I’m in a New York state of mind…Billy Joel
New York is a city where you can have a heck of a time, and a state, as so cleverly penned above by Billy Joel. (Then there is the New York state of mind, a separate thing altogether and very ethereal.)
But, two very different things with the same name in the same spot on Earth? I can tell you, only two places as unique as both New Yorks can succeed at such a feat.
New York City has a special name: “The City”. New York State has a special name too: “Upper New York State”. I consider anywhere outside of The City to be Upper New York State, though technically I ‘m wrong. It’s just that outside of The City, New York State is so green and wild and vast and abounds with sparkling lakes and glistening rivers, that to me, it all blends into one big play land of nature where I can swim, hike, drive, hunt, fish, and boat, no matter where I am in the state.
Don’t get me wrong, I love The City too. If you don’t like New York City you may be living there so I won’t argue with you. The City begets wonderful things that cannot exist in my own town, like great theatre, music and art venues as well as a mix of cultures and languages I would never see nor hear otherwise.
But New York State has wonders of nature everyone should see. Like the Finger Lakes, five crystal-blue adjoining lakes that look like fingers when seen on a map. The Adirondack Mountains which host the Appalachian Trail and require hikers to love rocks in the trail. The Catskill Mountains, foggy and rolling and awash in ghost stories brought by Dutch settlers. There are the great flatland farms around Watertown that lead to New York’s western border with Canada and the truly spectacular Thousand Islands in the mighty St. Lawrence Seaway. Its source, Lake Ontario, is the border also, as is Lake Erie and between them, Niagara Falls. The eastern border with Vermont is all water too as Lake Champlain shimmers between the states. A simple drive south from there and one finds the long and lovely Lake George, noisy Glenn Falls, the healing mineral waters at Saratoga Springs, the great Hudson River and the Long Island Sound.
New York, New York? It’s a heck of a place, no matter which one you are talking about. Drive it to get the most out of it. Remember, Blitzify is there for you and covers both New Yorks with great car repair options should you need them.
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