Everyone loves lighthouses. Upstate New York has a lot of them.
This gallery showcases 10 of the region’s most beautiful and historic lighthouses. To make this gallery easier to read, I’ve only featured 10 of these beauties, but there are dozens more across the state, so feel free to explore. But they are well representative of all the upstate lighthouses that have stood as safety lookouts for seafarers for two centuries.
In this gallery you’ll find several lighthouses with incredible backstories. My favorites are the lighthouse in a historic fort in western New York (and with a live webcam on top!), America’s first natural gas-fueled lighthouse, and a lighthouse that was once 800 meters above the water, but 150 years later, erosion and construction are now just a few feet from the coast.
From Lake Ontario to Lake Erie to the upper St. Lawrence River, New York’s coast is dotted with lighthouses. Don’t forget the 7 great ones in total along the Hudson River. I will list some of them.
If your favorite lighthouse in upstate New York isn’t on the list (there are over 50 in the state!), visit our Facebook page and say hello. Maybe you can share a photo with your readers too!
10 stunning lighthouses in upstate New York that reflect the past and light the way to the future
There are many lighthouses on the New York State waterfront. Here’s a beginner’s list of 10 to start your road trip visit to all these amazing places.
“What?” Top 21 Most Confused Towns and Villages in Upstate New York
Upstate New York has many town names with lots of unnecessary letters. The names of the towns and villages were (mostly) given by the Native American tribes who settled here over 200 years ago, and it still gives us a lot of mispronunciations (yes, mess) all these years later.
Here is a list of the 21 most commonly confused pronunciations of upstate town names. Of course, there are many more, so I’d love to hear readers share their own suggestions for “the most messed up and mispronounced town names in upstate New York.”