These are the 10 Most Alluring Small Towns in New England


Discover the allure of New England's hidden treasures with our guide to the region's 10 most captivating small towns, each boasting its own distinct character and charm.

Historic charm meets natural beauty in this 1761-founded town. Explore covered bridges and national parks, then unwind at the upscale Woodstock Inn & Resort.

Woodstock, Vermont


Home to Williams College and renowned fall foliage. Experience the Ashuwillticook Rail Trail and Mount Greylock for stunning autumn vistas.

Williamstown, Massachusetts


Beyond summer, enjoy lobster spots and the festive Christmas by the Sea. Embrace small-town charm year-round with galleries and coastal beauty.

Ogunquit, Maine


Nestled amid the White Mountains, Conway offers scenic drives along the Kancamagus Highway and memorable train journeys on the Conway Scenic Railroad.

Conway, New Hampshire


America's oldest art colony, Provincetown boasts vibrant LGBTQ+ events, historic charm, and stunning Cape Cod landscapes.

Provincetown, Massachusetts


Coastal allure meets small-town charm at Misquamicut and Watch Hill Beaches. Indulge in local shops and luxurious stays at Ocean House Hotel.

Westerly, Rhode Island


Famous for the Mystic Seaport Museum, this idyllic town offers a glimpse into maritime history and slow living by the sea.

Mystic, Connecticut


Beyond skiing, Stowe dazzles with maple sugaring, and local delights along Route 89. Relax at Trapp Family Lodge, inspired by Austrian heritage.

Stowe, Vermont


Gateway to Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor entices with whale-watching, sunrise vistas, and luxury stays like Bar Harbor Inn.

Bar Harbor, Maine


Experience Martha's Vineyard's rural beauty in Chilmark, home to Menemsha fishing village and the Martha's Vineyard Film Festival.

Chilmark, Massachusetts


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