New England’s Best Small Towns

From mountains to shoreline, our region offers no end of burgs filled with postcard ingredients: gleaming church spires, warm old red brick, jewel-like town greens. The 15 best towns, though, have something extra—a certain flavor that offers not just great snapshots, but also a great escape.

Photo by Martin Child/Getty

Photo by Martin Child/Getty

Little Compton, RI · Hancock, NH · Sharon, CT · Woodstock, VT

Hanover, NH · Essex, CT · Great Barrington, MA

Camden, ME · Dorset, VT · Shulburne Falls, MA

Putname, CT · Lyndonville, VT · Harvard, MA · Rangeley, ME