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Old Posted Sep 27, 2019, 4:08 PM
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ha. may be in mendocino this weekend depends on how far north i have to go on short notice for a campsite. i definitely have a thing for austere edge-places.
Oh man, I am envious! Such a beautiful area... and I agree, it does have somewhat of an 'edge of the world' feel to it.
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In Canada I find some of the small towns between Toronto and Ottawa to be the more charming. You can find some very intact, complete, downtowns with great colonial architecture. Eastern Ontario does grey stone very well which I love.

I used to think SW Ontario had the best towns, but after doing some exploring in Eastern Ontario they really just feel that much more substantial - better landscapes too. A few more to add:

Brockville: https://goo.gl/maps/YHaWXyNxK8YsFiG4A
Port Hope: https://goo.gl/maps/U9pw3omhadT85BKw9
Carleton Place: https://goo.gl/maps/eP3EJsRfVpC8AV1o7
Napanee: https://goo.gl/maps/2mYA4aWGzgMuSpC9A
Picton: https://goo.gl/maps/WoLj82UnvNdy2qoC7

Though these are all in the 10,000-20,000 range, which may be larger than what this thread was intended for?
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i tend to like the college towns, with i think my favorite being athens, georgia.

for ohio its hard to pick against super charming, hippy yellow springs, which was also a small college town. or oberlin, its ne ohio radical small college town twin, for the architecture and culture.

outside of what, the crappy hood part of bridgeport, you generally cannot go wrong with smalltown anywhere along the coast from nyc to boston. noank or stonington? the cape? come on. its nice.

for an outsider coastal pick, i am pulling for brunswick, ga. i love that little, sleepy, old, raw downtown strip and the homes nearby. i kinda like wilmington, nc too.

so many places -- its way too hard to choose!
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2019, 5:38 PM
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I don't really have a favorite that I can narrow it down to but I do love Rhinebeck, NY and Shepherdstown, WV.
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Clinton NY, Old Forge NY, Woodstock VT, and any other quaint town up in that part of the country.
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My favourite ones here...



1. Trinity -an old English village a few hundred. One of the more touristy parts of the province.

Trinity by R C, on Flickr

Trinity by R C, on Flickr

2. Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove - a thousand or so people in a suburban fishing village just outside the capital.

Newfoundland Landscape-137 by Perla Copernik, on Flickr

IMG_5370 by Sheldon Tuck, on Flickr

3. Francois - a little Irish village of a couple dozen, one of the few remaining on our south coast without roads/cars.

Francois by Viktor Posnov, on Flickr

Francois 30 by Douglas Sprott, on Flickr

4. St. Pierre, France - around 6,000 people (but on an island just next to us)

Terre Neuve et St-Pierre et Miquelon by R C, on Flickr

Terre Neuve et St-Pierre et Miquelon by R C, on Flickr

5. Bonavista - a town of a couple thousand.

Bonavista by R C, on Flickr

Bonavista by R C, on Flickr
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The best small towns in Arizona are mining towns turned hippie/artist enclaves. Someone mentioned Jerome earlier. I'll give a shout to Bisbee, AZ. Population ~5,500.

https://www.google.com/maps/@31.4416...7i13312!8i6656


Cool old Art Deco courthouse:


https://www.flickr.com/photos/army_arch/16324997072

Home of the Bisbee Bicycle Brothel, a bike-shop-cum-museum that's worth the trip itself if you're into bikes:

Video Link

http://bisbeebicyclebrothel.com/

Open for mine tours if you're into that:


http://www.queenminetour.com/Mine-Tours


http://www.travel2arizona.com/bisbee...-town-227.html
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I mentioned Bullhead City, AZ. It's definitely worth a visit if you're visiting Vegas, Laughlin or the State Line (Primm) casinos.

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Midcoast and Downeast Maine have the best small towns: Camden, Bath, Wiscasset, Boothbay / Boothbay Harbor, Belfast, Bar Harbor...
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In Quebec, on the Lower North Shore, the tiny town of Tadoussac, a trading post dating back to 1600. Good food. Nice people.

Les Éboulements and Baie St-Paul in Charlevoix. Across the St Lawrence; Rivière-du-Loup and Kamouraska.

In the Eastern Townships; Brome Lake-Knowlton, North Hatley, Sutton.

Vermont; Craftsbury Common; a tiny town built around a common where every single house is white clapboard and green shutters. A true blue Vermont prototype of a pristine hamlet. It's almost corny. Montpelier; the smallest State Capital in the US with a surprisingly vibrant.little downtown.

Nova Scotia; Lunenburg and Peggy's Cove.

California: (a State in the Western United States of America)
San Luis Obispo, Carmel, Laguna Beach, Stinson Beach.
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In the US, Idaho Springs, CO is charming.

But we have nothing on the small towns in the Swiss Alps... (places like Wengen or Zermatt).
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I am sure New England has some incredible gems...but I've never ventured that far north(sad, I know).

I think Eureka Arkansas(pop 2,000) is a nice town.

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4022...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@36.4034...7i13312!8i6656

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I've always had this weird interest in Bisbee. Then in the military, I met a dude from there and he made me want to go even more. Some places you just can't explain in words why they seem so attractive...
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Mt. Dora, Florida. It's a charming, artsy town on a hill overlooking a huge lake. It's just outside of Orlando.
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My favourite ones here...

3. Francois - a little Irish village of a couple dozen, one of the few remaining on our south coast without roads/cars.

Francois by Viktor Posnov, on Flickr



omg, heaven. moving there now.
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Old Posted Oct 1, 2019, 2:44 AM
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i was in mendocino over the weekend. as touristy as it is, it has an absolute buck-wild feel...new england old west town (?) meets a kansas plain (in front of a pacific northwest forest) slamming into the pacific
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