New York December 22, 2016
11 Small Towns In New York Where Everyone Knows Your Name
We’ll never be able to get over the endless amount of delightful communities that can be found all throughout New York. All featuring their own alluring qualities, there’s something about our teensy tiny towns that seems to win us over immediately. Like walking into an episode of your favorite TV show, these 11 small towns will make you feel right at home when you visit them.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
One of our favorite towns to visit during this time of year, Skaneateles is a breathtaking place to see. Right in Onondaga County on the northern shores of Skaneateles Lake, the town is known for being full of smiles and friendly faces that are all well acquainted with each other. From a beautiful pier that will bring you out on the lake to waterfront restaurants and parks that will give you equally stunning views, there's so much to love about this gorgeous town in the Finger Lakes.
It doesn't get much more remote than this! Up amongst the Fulton Chain of Lakes in our Adirondack Park, you can find the wonderful town of Inlet. With a population of roughly 300 residents, it would be almost silly if everyone here didn't know each other's names! If you're looking to take an outdoor adventure in a town amongst friendly residents, then you won't regret taking a trip up to the wilderness here in Hamilton County.
Another town with roughly 300 residents,
is simply a charming destination. If you've yet to step foot inside of this Cattaraugus County village, then the winter season is the perfect time to do just that. Home to the Holiday Valley Resort and plenty of other seasonal activities, you'll feel right at home out here in Western New York.
A beautiful town in Delaware County, Roxbury has a population of roughly 2,000 residents and is the perfect place to visit if you want to get away from it all. And by get away from it all, I mean really get away from it all, you'll even have a hard time finding cellphone service out this way! Home to one of our most favorite and
whimsical hotels, you'll find that most people in this area know exactly who's who.
5. Sackets Harbor
Head up north amongst the Thousand Islands and you'll find plenty of small towns where everybody is familiar with one another. Sackets Harbor has a population of just over 1,000 residents and is surrounded by the unbelievable beauty that you can find out along the shores of Lake Ontario. Filled with history, the town features a wonderful Visitors Center and a historic battlefield site that will fascinate you.
Head out to New York's western border and escape to the small town of Lewiston in Niagara County. Here town residents get the luxury of being within arm's reach of some of New York's best attractions, all without having to deal with the chaos of living in a city.
Right near the Pennsylvania border, the town of Narrowsburg is home to roughly 400 friendly residents who have formed a wonderful community. Situated right along the Delaware River, the town is a great place to check out if you're looking to take an adventure on the water.
8. Penn Yan
At the north end of Keuka Lake's east branch you can find the picturesque village of
Like so many of our towns in the Finger Lakes, Penn Yan features a winery, along with one of the best diners you'll ever visit and the Keuka Lake Outlet Trail that's incredible to explore.
9. Little Falls
With a population of just over 1,500 residents, Little Falls has an area of just over 22-square miles, making it nearly impossible not to know everyone in town. Nestled among the hills in Herkimer County, the town features easy access to the Erie Canal and other recreational activities that manage to keep its residents and visitors busy all throughout the year.
Another Adirondack town that's full of charm, Newcomb is home to roughly 400 residents. An hour's drive from popular places to visit like Lake George and our High Peaks, the small town offers a remote getaway to those who are lucky enough to call it home. With nothing but the peace and quiet of the mountains and wilderness, you can count on everyone in the area knowing one another.
11. Shelter Island
Ringing true to those who even find themselves living in our larger towns on the island, many of our Long Island residents are friendly and familiar with each other! The small area of Shelter Island is completely surrounded by the ocean and quaint waterfront towns of Suffolk County that will steal your breath away.
Did your favorite tiny town not make its way onto this list? To find out about more wonderful places you should explore, read about
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