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1. In "Downstate New York", there are (unofficially) seven counties: Bronx, New York, Richmond, Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk. Excluding those, how many counties compose the rest of New York?
2. Now we are in the Catskills. These mountains are easily viewed to the west while sailing north upon New York's longest river. What is it known as?
3. We come to the confluence of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers, in what is known as New York State's "Capital Region". Which of these cities is NOT considered part of this region?
4. We venture west, into the Leatherstocking Region. What famous New York river begins here and empties into the Chesapeake Bay?
5. Now we are in the Finger Lakes Region. In and near this region are several lakes, but some aren't considered "true" Finger Lakes. Before European colonization of North America, five Iroquois Indian Nations inhabited this area. Which nation doesn't have a lake named after them, but a river instead?
6. Every winter, New York sees heavy lake effect snow from the two Great Lakes it borders. Lake Ontario is one, but what is the other?
7. Don't fall down--we're at Niagara Falls! There are two falls: one on the American side, and one on the Canadian side. The American-side falls are creatively named American Falls. What are the Canadian-side falls named?
8. While we are near two Great Lakes, you might wonder which of the five Great Lakes is the largest in size. Is it one of New York's or another Great Lake not bordered by New York?
9. We travel northeast to the Thousand Island Region. Which river meets Lake Ontario?
10. We end in the Adirondacks, a beautiful mountain range entirely within New York State. Here, you will find yourself inside a gigantic park that covers all of the 46 High Peaks and almost every mountain of the Adirondacks! What is its name?
Source: Author Planestrains
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