Must See Small Towns in America

Every city and town in America has interesting and appealing highlights. Traversing the country seeking small towns provides a different glimpse of America. Culture, history, geography, foods and beverages, and various attractions give us fabulous opportunities to explore today. Pack your bags and let us visit small towns in America.

Walla Walla, Washington

Walla Walla, Washington, named the friendliest small town in America in 2011 is the first stop on our small town road trips. This charming community is nestled at the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains in Eastern Washington.

Best known for it’s agricultural background, Walla Walla plays home to thousands of acres of rolling wheat fields and also boasts over 100 local wineries. In fact, Walla Walla has become renowned for her wine scene and has been named America’s Best Wine Region for three years in a row.

Make sure you add this small town to you list and check out all that it offers from wine and food to outdoor recreation.

Newberry, Michigan

A distinguished location on the Pure Michigan® Trail, Newberry is a small American town with a great deal to explore today. Towns on the designated trails provide some of the best outdoor experiences in Michigan. Newberry also has two other interesting identifiers. It is known as the Moose Capital of its state, and Newberry is referred to in Longfellow’s poem, “The Song of Hiawatha.”

Newberry is an all-season destination. For outdoor enthusiasts, Newberry is well-positioned for visitors to access waterways, beaches, trails for hiking, biking, walking, and snowmobiling. Also providing easy access to Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Newberry lets you readily access the Upper Peninsula.

The Upper and Lower Falls in Tahquamenon Falls State Park offer breathtaking views of two fabulous waterfalls. Michigan’s largest water at over two hundred feet, water in the Upper Falls gushes over 50,000 gallons. The Lower Falls presents a more serene scene with five smaller falls. An organic compound, tannins, create a brownish coloring in the water, which gives them their moniker of Root Beer Falls.

Brevard, North Carolina

Another great destination to explore today is Brevard, North Carolina. When you arrive, parts of the town may feel familiar to you. If you have seen either The Hunger Games or The Last of the Mohicans, scenes in the movie were filmed in this picturesque small town.

Also known for incredible natural beauty, outdoor enthusiasts will have a plethora of options from which to choose. The area is home to over two hundred and fifty waterfalls. Located in Dupont State Forest, Triple Falls on the Little River is a series of three separate but sequential falls. Their powerful surge of water from heights of over one hundred twenty feet are impressive and awe-inspiring.

After you have snapped your pictures of the falls, hiked one of the many trails, tried fly-fishing, or one of the other outdoor pursuits in an area that offers over 100,000 acres of protected land, head into town. Walk the welcoming downtown and continue to explore today.

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Gonzalo Bayer