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Yankee Magazine's May/June 2012 Issue Names 287 "Best of New England— Editors' Choice" Winners

Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2012 Issue Names 287 “Best of New England— Editors’ Choice” Winners
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For 36 years, this Special Issue: Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region.

DUBLIN, New Hampshire (April 16, 2012)— Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2012 Travel Guide, on newsstands April 24, features 287 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the region’s best dining and lodging venues, attractions, adventures, local secrets, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around New England and shares 15 walks— from strolls on Martha’s Vineyard, an inn-to-inn trek in Vermont, and a cliff walk in Maine. Treat yourself and celebrate the season with fresh recipes for summer’s first fruit— strawberries. Plus, feast at the best 12 lobster shacks in our six state region.

“Our love of walking inspired this issue’s walking theme. No two walks are ever the same. That’s the beauty of seeing anyplace— whether for the first or the thousandth time— on foot. Travel at your own pace, stop when you wish, sit by a timeless stone wall, marvel at the intricacies of a 200-year-old tree, admire how a dirt road beckons in a way that hardtop rarely does,” says Yankee’s editor Mel Allen. “This special travel issue also highlights ‘The Best of New England’ (p. 85): more sights to see, things to do, places to eat or spend an overnight than most of us could possibly fit into even the most jam-packed vacation. Wherever you may travel this season in New England, there’s certain to be a Yankee ‘Best’ nearby.”

Inside Yankee’s May/June Issue

Feature stories:

“Time to Daydream” — by Annie Graves (page 52): Explore southern Vermont at your own speed on an inn-to-inn walking trek through villages and byways. Plus: Five additional walking-tour sponsors around New England.

“A Trail for Bold Walkers” — by Ian Aldrich (page 60): Raw and untamed, Maine’s Bold Coast Trail offers unforgettable Down East vistas. Plus: Six more cliff walks in three states.

“Walking Providence” — by Justin Shatwell (page 68): In the historic heart of Rhode Island’s capital city beats a warm and welcoming vibe. Plus: Seven more strolls around New England cities.

“A Walk of One’s Own” — by Jamie Stringfellow (page 76): From bustling town to quiet forest to beachside trail, Martha’s Vineyard will enchant you. Plus: Three guided walks around the island.

Best of New England — Editors’ Choice.

Yankee’s editors and special travel contributors name 287 winners for 2012. Listings are sorted by state and category. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Lakeside Lobster Bake” in Maine, the “Best Farmers’ Market” in Connecticut, the “Best Beach House” in Rhode Island, the “Best Wine Tasting” in Massachusetts, the “Best Bakery” in Boston, the “Best Performing-Arts Center” in New Hampshire, the “Best Free Tour” in Vermont, and many more.

The Guide:

In the Food section, Yankee features summer’s first fruit in “Strawberry Fields Forever” (page 38). Locally grown from early June into July, enjoy this short-lived crop in the following recipes: Strawberry-Rhubarb Shortcake with Whipped-Cream Biscuits; Butter-Lettuce Salad with Strawberries, Avocado, Walnuts, and Chévre; Fresh Tomato & Strawberry Salsa; Pavlova with Fresh Strawberries & Whipped Cream. And, in “Best Cook in Town,” Esther Foskett of Woodstock, Connecticut, sweetens her family’s celebrations with delicious made-from-scratch cakes (page 46).

The Home section escapes to photographer Lynn Karlin’s tiny lakefront getaway in Belfast, Maine. It’s a place that celebrates her truly minimalist approach to R&R with no television, no computer, no frills, and no running water (page 28). In “New England’s Finest,” contributing editor Christie Matheson showcases leisure-time equipment and accessories handcrafted by regional artisans (page 36).

Updated Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

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