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Brenda Darroch

Biography:

Brenda Darroch is a contributor to YankeeMagazine.com. She lives in Kennebunk, Maine.

Union Oyster House

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A National Historic Landmark, America’s oldest restaurant, c. 1826, is in a building dating back to pre-Revolutionary days;... Read More »

White Mountains, Northern

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White Mountains, NH Itinerary If you’re willing to abide a sometimes spooky remoteness, the North Country of New... Read More »

Southern Towns

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Southern VT Itinerary Vermonters often refer to the southeastern corner of the state as the “Banana Belt” for... Read More »

Salem and Cape Ann

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Cape Ann, Mass. Itinerary Unlike most towns with fond ambitions to become tourist destinations, Salem actually has a... Read More »

South County

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Rhode Island Itinerary Three Laid-Back Days Around South County, Rhode Island You need to know right off that... Read More »

Shelburne Museum

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Best Tourist Hot spot: An outstanding collection of Americana, folk art, and fine art—including Impressionist and American paintings—is... Read More »

Riverview Cafe

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The big draw at this 130-year-old museum is the Grandma Moses Gallery. But don’t overlook the Colonial and... Read More »

Roger Williams Park Zoo

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Roger Williams Park Zoo is one of the oldest zoos in the United States and carries more than... Read More »

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

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Few New England vacation destinations offer the grand escapes and luxurious dining of The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel.... Read More »

Walden Pond State Reservation

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Walden Pond State Reservation is a wonder. In 1895, the ornithologist Kate Tryon said of Walden Pond, “It... Read More »

The Regatta of Falmouth-by-the-Sea

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The Regatta of Falmouth-by-the-Sea — at the entrance to Falmouth Harbor, with a busy 90-foot boat dock just... Read More »

The Mount Estate and Gardens

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Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence and of Ethan Frome, was the first woman to be... Read More »

Peabody Essex Museum

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The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the oldest continuously running museums in the United States. With total... Read More »

Woodman’s of Essex

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Woodman’s of Essex is THE place to go for fried clams. Woodman’s is the place where the first... Read More »

The Freedom Trail

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The Freedom Trail lets you immerse yourself in early America on this 2.5-mile journey. Visit churches, meetinghouses, key... Read More »

Yale University Museums

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Yale University Museums impress visitors with its substantial collections housed in three separate museums. The Yale University Art... Read More »

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

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The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut is home to the largest portion of Wallace Nutting’s... Read More »

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa

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Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa is a gem in the northeast, and New Hampshire... Read More »

Day Trip to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

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The sun was just peeking over the hills as I headed south on Route 10 toward Shelburne Falls,... Read More »

Holiday Traditions | Christmas Coal

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Growing up, my family participated in very few traditions, certainly none that had been handed down from one... Read More »

Old Orchard Beach, Maine | Weekend Getaway

Old Orchard Beach, Maine | Weekend Getaway

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The sounds of the seaside amusement park in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, call back the summer days of... Read More »

Theater at Monmouth in Cumston Hall

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At first glance, the lakeside community of Monmouth, Maine, looks like many of New England’s other small towns,... Read More »

Summer Trip to Kennebunkport, Maine

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The salty scent of the sea mingling with the sweet perfume of beach roses wafted into my car... Read More »

Brattleboro, Vermont | Summer Day Trip

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Memorial Day weekend unofficially marks the transition to summer and all the activities the warm weather brings with... Read More »

Brimfield Antique Show

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When the Brimfield Antique Show, which lays claim to being the largest outdoor antique fair in the world,... Read More »

whoopie pie cake

Whoopie Pie Cake | A New Wedding Trend?

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When my husband and I got married, there was one thing we were certain about: We didn’t want... Read More »

Earl Proulx’s Recipe for Homemade Silver Cleaner

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More often than not, when I meet a longtime Yankee reader and tell him or her that I... Read More »



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