25 PM
 
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A stereotype that a lot of upstate New Yorkers tend to perpetuate is that downstate is one big city contiguous with NYC and that there is no rural, forested, or mountainous land downstate.

Not really. A lot of Upstate NYers are transplants from the city. Most people in the state would know the lower Hudson Valley down to the city is pretty rural and moutainous, especially along the river.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:36 PM
 
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A big stereotype of Washington is rain, beaches, evergreen forests, and mountains. A huge part of it is dry, pine forests, desert, sagebrush, and brown barren hills. A lot of it resembles Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:55 PM
 
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Many people think that most of California looks like this:

CA1

When in reality, a much bigger part of the state looks like this:

CA2

LOL, This^^

Yes, there is San Fransisco, and LA. What people don't understand is that you gotta drive through west coast's Indiana to get there. Trust me, I live here, and I don't mind. One day in SF every 6 months is about all I can tolerate.

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A big stereotype of Washington is rain, beaches, evergreen forests, and mountains. A huge part of it is dry, pine forests, desert, sagebrush, and brown barren hills. A lot of it resembles Nevada, Texas, and Arizona.
I'm guilty of this, thinking Seattle is what Washington is, is like people thinking LA is what California is. If you dropped someone in Hanford,Ca I swear you couldn't guess what state your in.
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Old 07-12-2012, 12:36 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Without NYC, NYS is about 8 million people, which would still make it probably the 12th most populous state in the country.
Wow, can you believe that? The entire population of upstate New York is the same as that of New York City!
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:07 PM
 
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I'm guilty of this, thinking Seattle is what Washington is, is like people thinking LA is what California is. If you dropped someone in Hanford,Ca I swear you couldn't guess what state your in.
Yep, these pictures don't really come to mind when people think of Washington! All within a few hours of Seattle.




There's even wineries!


We have rattlesnakes also!
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