Smithsonian Magazine has named Brunswick to its list of “20 Best Small Towns” in its May 2012 issue. The college town comes in at No. 13, between Princeton, N.J., and Siloam Springs, Ark.
“Bowdoin College’s museum features an extensive collection of paintings and sketches by artist Winslow Homer, whose most famous seascapes were painted just a few miles away,” writes Smithsonian‘s Akiva Shen. “Harriet Beecher Stowe penned Uncle Tom’s Cabin in a house now owned by the college.”