North of the Adirondacks lies the North Country, the northern border of New York. Although more populated than the mountains to the south, this region is still dominated by the large areas between cities. It also incorporates much for the traveler to see, including the St. Lawrence River and its Thousand Islands. The North Country serves as a northern gateway into Quebec and eastern Ontario, which exert a strong influence on the culture of the region.
- Clinton County
- Franklin County
- Jefferson County
- Lewis County
- St. Lawrence County
- Waterfalls of St. Lawrence County Six major waterfalls adorn the area.
Lots of outdoor activities are popular, such as hiking, biking, horseback riding, canoeing and fishing.