The 13 villages on this list are small, there is no denying it. In fact each has a population under 1,000 residents.  Still, for veteran road warriors like me (and you?), each has that certain something that will call to us from the road and invite us to stop and explore.  Why is the National Abolition Museum in a tiny Upstate New York village?  What are the Three Bears and why won't you see anything like them in the state?  A whole village dedicated to selling books?  A place with a few hundred residents that is the center for spiritual life studies in the state?  All fascinating, all worth a stop, and all....very small!

These Tiny Upstate Villages Each Has An Amazing Historical Footnote

Each of the 13 villages on this list has less than 1,000 residents. Still, they all have something worth stopping by for a visit too. Something historic, fun, or just plain fascinating, each is worth a side trip. Visit the Three Bears in Ovid (pop. 602). You won't see that anywhere else in the U.S. Stop and say hello to TV stars "The Beekman Boys" in Sharon Springs (pop. 558). And why is the National Abolition Museum and Hall of Fame in Peterboro (pop.176)? Each of these tiny map dots have a great story to tell.

REST IN PEACE: The Upstate New York Final Resting Places of 32 Famous Americans

Lots of notable people have called Upstate New York home... so much so that they've been buried here.

Take a look... if you dare.