Most People Didn’t Know These 13 Small Towns In New York Exist

More often than not, when people from out-of-state hear that you’re from New York they automatically assume that you’re from the Big Apple. While this may come as shocking news to you, there are some pretty amazing small towns in New York. While the phrase “small towns” has taken on a new and wider meaning, we decided to make this list a bit more specific for you.

Here are 13 super tiny towns in New York that all have populations of less than a thousand residents:

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Do you want to take a road trip to several small towns around the state? Then check out our previous article, The Ultimate New York Small Towns Road Trip.

Address: Sylvan Beach, NY, USA
Address: Turin, NY 13473, USA
Address: Fishers Island, NY 06390, USA
Address: Fire Island, NY, USA
Address: Speculator, NY, USA
Address: Inlet, NY 13360, USA
Address: Fleischmanns, NY, USA
Address: New Suffolk, NY, USA
Address: Cherry Creek, NY 14723, USA
Address: Panama, NY 14767, USA
Address: Lyons Falls, NY 13368, USA
Address: Schaghticoke, NY 12154, USA
Address: Sodus Point, NY, USA
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Tiny Towns In New York

February 16, 2021

What are some of the best tiny towns in New York?

If you are looking for a quiet getaway from the city, a natural inclination may be to visit a small town. The Empire State is filled with some spectacular small towns that offer the peace and quiet and calm atmosphere many of us desire. From Cold Spring which is accessible by the Metro-North Rail to iconic Woodstock, notorious for its music festival in the 1960s, there’s no shortage of tiny places to visit around the state. For a helpful list of charming small towns, visit our previous article here.

What is the most unique town in New York?

Although New York has quite a few unique towns, Lily Dale is up there in terms of uniqueness. Sitting on the southern shores of Cassadaga Lake, it is known as the world’s largest center of spiritualism. At least 50 registered mediums call this tiny town home and each has their name on signs in front of their houses. This gated community of nearly 300 residents allows outsiders to visit in the summer months for a fee. For more information on this unique New York town, visit our previous article, The Unique Town Near Buffalo That’s Anything But Ordinary.

What is the most beautiful small town in New York?

With so many perfectly picturesque small towns in New York, it’s hard to choose just one to be crowned most beautiful. Sackets Harbor hosts stunning views of Lake Ontario along with historic sites and fantastic restaurants. Naples is known for its wineries, gorgeous views, and waterfalls. And Rhinebeck offers views of the Catskill Mountains and is an ideal spot for a weekend getaway.

Address: Sylvan Beach, NY, USA
Address: Turin, NY 13473, USA
Address: Fishers Island, NY 06390, USA
Address: Fire Island, NY, USA
Address: Speculator, NY, USA
Address: Inlet, NY 13360, USA
Address: Fleischmanns, NY, USA
Address: New Suffolk, NY, USA
Address: Cherry Creek, NY 14723, USA
Address: Panama, NY 14767, USA
Address: Lyons Falls, NY 13368, USA
Address: Schaghticoke, NY 12154, USA
Address: Sodus Point, NY, USA