Wisconsin Town Crowned One Of The 'Most Beautiful Small Towns' In The U.S.

By Sarah Tate

April 9, 2024

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Some of the most beautiful places in America can be found in the smaller towns decorating the country, often overshadowed by the busier, more popular tourist destinations of big cities. However, it is worth exploring the less-visited towns to see the beauty America has to offer.

Travel + Leisure compiled a list of the 20 "most beautiful small towns" in the U.S., breathtaking destinations that have a population under 20,000 and that "offer a glimpse [of the] variety of gorgeous places" around the country, like a California bay, an Alaska town with views of glaciers and a small Hawaiian island nicknamed "Pineapple Island," to name a few.

Among the list is Wisconsin's own Bayfield, one of the smallest towns in the entire state with a population around 600. This is what T+L had to say about Bayfield:

"Bayfield, on the shores of Lake Superior, offers a combination of coastal charm and Victorian beauty. 'Bayfield is also the gateway to the Apostle Islands, a collection of 21 heavily wooded islands trimmed with sandstone cliffs, lined with miles of pristine sand beaches, and protected as a National Lakeshore,' said Anne Sayers, secretary-designee of the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. 'Visitors enjoy incomparable stargazing, including occasional glimpses of the northern lights, kayaking the sea caves, and visiting a collection of historic lighthouses."

See the full list at Travel + Leisure to read up on the most beautiful small towns in the country.

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