These Are the Most Charming Small Towns in Each State, According to a Report

A new Reader's Digest report is out that reveals the most charming town in each of the country's 50 states.

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Orange Beach is a tiny beach community on the Gulf of Mexico that offers an abundance of wildlife from seabirds to dolphins to sea turtles.
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Skagway, a town full of historic-structured buildings, is located in the Inside Passage region of Alaska and offers a trail system that takes hikers to lakes and waterfalls.
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Eureka Springs is an Arkansas community filled with Victorian homes with a downtown area entirely on the National Register of Historic Places.
Bisbee is smack-dab in the middle of the Mule Mountains, about 90 miles southeast of Tucson. Filled with 19th-century architecture and sits on a jaw-dropping red mountains background.
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Carmel-by-the-Sea sits about 100 miles South of San Francisco and is blocks from the ocean and is perfect for bikers.
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Right in the middle of the San Juan Mountain in Colorado with a waterfall in the backdrop, Telluride was built during the state's Gold Rush and offers ski resorts in the winter months and hiking trails in the warmer months.
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Woodbury, a small New England town in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut, the third-smallest state, is home the Antiques Capital of the Constitution State.
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New Castle, a riverside town with loads of history, is filled with cobblestone streets, shops, businesses and homes.
Naples, Florida, is known as a vacation getaway filled with sidewalk restaurants in a tropical setting, white sand beaches and cultural attractions.
Helen sits in the Blue Ridge mountains and is filled with cobblestone streets, an abundance of shops and German-inspired food.
Hana is located on Maui and offers a small-town feel while enjoying the natural side of Hawaii.
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Wallace, a small old mining town in northern Idaho, is surrounded by mountains, which makes it a great visit for outdoor activities.
Galena, classic small town America, is the former home to President Ulysses S. Grant and is filled with art galleries, antique shops and vineyards.
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Located about 20 minutes northwest of Indianapolis, Zionsville is a small village town with brick streets weaving the town's rolling hills and has an abundance of locally-owned shops and restaurants.
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Decorah is in northeast Iowa and has a strong Norwegian heritage and visitors can take advantage of the 11-mile bike loop that trails around the whole community. The small town hosts an annual Nordic Fest every single summer.
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This small Kansas town in Marshall County has a historic background and is the first home station on the Pony Express west of St. Joseph, Missouri.
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Paducah, lined with brick sidewalks and trees, is home to the National Quilt Museum and offers loads of locally-owned cafés.
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Take a boat tour along Bayou Lafourche in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
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Camden, a mountain and ocean side town in Maine, offers hiking, water activities and breathtaking views of the Camden Harbor.
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Easton, the small Maryland town only about an hour and a half from Baltimore and Washington D.C., is well-known for its performing arts and culinary scenes and plays host to several festivals through the year.
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Located in western Massachusetts and in the middle of several rural New England communities, Shelburne Falls is home to farms and quiet streets with shops lining them. It has been seen as the setting for at least two movies.
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Frankenmuth, home to German roots, is a tiny village with appealing hotels and inns and has the world's largest Christmas store.
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A mainly-summer vacation spot for visitors, Nisswa officers a downtown area with more than 50 shops and restaurants right off the shores of Gull Lake.
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Natchez, Mississippi, is reported to be a true Southern hospitality town that sits high above the Mississippi River.
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Right on Route 66, one of the country's original highways, is the Missouri town of Carthage. The town, which was burned during the Civil War but was rebuilt in the 1800s, is on the National Register of Historic Places.
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Surrounded by lakes, spots to fish and hiking trails is Libby, Montana, a town with a view of the Cabinet Mountain Range.
Once part of the Oregon Trail, be sure to make a visit to the national historic sites in town, especially Scott’s Bluff National Monument.
Just 30 minutes east of Las Vegas is the quiet town of Boulder City, Nevada.
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Right on Lake Winnipesaukee is Meredith, New Hampshire. Visitors can enjoy tax-free shopping, hiking and boating in the summer and snow activities in the winter.
A short drive from New York or Pennsylvania in Camden County, New Jersey, Haddonfield visitors can enjoy window shopping, sidewalk cafes and can stay in old-fashion-style inns.
In the middle of Albuquerque and Santa Fe is a tiny New Mexico town called Madrid. It's on the scenic, 50-mile Turquoise Trail National Scenic Byway that connects Albuquerque and Santa Fe.
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Right on Skaneateles Lake in central New York, visitors can head out on a boat and listen to live music in the summer.
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New Bern is reported to have loads of history and is also the adopted home to author Nicholas Sparks.
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With a small town feel, Watford City's claim to fame is the largest petrified tree stump, which is 17,000 pounds.
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Lebanon, Ohio, is home to the state's oldest operating business, The Golden Lamb.
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Guthrie, Oklahoma, is home to the smallest national park and visitors can take a horse carriage to tour its historic downtown area.
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Joseph, Oregon, is located at the bottom of the Wallowa Mountains and is filled with life-size bronze sculptures.
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Get the views of local mountains in a scenic area of Pennsylvania. There is also an old jail that is reported to be haunted in Jim Thorpe.
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Warren, a coastal Rhode Island town, is home to the earliest surviving brick home.
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Beaufort, South Carolina's second-oldest city, is set on the ocean and is filled with Civil War-era homes.
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Hill City, South Dakota, is surrounded by scenic landscapes.
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Known to be a mountain gateway because Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is located right at the entrance of America's most-popular national park, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Fredericksburg is said to be in the middle of Texas wine country and is filled with dozens of vineyards.
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Kanab, Utah, is home to the biggest animal sanctuary in the country.
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Manchester is in between Vermont's Green and Taconic Mountains and offers activities for all whether it is summer or winter time.
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Staunton, known for its music and arts scene, is set in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.
Leavenworth, Washington, has a population of just under 2,000 and has a Cascade Mountain Range background.
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The Appalachian Trail goes through Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, which is bordered by the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers.
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Kohler, Wisconsin, is home of the Kohler Company.
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A great place to stay if you're visiting nearby Yellowstone National Park, Cody, Wyoming, is named after Buffalo Bill Cody.
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