"upstate...." New York State Local Custom Tip by davecallahan

New York State Local Customs: 4 reviews and 6 photos


When someone in New York says "upstate", what does it mean?

Normally it means anything north of the New York City area. But you'll find there are gradations to "upstate". The three basic upstate regions are: Adirondaks, Catskills and Finger Lakes (sometimes there is a fourth region added: The Interstate, which means the area around I-90 between Syracuse and Albany.)

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Mar 23, 2007
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse


davecallahan Used To Live Here!


“why didn't you tell me that 10 minutes ago....”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 2 3 9

Have you been to New York State?

  Share Your Travels