Return to Content

Massachusetts Best Attractions 2010

Massachusetts Best Attractions 2010
0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)
by in May 2010

Best Personalized Keepsake
BLUE SHUTTERS STUDIO, Amesbury
For something truly personal, provide a digital photo of your loved one and the owner will make a unique hand-painted artwork from it, printable on any item in the shop. 14 Cedar St., Suite 204. 978-378-3433; blueshuttersstudio.com

Best “Green” Furnishings
SECOND THOUGHTS, Haverhill
Never has hand-me-down furniture looked so good: chairs fashioned from vintage cribs, bench seats made from ornate headboards, used desks and tables renewed with colorful makeovers. 63 Wingate St. 978-374-2222; secondthoughtsonwingate.com

Best Used Bookstore
PARNASSUS BOOK SERVICE, Yarmouth Port
The $1 used volumes that permanently cover one whole exterior wall of this old general store are only the tip of the iceberg: Inside is filled to the rafters with titles on every topic imaginable. 220 Route 6A. 508-362-6420; parnassusbooks.com

Best Slice of the Past
WELLFLEET DRIVE-IN THEATRE, South Wellfleet
Built in 1957, it shows first-run double features as soon as darkness falls. Be sure to arrive early enough to catch the classic animated countdown to the start of the first movie. 51 Route 6. 508-349-7176; wellfleetcinemas.com

Best Weathervanes
TUCK & HOLAND METAL SCULPTORS, Vineyard Haven
Anthony Holand’s beautiful sculptural works last a lifetime. Since not everyone can afford a custom-designed weathervane (or the two-year wait), Holand keeps a few standard castings in stock at his workshop. 275 State Road. 508-693-3914; tuckandholand.com

Best Vineyard Guided Tour
CAPE POGE NATURAL HISTORY TOUR, Edgartown
Experience Chappaquiddick Island’s 4-mile barrier beach up close on this three-hour journey by over-sand vehicle, from wave-swept shores populated with oystercatchers and plovers to cedar-covered expanses protecting small mammals. The highlight? A remote 1893 lighthouse, whose periodic relocation mirrors the ever-changing landscape. Dike Road, Chappaquiddick. 508-627-3599; thetrustees.org

Best Chic Womenswear
YES, WE HAVE NO BANANAS, West Tisbury
Within this lovely rural storefront, find simple linen and cotton tops, creatively hand-embellished cashmere and silk wraps, and dresses inspired by contemporary art. 697 State Road. 508-696-5939; bananasgallery.com

Best Contemporary Limoges
TRILLIUM, Nantucket
As this attractive little shop amply demonstrates, today’s china designers are putting as much style into fine French dinnerware as into couture on the runway. 15 Washington St. 508-228-4450; trilliumnantucket.com

Please Note: This article was accurate at the time of publication. When planning a trip, please confirm details by directly contacting any company or establishment you intend to visit.

Tags: ,
Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Our Favorite Fall Drives

  • Sweet & Savory Apple Recipes
  • The Mohawk Trail at 100
  • New England's Best Cider Festival
  • Man vs. Seal on Cape Cod
Subscribe Today and Save 44%
No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

fall-eguide-2014-600x350