For better or worse, love it or hate it. New York is a beautiful state. Here are some reasons some of us stay.

NYUP just yesterday posted a video on their facebook page that intrigued me. I wondered, are these really the 21 best things about New York State?

In fairness, some of these aren't too relevant to us here in the Capital Region but are some iconic things about the Empire State. Here is the list!

  • Fall Foliage
  • State Parks
  • Halfmoon Cookies
  • All Four Seasons
  • 1,000 Islands
  • Apple Picking
  • Wegmans (COME TO ALBANY!)
  • Beef on Weck
  • Niagra Falls
  • Ithaca Gorges
  • Chicken Riggies
  • NYS Fair
  • Lake George
  • Finger Lakes Wine
  • Salt Potatoes
  • Stewarts
  • Lake Placid
  • Craft Beer
  • Garbage Plates
  • Adirondacks
  • Winter Activities

I want to add one more that should have made the list. Saratoga Race Course! Its historic and iconic to the Capital Region. What do you think? Do you agree with the list from NYUP?