Massachusetts February 10, 2017
Blink And You’ll Miss These 11 Teeny Tiny Towns In Massachusetts
already covered some of the tiniest towns in Massachusetts, but there are still plenty of small communities that you might miss if you don’t know where to look. In fact, you might drive right through these sleepy hamlets without even knowing you were there.
Check out this list of the teeniest towns in Massachusetts that deserve a bit more love.
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Warwick is located in Franklin county, and has a population of about 780. It’s a fairly isolated town, and there aren’t any stores, gas stations or restaurants. There are a few home-based businesses, and a popular farmers market on Sunday mornings. Climb the Mount Grace fire tower for a great view of the surrounding landscape, including Mount Monadnock in the distance.
Sandisfield is located in Berkshire County. It’s a small town of around 900 people, and is home to plenty of greenery and a charming covered bridge. The area is very rural, and one of the least densely populated parts of the state.
A teeny town with great natural assets, Rowe is home to a lovely beach and no state highways. There is also no bus service, so driving is the only way to see this small town of just under 400 people.
Despite its sunny name, this small town isn’t a tropical paradise. Florida is the highest point of the Mohawk Trail, and has a population of about 750. The town has a small library, and is home to the "The Elk on the Trail" statue, honoring the role the Elks Club played in the building of the Hoosac Tunnel.
Peru has the highest town center in Massachusetts, and more than half of this sleepy town is woodlands. Visitors can stop by the Dorothy Frances Rice Wildlife Sanctuary to learn more about the area’s native plant and animals. The population is about 821, so you’re bound to see the same faces once or twice.
6. Mt. Washington
Your GPS might confuse this tiny town of 167 people with the peak in New Hampshire, so be careful. It’s the smallest town in Berkshire county, and the third smallest town in Massachusetts. Its motto is "The Town Among the Clouds."
Wendell was first settled in 1781, and currently has a population of about 850 people. There’s an old cemetery in the town center, which has been listed as a historic district on the National Register of Historic Places. Check out Ruggles Pond for crystal-clear waters that lend themselves to swimming and fishing.
Montgomery has a population that hovers around 840 people. It’s located in Hampden county, though the town actually lacks its own zip code. It uses nearby Huntington (01050) and Westfield (01085).
Leyden is a lovely town with a population of 711. It was first established in 1737 as "Fall Town," which reflects the gorgeous scenery to be found here in the autumn months. The town’s main industry today is maple sugar production.
Maynard’s actually one of the largest towns on this list (the population is around 9,500), but everyone is so spread out that you’d think the town was way smaller. There’s a cute downtown to wander through, and Maynard’s crime statistics make it one of the safest towns in the state.
Phillipston is located in Worcester County, and the population is about 1,682. It’s home to the charming Red Apple Farm, which is a great place for fall activities like apple-picking and browsing the pumpkin patch.
For more tiny towns, check out our
first round-up of the smallest Massachusetts communities. What teeny tiny towns did we miss on our lists?