North Country (New York)

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 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 is 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.[1]

The North Country incorporates cultural similarities with Canada.

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.

North Country
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.



Other important locations


Public higher education

Public higher education is provided by the following State University of New York (SUNY) campuses:


See also


  1. ^ "Adirondack Region", New York State Dept of Transportation. Retrieved 25 January 2009.

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Development Authority of the North Country

The Development Authority of the North Country (DANC) is a New York State public-benefit corporation. It was created in 1985 by the New York State Legislature to develop and manage the infrastructure needed to support the reactivation of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, and to serve the common interests of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties. DANC owns and operates a number of revenue-based infrastructure facilities including water and wastewater facilities, a fiber optic network and a regional landfill. Its staff manages a range of business and housing loan programs that encourage growth and contribute to the prosperity of communities. Its staff also provides fee-based technical services to municipalities including consolidation studies, Geographic Information System hosting and the management of water and wastewater facilities.

Hudson River-Black River Regulating District

The Hudson River-Black River Regulating District (HRBRRD) is a New York state public-benefit corporation that was established in 1922 in response to the severe historical flooding of the cities of Albany, Green Island, Rensselaer, Troy, and Watervliet by the Sacandaga River and Hudson River and its tributaries. The HRBRRD was created to collect excess runoff to prevent flooding in the Hudson River and Black River basins, and to release this captured water gradually during periods of low river flow to maintain water quality in each river basin. This system was designed to reduce damage from spring storms and snowmelt, including disease and destruction of life and property, and to improve river navigation and public sanitation. The HRBRRD was also formed with hydroelectric generation in mind. It owns and operates several dams - including the Conklingville Dam which formed the Great Sacandaga Lake - and reservoirs.

North Country Public Radio

North Country Public Radio is a National Public Radio member regional radio network headquartered in Canton, New York. The member-supported network is owned by St. Lawrence University and is the NPR member for the Adirondack North Country region of northern New York. Its studios are located in the Noble Medical Building on the SLU campus.

The flagship station, WSLU in Canton, signed on for the first time on March 7, 1968. It was a charter member of NPR; then as now it was the smallest NPR member in New York. It adopted the on-air name North Country Public Radio in 1984. In the same year, it built the first of several low-powered translators; much of the surrounding area was among the few areas of the Northeastern United States that was still without public radio. It began building full-powered repeaters in the 1990s.

It now comprises 15 full-power FM transmitters and 19 low-powered translators serving the North Country, parts of western Vermont and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec with regional and national news, public affairs programs, and an eclectic variety of music. Major cities in its coverage area are Watertown, Plattsburgh, and Glens Falls in New York, as well as Burlington, Vermont.

In May 2011, North Country Public Radio also launched WREM, a radio station in Canton which offers a distinct program schedule sourced from Public Radio Exchange.

North New York

North New York may refer to:

North Country, New York, a region of upstate New York

North New York, Bronx, a former neighborhood of the Bronx, New York City

Northern Tier (United States)

The Northern Tier is the northernmost part of the United States, along the border with Canada (including the border on the Great Lakes). It can be defined as the states that border Canada (excluding Alaska), but historians include all of New England in the Northern Tier, as well as states of the Pacific Northwest, because of the common culture they shared for more than a century. Sometimes the area was called "Greater New England", because of the influence of its culture as migrants moved west across the continent. It had a consistent political culture until the 1960s. Moving east to west (as the majority of population did), such states include: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington.

The terms Upper Midwest and North Country, New York are related to this term.

St. Lawrence County Public Transportation

St. Lawrence County Public Transportation was a transit bus service in St. Lawrence County, New York. It was the main function of Roethel Coach Lines (founded in 1969). Roethel is now a FedEx affiliate and no longer runs commuter bus services.

Tug Hill

Tug Hill, sometimes referred to as the Tug Hill Plateau, is an upland region in Upstate New York in the United States, famous for heavy winter snows. The Tug Hill region is east of Lake Ontario, north of Oneida Lake, and west of the Adirondack Mountains. The region is separated from the Adirondacks by the Black River Valley.

Although the region has traditionally been known as the Tug Hill plateau because its top is flat, it is not a plateau, but rather a cuesta, since it is composed of sedimentary rocks that tip up on one side, rising from about 350 feet (110 m) on the west to over 2,000 feet (610 m) in the east.

It covers portions of four Upstate New York counties: Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, and Oswego.


WIPS (1250 AM) was a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed in Ticonderoga, New York, United States, the station served mainly Essex County, New York and Addison County, Vermont from a transmitter site on Lake Champlain near Fort Ticonderoga. The station was owned by Bisiblue, L.L.C.WIPS started in July 1955 as an AM station located on Route 74 in Ticonderoga. The studio and its transmitter were both located on the shores of Lake Champlain. In 1981, a fire burned the original studios to the ground. Limestone Communications ran WIPS for a while, eventually adding an FM station on 103.9 MHz (WXTY, now WANC). While WIPS broadcast from sunrise to sunset originally, the station was later allowed to broadcast after sunset with 85 watts. After Bisiblue purchased the station, the WIPS studios were located in Crown Point, New York, 12 miles from the original site. WIPS broadcast the Timeless Favorites format from ABC Radio.

After losing thousands of dollars per month, WIPS went silent on February 29, 2008. According to reporter Scott Fybush, WIPS went back on the air shortly before its license was scheduled to be deleted in April 2009. WIPS was eventually deleted two years later, on August 4, 2011 as Bisiblue, LLC asked to cancel the license; in its request, Bisiblue noted that the station had been silent since October 30, 2009, and that under federal law the WIPS license had effectively expired on October 30, 2010. In January 2018, the WIPS name was reused by J. Walter Broadcasting (a company controlled by Robert Streeter) for a group of Internet radio stations, featuring six music formats and local news for Ticonderoga. However, the project failed six weeks after launch owing to financial mismanagement, and fraud. A criminal investigation into Robert Streeter and the WIPS operation was launched by the Ticonderoga Police Department.

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