A resort town since the Gilded Age, Milford is popular with newcomers interested in its Victorian houses. Its famous Grey Towers, built by the first Chief of the U.S. Forestry Service, has a history that reaches back to the 1880's. But that's not the only reason Frommer's named Milford one of the "Ten Coolest Small Towns." The shoppes and gardens that line the streets are what make this hideaway special. And don't miss the Columns Museum, a treasure-trove of local history and lore, and home of the famous "Lincoln Flag." This 36-star flag was draped over the balustrade in presidential box the night Lincoln was assassinated.