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May/June 2010 Travel Guide Names 312 Best of New England - - Editors' Choice Winners

May/June 2010 Travel Guide Names 312 Best of New England – – Editors’ Choice Winners
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DUBLIN, New Hampshire (May/June 2010)–Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2010 Travel Guide, on newsstands April 27, features 312 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the region’s best restaurants, lodgings, attractions, local secrets, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around the region and 50 waterfront dining recommendations; food and home articles are also featured.

“Our special travel issue offers page after page of secrets and whispers. It covers New England’s unique landscape, its attractions, and the people who create the flavors, crafts, and lodgings that lend their richness to memorable travel,” says Yankee editor Mel Allen. “It’s about the secrets we whisper to family and friends when we come home from seeing new places. With invaluable help from our ‘Best of New England’ contributors, we have more than 300 stories-in-waiting inside this issue. We think of our ‘Bests’ as secrets whispered to friends–in this case, the loyal readers of Yankee Magazine.”

Inside Yankee’s Travel Guide

Feature stories:

“Footsteps in the Sand” — by Stephen Jermanok (page 62): There’s nothing more relaxing than whiling away an afternoon on a sun-splashed strand. Yankee’s avid beach lounger picks his favorite spots.

“In Search of Wild Lakes” — by Wayne Curtis (page 68): A kayaker heeds the call of New England’s pristine waters and undeveloped shores.

“Favorite Water Days” — by the editors of Yankee Magazine (page 76): Yankee explores 16 special places to hang out, soak up the sun, or catch a summer breeze.

“Seeing What Homer Painted” — by Stephen Jermanok (page 82): Along the Cliff Walk on Prouts Neck, Maine, visitors can stroll straight into a masterwork.

Best of New England — Editors’ Choice. Yankee’s editors and special travel contributors named 312 winners for 2010, including the best restaurants, lodgings, attractions, and bargains in New England. Recipients range from the rustic to the refined, but all are noteworthy and memorable destinations. Yankee tells readers where to find the “Best Taste of Europe” in Maine, the “Best Music Hall” in Connecticut, the “Best Rainy-Day Excursion” in Rhode Island, the “Best Inn for Foodies” in Massachusetts, the “Best Sushi” in Boston, the “Best Art Fix” in New Hampshire, the “Best Aquarium” in Vermont, and many more.

The Guide:

The Home section’s main feature, “The Ultimate Treasure Hunt,” by Annie Graves, takes readers on a tour of Brimfield, Massachusetts’ funky, sprawling antiques show, a thrice-yearly event (page 32). “New England’s Finest” showcases a selection of elegant and essential gear for summer travel (page 40). A mother and daughter team up to bring back the May basket tradition in “Inspired Ideas” (page 42). “Antiques & Collectibles” examines the work of John Brewster Jr.’s portraits, which helped to define the character of rural New England (page 44).

In the Food section, “Dinner With a View” (page 48) recommends 50 restaurants with stunning water vistas and tempting meals, located near New England’s Atlantic shores, pristine lakes, and tumbling rivers. Also in this issue, tender peas announce that spring is finally here in “Homegrown” (page 58).


“Here in New England,” by Edie Clark (page 14): The bear show at Clark’s Trading Post in Lincoln, New Hampshire, is not only entertainment but a way of life, especially for generations of the Clark Family who have been operating it for 60 years.

Updated Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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