3 MORE Tiny New York Towns You Won’t Get Bored In
There are roughly 500 towns in New York state with less than 1000 people living there, but how many of those places have lots to do? At least 6.
In part 1 of our "Tiny Town" series, Sylvan Beach, Inlet, and Speculator all received praise for not being boring. Despite their size, there's still plenty to do. Today we'll highlight 3 more tiny towns that aren't blah, blah, blah.
1. Lake George
Lake George has one of the most beautiful lakes in all of New York, and according to Oyster.com it's tops in the nation.
Lake George is also home to some of the best restaurants in the Empire State. The Shoreline serves up crab cakes that are near perfect, and their Shrimp and Scallops Primavera will leave you supremely satisfied. Great Escape amusement park will please kids of all ages.
The summer months are certainly more booming than the winter, but even when there's snow on the ground, Lake George has a lot to offer. The annual Polar Plunge attracts brave souls from around the state, and the winter carnival is one, of the best. According to the Lake George Chamber:
Lake George holds onto the treasures of its history, yet welcomes new initiatives such as the new Festival Commons and Environmental Park that brings even more charm, excitement, education, and culture to our magnificent region.
Rhinecliff is a hamlet located in the town of Rhinebeck, Dutchess County, New York. At last count, Rhinecliff's population was 425. One of the area's main attractions is the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. While you're there, you can watch vintage planes fly, and even take a ride in Biplane.
You can also take a culinary walking tour, and enjoy some of the finest cuisine in the state. The Beekman Arms and Delamater Inn is one of the area's premiere restaurants.
If you're feeling adventurous, venture into the Ferncliff Forest, climb the fire tower, and enjoy spectacular views of the Hudson Valley.
According to their website:
The forest is available for hiking, camping, mountain biking, skiing, fishing, and picnics at no charge. Along the 4 miles of trials are the remains of hand-dug wells, cisterns, root cellars and old foundations.
Enjoy a relaxing massage at Haven Spa, and take a ride into the Village of Rhinebeck to check out some the state's cutest shops and boutiques.
3. East Durham
Techinically, East Durham shouldn't be included on this list because their population is currently 1041. However, we wanted to include it because there's so much fun stuff to do there. Located in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, East Durham is home to one of the Empire State's best water parks: Zoom Flume.
Saloon of East Durham is serving up some of the most succulent steaks in all of New York, and their Jesse James Pasta al Forno is ridiculous. The saloon may not be located in the wild west, but that doesn't matter much.