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North Adams, Massachusetts | A Weekend of Art

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (93% score)

Early spring is a tricky time for traveling in New England. You can do some spring skiing or... Read More »

South County, Rhode Island | A Tale of Two Inns

South County, Rhode Island | A Tale of Two Inns

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

New England has a long history of grand mountain and coastal hotel-havens for those desperate to escape the... Read More »

Stowe, Vermont | The Mountain, Skiing, Shopping, Spas, Food, and Memories

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

I skied Stowe Mountain Resort, in Stowe, Vermont, for the first time when I was in fifth grade.... Read More »

Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts | A Small-Town Community in the City

Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts | A Small-Town Community in the City

17 votes, 4.82 avg. rating (95% score)

Historic Amesbury, Massachusetts, is a complex place, where bucolic country roads snake around historic landmarks bearing the time-worn... Read More »

Sunday at Pats Peak

Sunday at Pats Peak

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

For most of this winter I debated whether to introduce my three-year-old son, Calvin, to downhill skiing. I... Read More »

L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine | A Visit to the Flagship Store

L.L. Bean in Freeport, Maine | A Visit to the Flagship Store

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

With 3 million visitors each year, the flagship L.L. Bean store in Freeport, Maine is arguably the town’s... Read More »

A Glimpse of Green in the Smith College Botanic Garden

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

Like desert wanderers thirsting for water, we’re parched for a glimpse of green.   Color, too. Somewhere in... Read More »

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

The Village of Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire

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

Just the other day, when the sky was a piercingly clear blue and much of the region was... Read More »

Concord, NH | Buy Local: Arts, Culture, Shopping, Food, Recreation and Education

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

I’ve been visiting Concord, New Hampshire, for more than ten years now. The main draw for me is... Read More »

Exploring Boston’s Hot Chocolate Cafés

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

When New Hampshire chocolate guru Larry Burdick opened his first Boston-area L.A. Burdick shop in 1999, I was... Read More »

Historic Amherst, New Hampshire

Historic Amherst, New Hampshire

16 votes, 4.87 avg. rating (96% score)

Venture about 15 miles southwest of Manchester—the Granite State’s largest city—on Route 101, and you’ll happen upon the... Read More »

Zipline Tour at Bretton Woods

5 votes, 4.40 avg. rating (86% score)

I tend to my roll my eyes at New Englanders who begin complaining about winter before the calendar... Read More »

The Mount Washington Observatory | Behind the Scenes of New England’s Weather Station

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

We New Englanders have an odd relationship with our ever-changing weather. Sure, we complain about oppressive humidity in... Read More »

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

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

The town of Concord, just 20 miles west of Boston but with major small-town charm, holds a special... Read More »

Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH | Go Play in the Snow

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

Even native New Englanders have gaps in their areas of supposed expertise. In winter, we grapple collectively with... Read More »

The Vermont Country Store | A Visit to Weston, Vermont

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

Spending a winter afternoon in Weston, Vermont, home of The Vermont Country Store, is just like taking a... 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 »

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

6 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

Last December I finally made the trek to Old Sturbridge during their Christmas by Candlelight celebration.  It’s about... Read More »

A Christmas Season Visit to Boston | City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

A Christmas Season Visit to Boston | City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

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

Whether the goal is shopping, dining, seeing a show, or taking in the sights, a visit to Boston... Read More »

Old Saybrook, Connecticut | A Historic Village on the Connecticut Shoreline

7 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

With the Connecticut River twisting alongside it, feathering its briny fingers through the eastern border before pushing into... Read More »

Maritime Salem, Massachusetts | A Visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Harbor

Maritime Salem, Massachusetts | A Visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Harbor

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

It appears art has fused with the sea in Salem, Massachusetts. The Peabody-Essex Museum’s newest exhibit Impressionists on... Read More »

Historic Hancock, New Hampshire | A Gem in the Monadnock Region

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

The village of Hancock, New Hampshire, is certainly resplendent in autumn, and spring and summer show off the... Read More »

Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts | Historic Homes and the Deerfield Inn

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

I left my umbrella at home on purpose. It was a cold, dreary, late autumn afternoon and I... Read More »

Ossipee Lake and North Conway, NH | A Late Fall Visit to the White Mountains

Ossipee Lake and North Conway, NH | A Late Fall Visit to the White Mountains

8 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (84% score)

In the beautiful Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, it’s fair to say that the mighty Lake Winnipesaukee... Read More »

The Marginal Way | A Coastal Stroll in Ogunquit, ME

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

The Marginal Way, in Ogunquit, Maine, is anything but. Marginal, that is—in the traditional sense of the word.... Read More »

Lonesome Lake | Fall Hike in the White Mountains

Lonesome Lake | Fall Hike in the White Mountains

8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

In my family, hiking is the choice group activity. This past weekend, hiking up to Lonesome Lake in... Read More »

A Day At Davis Family Farm

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

On a recent pristine autumn day I visited Davis Family Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, with my two-year-old son.... Read More »