Below we have listed and linked the counties of New York State. The five counties that make up New York City (Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond.) have been combined under the listing name of New York City. These are also known as the 5 boroughs. (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.) Suffolk and Nassau Counties have been combined under Long Island.
If you know the name of the city, town, or village you want to visit and not the County please visit the Communities page to find it.
Counties of New York State
Albany County — City of Albany is the State Capital and is located on the Hudson River. Visitors to Albany should also look into Rensselaer County accommodations as this county borders Albany at the Hudson. Also nearby and to the north is Saratoga County.
Allegany County — Allegany County was recently named one of the 100 best places in the United States for artists and artisans to live and work. Home of St. Bonaventure University.
Broome County — Broome County is home to IBM, Johnny Hart, creator of the BC comic strip, and is the birthplace of Endicott Johnson Shoes. Broome County is the Carousel Capital of the World, and is the only place in the world where you can buy a
Cattaraugus County — ``A beautiful rural area within close proximity to major urban business centers striking a balance between Agriculture, Industry, Small Business and Tourist Destinations."
Cayuga County — Nearly 65 miles long, Cayuga County stretches from the shores of Lake
Ontario into the heart of the Finger Lakes Region. Cayuga means "people of the wetlands." It is pronounced kA-'yü-ga in the Iroquois language of the Cayuga people.
Chautauqua County — Home of the world renowned
Chautauqua Institution. and also home of 10,000 Maniacs - world famous local pop music group, based in Jamestown, NY.
Chemung County — Home of Elmira, known as ``Mark Twain Country" (he spent 20 summers here.)
and Corning, famous for Corning Glass Works, and Watkins Glen, home of Watkins Glen International Speedway and Watkins Glen State Park.
Chenango County — Artist Randy Glasbergen, nationally syndicated cartoonist, ("The Better Half.") lives and works in Chenango County in the town of
Sherburne. He has found the quiet and serenity of this rural farming community to his liking. Come experience the ``simple life" of this quaint and peaceful county yourself.
Clinton County — Sharing the magnificent Lake Champlain with Vermont, Clinton County is
part of New York State's beautiful ``North Country". Located on the unspoiled shores of America's sixth largest lake, surrounded by the Adirondack Mountains, Lake Placid, Vermont and exciting Montreal – all within a
1 hour drive.
Columbia County — Thirty miles south of Albany along the Hudson River,
resting between the Catskills and the Berkshire mountains, Columbia County offers a beauty that is unique to the Hudson Valley Region. Historic sites and scenic countryside dotted with farm side stands abound.
Cortland County — Small town traditions live on in fairs and festivals, music, theater, and
much more. The Cortland Repertory Theater, The Cortland Country Music Park, Apple Jazz on Little York Lake and Bluegrass on the Homer Village Green are among the rich entertainment choices. Go shopping for antiques,
or fishing for trout in a local stream. Get acquainted with local history at the 1890 House Museum or the Suggett House Museum.
Delaware County — Located in the beautiful Catskills, there are many outdoor activities of all kinds, year–round. Art and music festivals abound, and you can even
ride on an old Steam Train.
Dutchess County — If you like antiques you'll love
Dutchess County. Several communities have large Antique Centers or malls and small specialty shops pepper the countryside. There are also numerous golf courses, hiking trails, and fishing and boating on the Hudson
Erie County — On the western border of New York State with Buffalo as its hub
Erie County offers variety to the visitor. Home of the Buffalo Bills NFL football team, and Sabres NHL Hockey team, Erie County offers not only quality sports but quality museums, art galleries, and historical
spots, as well as a plethora of good dining and shopping.
County — Bordered by Lake
Champlain, with many lakes, (including the beautiful Schroon Lake.)
ponds, streams, mountains and wilderness... you can canoe, boat,
swim, fish, hike, golf, play tennis, picnic, snowmobile, cross-country
ski, snowshoe, skate or just kick back and enjoy the marvelous Adirondack
Franklin County —
In the heart of the Adirondacks with lakes and ponds around nearly every corner, Franklin County is breathtakingly beautiful. This is the a prime spot for camping & canoeing. You can even camp on your own
private Island if you know who to ask! Be sure to check out the lovely B&B's in between camping trips to get a good nights sleep in a comfortable bed!
Fulton County — Rural beauty in the foothills of the Adirondacks make Fulton County a
peaceful place to visit. With 44 lakes, hunting, fishing, and hiking are a natural outlet here. There is also plenty of shopping and historic places to visit such as the Rice Homestead, a 1790 Colonial homestead.
Genesee County — Less than an hour from Niagara Falls, as well as Letchworth State
Park, and halfway between Buffalo and Rochester, Genesee County has something for everyone. Visit Darien Lake Theme Park & Resort with its five roller coasters, or the new Jell-O Museum located in the Village of
LeRoy where Jell-O was invented.
