Not the coolest, but close.
The votes have been counted and the Schuyler County village of Watkins Glen is the second coolest small town in America according to www.budgettravel.com.
The Travel website says thousands of Budget Travel readers thought enough of theirs to nominate them in the 2013 Coolest Small Town in America contest. To be considered, all your town needs is a population of fewer than 10,000 and the belief that it offers something that folks won't find anywhere else. After hundreds of nominations, they narrowed down a list of 15 finalists and held a month-long online vote this winter. The results? History, culture, wine, outdoor adventures, and of course great food in 10 sweet spots from Maine to California.
The website says they loved Watkins Glen because it's "situated among some of the most beautiful lakes in the U.S., boasts a world-class race track, and those aren't the major reasons to visit, you know you've got a cool town. Hikers and wine lovers find unparalleled trails and vineyards here, making it easy to fill a day with both sweat and style. "
Photo - www.watkinsglenchamber.com
The #1 small town is Lititz, Pennsylvania which is in the Amish Country of Lancaster County.