10/27/2014 08:00 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

6 Of America's Favorite Little Towns You Need To Visit This Fall

As with certain seasons and songs, sometimes you just want to take a back road or enjoy all that a quiet, peaceful town has to offer. Fall is a cozy season, and with that comes a longing for tiny towns with quaint B&Bs and little carriage tours.

Just in time for colder weather, here are a few towns, courtesy of Travel + Leisure, that you'll definitely fall in love with this season:

1. Hood River, Oregon
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You might not think of Oregon as a prime fall destination, but Hood River has all of the wineries, orchards and access to great hiking you could want in a seasonal getaway, roughly 60 miles out of Portland.

2. Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Portsmouth calls itself one of the oldest towns in America -- it features a museum with four centuries of goodies, the home of a Declaration of Independence signer and a beautiful Market Square district for all the apple cider and knickknacks you need.

3. Ogunquit, Maine
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Ogunquit means "beautiful place by the sea," and we couldn't agree more. With somewhere around 1,000 residents, this charming alternative to Portland is just as fun but not quite as crowded in the fall. Make sure to go clamming and deep sea fishing (the season ends soon!).

4. Bayfield, Wisconsin
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Head to Bayfield to explore the nearby Apostle Islands sea caves which tend to freeze up in cold temperatures, and be sure to catch the very last bit of leaf-peeping season in this quaint town of about 500 residents.

5. Lewisburg, West Virginia
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This tiny town, hidden in Greenbrier Valley, is great for those who like antiquing, art galleries and romantic little cafes for sipping hot cocoa.

6. Beaufort, North Carolina
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This Carolina town has it all -- historic houses, picturesque waterfront views and a double-decker bus tour to take in everything this delightful fall escape has to offer.



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