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Follow the editors of Yankee Magazine as they explore the villages, towns, and cities that make up the distinctive region of New England.

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The Annual Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

The annual Shad Bake in Essex, Connecticut celebrates a traditional local fish with good food, demonstrations, live music,... Read More »

The Kennebunkport Festival | The Unofficial Start of Summer in Southern Maine

9 votes, 4.89 avg. rating (95% score)

Summer in southern Maine unofficially begins when the Kennebunkport Festival kicks off the season with six days of... Read More »

Old Sturbridge Village | Finding 1830s New England in 21st Century Massachusetts

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

One of the oldest and largest living history museums in the country, Old Sturbridge Village in Massachusetts offers... Read More »

Exploring Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine | What Winslow (Homer) Saw

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

More than just the former home of American landscape painter Winslow Homer, Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine is... Read More »

Miles Smith Farm in Loudon, New Hampshire | Photographs

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

Perched on a hilltop in Loudon, New Hampshire, Miles Smith Farm is a family-owned-and-operated, grass-fed beef farm with a... Read More »

Nantucket Island in the Spring | Comfort, Calm & Daffodils

Nantucket Island in the Spring | Comfort, Calm & Daffodils

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

A visit to Nantucket island in the spring offers comfort, calm, delicious food, colorful shopping, and a whole... Read More »

The Mount Washington Cog Railway | Train Ride to the Top of New England

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

The Mount Washington Cog Railway is the first mountain-climbing train in the country, and has been delighting visitors... Read More »

L.A. Burdick | The Award-Winning Chocolate That’s Local

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The award-winning L.A. Burdick a favorite spot to satisfy chocolate cravings in New England. Let’s face it. As... Read More »

Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant in Mason, New Hampshire

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

A visit to Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant in Mason, NH for the perfect Sunday breakfast served with pure... Read More »

Gillette Castle and Chester, CT

7 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Gillette Castle in East Haddam, Connecticut, is amazing. From a distance, it looks like a medieval sand castle,... Read More »

New Bedford, Massachusetts | Finding Spring in the Whaling City

1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)

The calendar said April, but it felt a lot more like March as my wife and I gazed... Read More »

The Smith College Botanic Garden | A Glimpse of Green

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

In the dead of winter, the Smith College Botanic Garden offers sanctuary to those who seek to exchange... Read More »

Walking Tour of Exeter, New Hampshire | Then and Now

6 votes, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

Learn about the historic Exeter, New Hampshire, a small town that has always been prized for it location.... Read More »

Codex | A 1920s-Inspired Speakeasy Bar in Nashua, New Hampshire

8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

Hidden behind an unassuming storefront in downtown Nashua, New Hampshire, a new Prohibition-inspired speakeasy bar offers a taste... Read More »

Kennebunkport, Maine in Winter| Paint the Town Red

Kennebunkport, Maine in Winter| Paint the Town Red

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

The Maine coast was made for summer, but the fun doesn’t end there. Here are some of our... Read More »

New England Tours | The Ultimate Road Trip for Fall Foliage, Seafood, Cider Donuts, and More

New England Tours | The Ultimate Road Trip for Fall Foliage, Seafood, Cider Donuts, and More

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

New England tours can be as short as walking the Marginal Way or as long as an epic road... Read More »

Salisbury, CT | Cozy Country Charm in the Litchfield Hills

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

If you’re in search of country charm this winter, head to the village of Salisbury, Connecticut, in the... Read More »

Ice Castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire | Frozen Fun

Ice Castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire | Frozen Fun

3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)

Visiting a real ice castle is a winter experience like no other. Here’s a look at our January,... Read More »

Grafton, Vermont | A Quiet and Cozy Winter Town

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

For many New Englanders, winter weekends are ripe for outdoor athletics like skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and (on occasion)... Read More »

Maine Lobster Boat Tour

Maine Lobster Boat Tour

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% score)

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be on a Maine lobster boat? Last fall, I had the... Read More »

Puddle Dock Pond | Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

Strawbery Banke Museum in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is dedicated to bringing more than 300 years of American... Read More »

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

On a recent Saturday in March, my plans to spend the afternoon in Harvard Square with my sister... Read More »

Wassail Weekend | Holiday Fun in Woodstock, Vermont

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Often named one of the prettiest small towns in America, the village of Woodstock, Vermont becomes the ultimate... Read More »

The Boston Tea Party Reenactment

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Huzzah! Each year on December 16th, history enthusiasts of all ages make their way to Boston to relive one... Read More »

Christmas Shopping in Portland, Maine | Last-Minute Gifts from the Old Port

Christmas Shopping in Portland, Maine | Last-Minute Gifts from the Old Port

4 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (95% score)

It’s seafood that I’m thinking about as I tool down Commercial Street on my way to the Old... Read More »

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

There’s much to be said for a cozy country Christmas, for simple pleasures and silent nights. But on a recent gray... Read More »

The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA | A Historic New England Inn at Christmas

The Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, MA | A Historic New England Inn at Christmas

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% score)

While it’s true that the Berkshires town of Stockbridge, Massachusetts is a year-round gem, combining natural beauty with... Read More »



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