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The definitive list of The Empire State also known as New York's most picturesque and charming small towns to visit or just live in.

It's wonderful to hear about the picturesque and charming small towns in New York State. Each of these towns offers its unique beauty and attractions, making them ideal destinations for visitors and potential residents. From the scenic beauty of Lake Placid to the historic charm of Sleepy Hollow and the cultural richness of Woodstock, there's something for everyone to enjoy in these New York towns.

Skaneateles, with its well-preserved historic buildings, is a gem worth exploring for its historical significance and architectural beauty. Whether it's a weekend getaway or a place to call home, these towns showcase the diverse and captivating spirit of New York State.

Most folks love to visit picture-perfect places. World Atlas, a website publishing content about resources and entertainment on geography, has revealed New York's most picturesque towns, and we included one they may have overlooked.

Small towns with charm dot the NY landscape, natural beauty, and colorful communities. Here are the most picturesque small towns in New York State.

In alphabetical order, City Island - A Slice of NYC Paradise is included in our list. Prior to European colonization, the island now known as City Island was inhabited by Native Americans, possibly the Wiechquaeskeck band of the Lenapepeople who left shell middens indicating that they had gathered, cooked, and consumed oysters and clams on the island. The island was part of a very large property, about 50,000 acres, to which the English physician Thomas Pell established ownership in a treaty signed by five Lenape sachems in 1654. Lake Placid, Sleepy Hollow, Watkins Glen, New Paltz, Kingston, Saugerties, Woodstock, Montauk, and last but not least is Skaneateles this historic district boasts a wealth of well-preserved 19th-century buildings and has been a part of the National Register of Historic Places since 1984.…