Channing Sargent
September 21, 2016 12:52 pm
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Sure, we’ve been to the big cities: New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco…but there’s so much more to America. Some of the little towns listed in Country Living‘s “40 American Towns You Haven’t Heard of But Should Visit ASAP” we don’t even know how to pronounce, let alone know how to get there. But we sure can’t wait to find out. Here are our top 12 picks, for our next American Pie road trip, or maybe our wedding destination? Hmmm….

A river town on the Damariscotta (haven’t heard of it? Either had we.), its shores are lined with oyster shells that historians say are from Native American gatherings 2,500 years ago.

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In May, they celebrate the “Tulip Time Festival,” honoring their Dutch roots.

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A coal mining town where we’d for sure get Loretta Lynn songs stuck in our heads.

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Countryside, lakes and covered bridges. Americana at its prettiest.

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Called the “Cream City,” all 1,372 of its population live within one square mile.

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The bed and breakfast capital of America with a population of just 754!

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A quaint town with a series of barns called Shelburne Farms where people can milk cows and watch cheesemakers make cheddars. YUM.

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Wine tasting in Texas? Yep, indeedy – that’s what Fredericksburg is known for.

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A spruce and hemlock rainforest and humpback whale watching sound like a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

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A 77-foot waterfall that you can swim underneath!! Booking a flight now…

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We can only imagine the awesome finds at the largest flea market in the country.

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Straight out of an Old Western.

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