The Adirondack North Country region is one of New York State’s most rural and dramatically beautiful landscapes. ANCA’s region encompasses 38 percent of the geography of the state and is home to 1.26 million people living in 255 small towns and 14 small cities. This northernmost part of the state benefits the whole Northeast as a renewable energy exporter: over 95 percent of the electricity generated in the region is from renewable sources; as a major food producer, with agricultural products accounting for close to $1 billion in market value annually; and its long-term globally recognized success in sustaining wild places and rural quality of life in an increasingly urbanized world.
Although largely rural, the Adirondack North Country lies within a day’s drive of 90 million people, and sees an estimated 9 million visitors each year, coming from New York City, New England and Canadian cities.
ANCA's 14-county region includes Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Oneida, Oswego, Warren and Washington Counties.