New York November 01, 2017
7 Dry Towns In New York Where You Won’t Find A Drink In Sight
It might have been over 80 years ago that prohibition ended for most places in America, but what you might be surprised to hear is that there are still quite a few towns in the state of New York that don’t allow the sale of alcohol by
any means. Inside these small towns, you won’t be able to make a run to the local convenience store or have an alcoholic beverage while you’e out eating dinner in a restaurant. A touch of the past is still preserve here! So if you’re wondering where these places are, here’s a list of dry towns in our state where you may end up finding yourself feeling a bit thirsty.
Roughly a half-hour southeast of Lake George, the small town of Argyle has a population of less than 4,000 residents. Part of Washington County, Argyle is New York's
largest dry town and hasn't been selling alcohol in town since the year 2000.
Out along our Southern Tier just a half-hour west of the city of Corning, the small town of Jasper is as quaint as it appears. Jasper only has a population of just over 1,000 residents and has remained a dry town since 1999. Jasper is one of two dry towns that you can find out in Steuben County.
Another small town with a population of just over 1,000 residents, Orwell can be found out in Oswego County. The small town is known by many as being home to Salmon River Falls and has remained dry since 1998.
Right out in Western New York just a half-hour south of Letchworth State Park, the small town of Caneadea was once apart of another one of our favorite small towns - Angelica. Part of Allegany County, Caneadea has a population of just over 2,000 residents and has been a dry town since 1986.
All the way out in our westernmost corner of New York just a hop and a skip away from the Pennsylvania border, the small town of Clymer is part of Chautauqua County. Home to less than 2,000 residents, Clymer has been a dry town since all the way back in 1974.
Not to be confused with New York's town of Fremont down in Sullivan County along our border, the small town we're referring to can be found out near our Southern Tier. The
second dry town that you'll find in Steuben County, Fremont is home to just under 1,000 residents and has been dry since 1948! With two dry towns, Steuben County is New York's most dry area.
With the smallest population out of all the towns on our list, Lapeer can be found out in Cortland County. Roughly a half-hour away from both Cortland and Ithaca, the small town has remained dry since 1948.
New York’s small towns are certainly intriguing! Do you live in any of these dry towns? To read about more interesting destinations, check out
This Tiny Town In New York With An Incredibly Creepy Past!