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    21 Things You Find In A New England Small Town

    I spent an afternoon in Washington, Connecticut, the town that inspired the fictional town of Stars Hollow in Gilmore Girls. Here are a few things I saw.

    1. Small towns in New England are known for their windy back roads covered in trees.

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    2. Some of them have quaint street names like Chestnut Land Road.

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    3. And Bee Brook Road.

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    4. What would a New England town be without a local Dunkin' Donuts?

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    Even though it's not located in Washington itself, Dunkin' Donuts is a short drive away from a nearby town.

    5. And gorgeous fall foliage on big, boasting trees.

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    6. Forests of trees basically engulf every other sign of life.

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    7. There obviously isn't a shortage of cider mills in buildings that look like red houses.

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    8. And traditional churches with steeples are abound.

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    9. In one of the many antique shops, you might even find an original copy of Raggedy Andy Stories.

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    10. Or really old and expensive silver cutlery.

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    11. Plus, you also have your "lovely English 2-tiered tea stand" from the 1940s.

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    12. Don't worry, there are also road signs to warn you about horses crossing.

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    13. These towns also have lots of barns, even if the homes aren't located on actual farms.

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    14. Most of them happen to be red.

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    15. Seriously though, what's up with all the red barns?

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    16. Of course, there are magnifying glasses to better enhance your vision.

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    17. Not to mention parks full of water and greenery.

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    18. A New England small town wouldn't be complete without a few American flags flying in the wind.

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    19. Even the market likes to remind you that you're in a small town by labeling its produce section: Country Garden.

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    20. You can't walk too far without coming across a wooden bench under a tree, perfect for pondering and taking moments for yourself.

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    21. And most importantly, the views are to die for...even if you're standing in the middle of a gas station.

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