10 Coolest Small Towns 2008

By , Tuesday, Aug 19, 2008, 12:00 AM

Source Article: 10 Coolest Small Towns 2008

Port Jervis, N.Y. Population: 9,161. Nearest City: New York, 93 miles. (Michael Mohr)

Bud Ford at his Cripple Creek Dulcimers shop in Manitou Springs, Colo. Population: 5,038. Nearest City: Colorado Springs, 6 miles. (Michael Brands/The New York Times/Redux)

Seared scallops at the Winds Cafe in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Population: 3,675. Nearest City: Dayton, 21 miles. (Ryan Kurtz)

Practicing circus tricks at Mazomanie Movement Arts Center in Mazomanie, Wis. Population: 1,522. Nearest City: Madison, 24 miles. (Nathan Kirkman)

Toby's CoffeeBar in Point Reyes Station, Calif. Population: 818. Nearest City: San Francisco, 39 miles. (M.P. Morel/Figaro/GMAImages)

Chase's Daily in Belfast, Maine. Population: 6,840. Nearest City: Portland, 102 miles. (David Mclain)

Catskill, N.Y.'s 1920 Community Theatre on Main Street. Population: 4,340. Nearest City: Albany, 35 miles. (Michael Mohr)

Twyla McBride's MoonGoddess shop in Truth or Consequences, N.M. Population: 7,163. Nearest City: El Paso, Tex., 123 miles. (Karen Kuehn)

Downtown Livingston, Mont., in the shadow of the Rockies. Population: 7,062. Nearest City: Bozeman, 25 miles. (Walter Bibikow/Age Fotostock)

Revolution in White River Junction, Vt. Population: 2,569. Nearest City: Manchester, N.H., 76 miles. (Michael Piazza)