Greene County — From the shores of the Hudson River
to the Great Northern Catskills, Greene County has many wonderful places to visit, including the highest cascading waterfall in New York State; Kaaterskill Falls.
Hamilton County —
With 262 lakes and ponds, 500 miles of groomed cross country trails, Hamilton County is right in the center of the Adirondack Park, the largest park in the continental United States – bigger than Yellowstone and Yosemite combined. It is one of the wildest areas in the country with less than 3 residents per square mile.
Herkimer County — The longest county in the state with the lower half accessible by the NY
State Thruway and the upper half a part of the scenic Adirondacks. Much of the county is perfect for outdoor activities year-round.
Jefferson County — Jefferson County is part of the "North Country" of New York State and shares the distinction of being part of the famed, "Thousand
Islands Region", an international recreation and tourism destination comprised of over 1,800 picturesque islands in the St. Lawrence River Valley.
Lewis County — The land of the fisherman, the camper, the hunter, the bicyclist, the golfer,
the skier, and the snowmobiler. Whatever the season, there is an abundance of outdoor activity and fun for all. The county also has 4 unique museums including the North American Fiddler's Hall of Fame and Museum,
featuring outdoor concerts throughout the summer.
Livingston County — A short
drive to the activity of Monroe County and Rochester, Livingston is country pastures, antique shops, and quaint towns and villages, and some of the friendliest natives in the state.
Long Island — Includes Suffolk and Nassau Counties. Suffolk County has the North and South Fork, both vacation areas with miles of beaches, vineyards, many golf courses and a myriad of other leasure activities. Also you'll find ferries to Shelter Island and Connecticut, lots of farms and farm stands and the multi-million dollar Atlantis Aquarium in Riverhead. Nassau County continues the eastern suburbs of NYC and is the most western portion of the area known as Long Island. Nassau County has beaches on both its north and south shores. Nassau Coliseum (home of the NY Islanders) and Roosevelt Field (one of the nations largest indoor malls) are major attractions there.
Madison County — Located about 20 miles from both Syracuse and Utica, the county
contains one city, fifteen towns, and ten villages. Pratt's Hollow, a smaller hamlet, is considered to be the geographic center of New York State. Oneida Lake forms the northern border of Madison County, and there
are 14 other lakes, so naturally, fishing and sightseeing are both in order.
Monroe County —
Monroe County is comprised of 19 towns, 10 villages and the City of Rochester, recently named the best Minor League Baseball City in the U.S. Newly constructed Frontier Field is home to the
Rochester Red Wings and A–League Soccer's Raging Rhinos.
Montgomery County — On the shores of the Mohawk River, Montgomery County is rich in
natural beauty and historic landmark houses and churches. The architecture and local cuisine also reflect the centuries of settlers from cultures as diverse as English, Spanish, French, German, and Hispanic.
Nassau County — see Long Island.
New York City (the 5 boroughs) — With a total population of over 7 million people the New York metropolitan area consists of the the five counties of Bronx, Kings, New York, Queens, and Richmond. The five boroughs of NYC are
the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Staten Island.
Niagara County — From Old Fort
Niagara in Youngstown, NY to Niagara Falls there is plenty to see in do in this historic and important county.
Oneida County — Various attractions in the Heart of New York State, Oneida County highlights include the Adirondack Scenic Railroad, Erie Canal Village, and the Turning Stone Casino.
Onondaga County — Home to Syracuse, there are several State Parks and the world–class
Burnet Park Zoo providing lots of outdoor entertainment. Within 350 miles of all major cities in the Northeast this area is a good resting spot in between destinations. The New York State Barge Canal System allows
connection by boat to the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River.
Ontario County —
Located in the Finger Lakes with attractions such as Sonneberg Gardens, as well as easy access to other area attractions such as antique stores, art galleries, theaters and wineries make Ontario County a great place
Orange County — Facts: Orange County is known as the "Onion Capital
of New York State" since the greatest number onions are grown in the "Black Dirt" area. Museum Village in Monroe is the largest living history museum in New York State. Anna Warner wrote the popular
children's hymn "Jesus Loves Me" on Constitution Island.
Orleans County —
Relive the past with a mule–drawn cruise along the canal, visit local history museums, or sample the harvest of 200 year–old farms. Canoeing, bicycling, birding, hiking, camping, hunting and fishing are all popular
activities in this county that is a short drive to Niagara Falls.
Oswego County — Oswego
County is a great place for recreation. Fantastic fishing, auto racing, festivals, museums, golf courses, parks, and much more, combine to make it a sportsman's paradise as well as a great place for a family
Otsego County — Home of Oneonta and Hartwick College Otsego County is located in the
scenic Northern Catskills.
