We often talk about how there’s so much more to New York than just our big cities. Frequently pointing you in the direction of some of our greatest remote locations, there are some towns in our state that are so incredibly small you may not have ever heard of them. For this list, we narrowed things down to places that have populations of under 800 residents, with the majority of the towns making our list having 400 residents or less. Offering rural charm and peace and quiet, these 9 towns in the Empire State are so tiny you might miss them if you blink!
1. Red House
Have you ever heard of the town of Red House? If not, don't beat yourself up about it. Red House is actually the least populated town in all of our state and only has a population of
38 residents. And no, that number isn't missing any zeros or extra numbers! The historic town's population has been depleting for quite some time and is an area most of our residents aren't too familiar with. Did you know Red House existed?
Up north in the middle of our Adirondack Park is the small town of Newcomb. With a population of just 436 residents, this tiny town is one that can easily be missed! Not far from New York's tallest mountain Mt. Marcy and all of our other High Peaks, this town is the perfect place to visit or live if you're looking to take advantage of our state's most scenic adventures.
3. Fishers Island
Right up along the St.Lawrence River amongst our Thousand Islands is a town that's so tiny it doesn't even have 100 residents. Fishers Landing is a scenic location that's surrounded by beautiful views of the water and historic landmarks like the Rock Island Lighthouse. If you're interested in visiting an area up this way where you can check out unforgettable boat tours? You won't want to miss out on Fishers Island.
One of Western New York's many small treasures, the village of Panama only has a population of 479 residents.Tucked away in our westernmost corner and not too far from the shores of Lake Erie, you'll love how remote this small town feels. One of the many reasons you should check this place out? Panama is home to Panama Rocks Scenic Park, an outdoor attraction that features unbelievable rock formations that will make you feel out of this world.
A tiny town in the Catskills that most people have never heard of, Bovina can be found right in Delaware County. Out in Bovina you'll find that the scenery is made up of beautiful farmland and dairy cows, producing amazing dairy products for the surrounding areas that you'll love to check out. With a population of just over 600 residents, this town is quite the small gem.
Even though many of us consider Hammondsport to be one of the coolest small towns in America, some of our residents still manage to go without knowing about this incredible treasure of the Finger Lakes. Hammondsport only has a population of 731 residents, resting right on the southern shores of Keuka Lake in Steuben County.
7. Cherry Creek
Just one of the many wonderful small towns you'll find out in Western New York, Cherry Creek can be found hiding out in Chautauqua County. The small town only has a population of just 461 residents, making it an easy location for people to miss if they're not paying attention.
Located right in the middle of some of our most beautiful wilderness areas and wild forests, the town of Hardenburgh only has a population of just over 200 residents. Take a trip out to this town and you'll find that the scenery is filled with beautiful farmland and dairy cows, producing tasty products for the surrounding areas. The perfect place to visit if you're looking to escape from it all, Hardenburgh can be found right in the middle of the Balsam Lake Mountain Wild Forest.
Situated right along the Delaware River in Sullivan County is the small town of Narrowsburg. As close to the state border as it gets, Narrowsburg only has a population of 431 residents. The town offers beautiful scenery surrounding the river and small town charm, with plenty of fantastic restaurants to check out in this small area.