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.
Small towns in New England are known for their windy back roads covered in trees.
Some of them have quaint street names like Chestnut Land Road.
And Bee Brook Road.
What would a New England town be without a local Dunkin' Donuts?
And gorgeous fall foliage on big, boasting trees.
Forests of trees basically engulf every other sign of life.
There obviously isn't a shortage of cider mills in buildings that look like red houses.
And traditional churches with steeples are abound.
In one of the many antique shops, you might even find an original copy of Raggedy Andy Stories.
Or really old and expensive silver cutlery.
Plus, you also have your "lovely English 2-tiered tea stand" from the 1940s.
Don't worry, there are also road signs to warn you about horses crossing.
These towns also have lots of barns, even if the homes aren't located on actual farms.
Most of them happen to be red.
Seriously though, what's up with all the red barns?
Of course, there are magnifying glasses to better enhance your vision.
Not to mention parks full of water and greenery.
A New England small town wouldn't be complete without a few American flags flying in the wind.
Even the market likes to remind you that you're in a small town by labeling its produce section: Country Garden.
You can't walk too far without coming across a wooden bench under a tree, perfect for pondering and taking moments for yourself.
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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