Putnam County — In the Hudson Valley attractions include Bear
Mountain Park and Zoo, Constitution Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary, and a part of the Appalachian Trail running through the Clarence Fahnestock State Park.
Rensselaer County — Explore the shores of the Hudson River to the border of New England.
Downtown Troy–the setting for ``The Age of Innocence", ``The Bostonians", and ``Ironweed" blends Victorian era architecture with classy restaurants and entertainment in venues ranging from coffee houses to a world
renowned music hall.
Rockland County — Only 16 miles from New York City, Rockland County is
a great place to stay if visiting the Big Apple. Known as The Gateway to the Hudson River Valley there is scenic beauty and easy access to the Big City.
St. Lawrence County — The North Coast of the USA St. Lawrence is the largest county in New
York State. From the St. Lawrence River to the Adirondacks this is a great BIG place to visit.
Saratoga County — How does one describe this county in such a short space? Horse racing, polo, 3 national museums, the site of the turning point of the American Revolution, world-renowned mineral baths,
hot springs, antiques, over 1000 restaurants, a performing arts center, a 2,100 acre State Park with golf, tennis, pools, and cross country skiing. Three national historic districts, theaters, bike trails and
fishing. Something for everyone!
Schenectady County — Visiting Schenectady
County is like going back in time. Visit some of the oldest homes and churches in America or the sixteen-sided High Victorian Gothic styles Nott memorial. You'll also find wildflowers, waterfalls, hiking trails, and
a bike trail along the Mohawk River, and much, much more.
Schoharie County — Howe Caverns
is the highlight of this rural Catskill County.
Schuyler County — In the heart of the Finger
Lakes Schuyler County features Watkins Glen NASCAR Raceway, Glenora Wine Cellars, and much more…
Seneca County — Seneca County is home to 15 estate wineries, is the birthplace of Women's Rights, and enjoys over 100 miles of Finger Lake's shoreline. Shop at the 100-stores of the Finger Lakes Outlet
Center, or spend time outdoors at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge, Finger Lakes National Forest or four State Parks!
Steuben County — Visually pleasing with dozens of wineries, great museums, and art galleries. Corning is famous for its glass and historic Market Street.
Suffolk County — see Long Island.
Sullivan County — In the Catskills, you'll find clean
air, wide-open spaces, and majestic mountains overlooking lush green valleys. Attractions abound in this county on New York State's southern border.
Tioga County — Gateway to the Finger Lakes Tioga County offers a blend of outdoor activity, history,
Tompkins County —
Wrapped around the southern end of 42-mile-long Cayuga Lake, the longest of the Finger Lakes, Tompkins County while predominantly rural is home to such prominent educational institutions such as Cornell University and others. Attractions are numerous and include many museums, galleries, antique shops, wineries, and four State Parks.
Ulster County — Ulster County is endowed with some of the most scenic views in the state,
including the Catskill and Shawangunk Mountains, the Hudson and Wallkill Rivers, the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill Forest Preserve.
Warren County — Warren County is located in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, an hour north of Albany. At the hub of things to do here is beautiful Lake George with
first class attractions and year-round recreational activities.
Washington County —
The birthplace of Grandma Moses, you see her paintings come to life as you drive through Washington County today. The same pastures, stone walls, covered bridges, serene trees, and white church steeples. Towns with
a bandstand, perhaps an afternoon parade, or canal side dining.
Wayne County — With a
long shoreline on Lake Ontario, beautiful Sodus Bay, and the Erie Canal, Wayne County boasts lots of water activities. Some of the best fruits in the country are grown here and antiques and quaint little shops
Westchester County — Bordered on the south by New York City, on the
east by the Connecticut and Long Island Sound, on the north by Putnam County, and on the west by the Hudson River, Westchester County has plenty to see and do. Tour the historic towns along the Hudson for a real
treat. You could spend days touring the county and only scratch the surface!
Wyoming County —
Just a short drive from Rochester, Buffalo, Corning, and Niagara Falls, Wyoming County is in the heart of rural Western New York. The "Grand Canyon of the East", Letchworth Park is located in the county.
Its stunning 17 mile-long river gorge with three waterfalls captivates nearly a million visitors each year. Museums are plentiful, bringing the rich lore of the past to today's visitor. Ride the steam train from
Arcade to Curriers or a Hot–Air Balloons Over Letchworth.
Yates County — Home to 200
family–operated vineyards, over 5,000 acres of grapes and 12 premium wineries. Check out the first and largest rural farm and craft market; The Windmill Farm & Craft Market between Penn Yan and Dundee.