Upstate New York is the portion of the American state of New York lying north of the New York metropolitan area. The upstate region includes the major cities of Buffalo, Rochester, Albany, and Syracuse. Most of New York State is characterized both by agricultural and forested rural communities, and by small and medium-sized cities and their surrounding suburbs located along major transportation corridors. Families can explore the 2.6 million acres of Adirondack State Park, the historic Boldt Castle, Corning Museum of Glass, discover the many hiking and biking trails as well as waterfalls scattered throughout the upstate area. The kids will love Seabreeze Amusement Park, or take in the serenity and see what mother nature has to offer and let the kids find the hidden gems of Upstate New York.