Maps of New York State: From Niagara Falls to NYC

A detailed map of the New York State


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Planning a visit to the Empire State? These maps will help you get oriented to the following top tourist destinations:

  • New York City
  • Catskill Mountains
  • Adirondack Mountains
  • Niagara Falls
  • Finger Lakes
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New York City

Map of NYC's Five Boroughs
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This map shows New York City, which is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Most families that visit New York City spend most of their time in Manhattan, which is an island sandwiched between the Hudson and East rivers.

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Catskill Mountains

NY's Catskill Mountains
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The Catskill Mountains is a region in southeastern New York State, about 100 miles northwest of New York City and 40 miles southwest of Albany. Its proximity to New York City makes it particularly popular with Manhattanites.

Popular Destinations:

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Adirondack Mountains

Map of Lake Placid and Adirondacks
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The Adirondack Mountains are a large region in northeastern New York State.

Popular Destinations:

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Niagara Falls

Map of Niagara Falls - New York/Canada
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Niagara Falls is the collective name of three waterfalls that straddle the border between New York State in the US and Ontario in Canada. To add to the confusion, it is also the name of both cities on either side of the border.

Niagara Falls, Ontario, on the Canadian side, is more touristy and Americans will need passports in order to visit.

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Finger Lakes

Map of NY Finger Lakes
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The Finger Lakes are a group of 11 long, narrow lakes in Central New York. It is a popular summer destination for its abundance of lake recreation and collection of wineries.