15 Places for Antique Pickers to Explore in Upstate New York
With fall in the air, antique pickers and bargain hunters will be out in force on the back roads and alleys of upstate New York.
There are hundreds of antique destinations in New York State. They range from large malls to tiny mom-and-pop storefronts in rural towns. All hold the treasures of our region and all are pleasant to explore. Autumn is a wonderful season to explore the region in search of these “pickers’ paradise”. The leaves are turning, cider houses are around every corner, and antique shops are on full display wherever you are. Here is a list of 15 ancient destinations that we think you should consider on your next road trip in the region.
If you’re like me, I’m mostly a “spectator” of these stores. I love going there and really enjoy studying all kinds of relics they display. But I almost never go there with the intention of buying something. Just to enjoy a “browse”.
The funny thing, though, is that I almost always come out with something. How is it going ? Somehow I can’t resist an old Rolling Stones 45 rpm record or a mug of Schultz and Dooley Utica Club beer (remember that?). Or an old book, maybe a weird reading lamp or a pop art poster from the 1960s. I can’t help it!
So jot these 15 down in your travel journal and check them out. And all the others you spy who hide around a city or a hamlet where you’ve never been before. Stop, come in and say hello. And browse. Don’t worry, you’ll probably get something out of it!
Upstate New York is a haven for antique pickers everywhere
There’s no better season to go antiquing in upstate New York. However, fall is unbeatable for its natural splendor and for the bargains you’ll find from the Hudson to the North Country to Western New York. Pickers should definitely put these 15 ancient destinations on their next road trip in the region!
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There are 62 counties in New York State. The largest (by population) is Kings County (Brooklyn). It has a population of 2,726,002 people. But, there are many more small counties in the state than large ones. This list examines the smallest counties in New York, all located in an area of upstate New York. Though sparsely populated, each has a few places any NYS road warrior might want to stop and explore. So here are the 12 smallest counties (by population as of 2010) in the state and what you might find on a visit to each one.