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Old 05-23-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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Thanks CKH, and to everyone who posted links and images. Now I can't decide which area I like the most - I want to go everywhere!!

I am actually going to be leaving North America from Toronto (to fly to Chile) in December, so being up in the north east, particularly upper NY state makes really good sense, because I can get to Toronto really easily from there.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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Lewiston, Youngstown, Sackets Harbor, Alexandria Bay, Clayton or Cape Vincent make the most sense due to proximity to Canada. Communities 1 and 2 are next to Niagara Falls, whlie the other 4 are in the 1000 Islands Region.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:44 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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Southwest Harbor, Maine
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Old 05-23-2011, 05:27 PM
 
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Olcott NY might work too: Welcome to Olcott and Newfane New York

Same with Wilson NY: Home
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: northern Vermont - previously NM, WA, & MA
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Default Plattsburgh, NY

Plattsburgh, NY would be an awesome choice for autumn and here's why....Location! Location! Location! It's on a beautiful and very large lake (Lake Champlain) at the base of the Adirondack Mountains (awesome colorful mountains in October, great hiking very close by). It's not as pricey as Vermont but if you want to go over to Vermont for the day or spend an afternoon in Burlington you just hop on a ferry and cruise across the lake. Plattsburgh is an hour from Montreal, 45 min to Lake Placid (hosted 1980 Winter Olympics) and 4-5 hours from NYC down I-87. It's more affordable man many other towns in the Adirondacks and especially Vermont, but very close by. I love hanging out up there in any season.

http://www.cityofplattsburgh-ny.gov/Tourism/

http://www.lakestolocks.com/downloads/the_lake_city.pdf (broken link)

http://www.ausablechasm.com/
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Old 05-23-2011, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Any coastal town in Maine.

Boothbay Harbor:

All sizes | Boothbay Harbor, Maine | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/new_england_photography/5681477452/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

Rockland:

All sizes | Rockland, Maine | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mmpartee/2136849747/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

Camden:

All sizes | Camden, Maine | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7694797@N05/469234870/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)


All sizes | Camden Maine | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/65089906@N00/3948914518/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

Stonington:

All sizes | Stonington, Maine Harbor | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/17538542@N00/2614680581/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)

Southwest Harbor:

All sizes | Southwest Harbor Maine | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/rpscott123/3147979247/sizes/z/in/photostream/ - broken link)
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:19 PM
 
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Plattsburgh, NY would be an awesome choice for autumn and here's why....Location! Location! Location! It's on a beautiful and very large lake (Lake Champlain) at the base of the Adirondack Mountains (awesome colorful mountains in October, great hiking very close by). It's not as pricey as Vermont but if you want to go over to Vermont for the day or spend an afternoon in Burlington you just hop on a ferry and cruise across the lake. Plattsburgh is an hour from Montreal, 45 min to Lake Placid (hosted 1980 Winter Olympics) and 4-5 hours from NYC down I-87. It's more affordable man many other towns in the Adirondacks and especially Vermont, but very close by. I love hanging out up there in any season.

City of Plattsburgh

http://www.lakestolocks.com/downloads/the_lake_city.pdf (broken link)

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I thought about that area of the state.and the OP would probably like villages like Champlain or Rouses Point.

The Village of Rouses Point / Lake Champlain

The Village of Champlain
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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How about Midway, Utah?
It has about 2,000 people.
This is what it looks like


The buildings are famous for looking Swiss because that is where many immigrants were from.
It is, according to Google Maps, 59 minutes from Salt Lake's international airport
I don't think it is very expensive to live in, especially compared to Park City and the Colorado towns.
Also, if you came for autumn, you could be here for Swiss Days.

midwayswissdays.com-Official WebSite of Midway Boosters,Inc

Seems to fit all of your criteria. You should certainly consider it.
Pretty pics! All of a sudden I want to visit Utah!
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:08 AM
 
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Plattsburgh and Rouses Point look like lovely options - and it's great they are so close to Canada. THe Maine villages are beautiful, but I'm thinking they might be a bit expensive (they certainly don't look like they'd be cheap to live in!!)
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:42 AM
 
Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Are you going to get a chance to do day trips or touristy type stuff when you get to your new destination?
I keep coming back to this thread because I think the "little finger" area of Michigan, around Traverse City, would be a fun area to spend a few months in. There is a regional airport in Traverse City too.

Leland Michigan : Fishtown, / magazine-picks-leland-mi / Frankfort-Michigan.
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places to see
YouTube sleeping bear dunes / Things To Do - - Traverse City / Interlochen Center for the Arts~ if you like music/arts
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Very touristy and a bit of a drive from the TC area, but unique if you come to MI and get the chance to visit

fc/images/2008jpg / dutch-working-windmill-jpg / Dutch Village

Mackinac Island Michigan
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