15 Best Small Towns to Visit in New York State

The state of New York tends to be eclipsed by the city of New York. But small towns here have lots to offer – including gorgeous mountains, wonderful wineries, rustic charm, outdoor adventure, and interesting history. The scenery and culture alone are worth exploring.

Here are our picks for some of the best of small town New York:

1. Cold Spring

Cold Spring - New York

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Cold Spring – New York

With a population around 2,000, and a spot on the National Register of Historic Places, Cold Spring is a popular spot for a weekend city escape. Many of the buildings in the downtown area are from the 19th century and locals pride themselves that most of the shops are independently owned.

If you like rambling around with no particular place to go, Cold Spring offers charm, quiet, and comfort. If you want a little outdoor adventure, the Hudson River passes by and boating and kayaking are offered. You can also try golfing, biking, or hiking here. Be sure to visit the historic West Point Foundry, and Moo Moo’s Creamery.

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