Stowe, Vermont in mid-October, featuring the Stowe Community Church. Photo by Terry Foote. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License.

The folks at Travel + Leisure today rounded up some of the best small towns in the United States with under 15,000 residents and Stowe, Vermont is among 11 small towns they recommend for your next getaway.

Here’s what they had to say about Stowe,

“Located in northern Vermont, Stowe is another mountain town worth visiting year-round. During the spring and summer months, visitors can enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and biking, and come winter, skiing at Stowe Mountain Resort is a popular choice. Autumn is a particularly beautiful time to visit this charming small town, as the leaves turn vivid shades of red, orange, and gold, making it one of the best places to see fall foliage in the United States.”

Joining Stowe on the list are Telluride, Colorado; Carmel-by-the-Sea, California; Sedona, Arizona; Hudson, New York; Beaufort, South Carolina; St. Augustine, Florida; Kennebunkport, Maine; Grand Marais, Minnesota; Mackinac Island, Michigan; and Whitefish, Montana.

See the full story here – 11 of the Best Small Towns in America

Of course, before traveling anywhere check current COVID-19 restrictions in your home state and the state that you plan on traveling to.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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