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

Before my destination is even in sight, I can smell it. The sulfuric smell like the world’s biggest... Read More »

Nantucket Island in the Spring

There is something almost ceremonial about the first ferry ride of the spring/summer season, especially after a long... Read More »

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

Let’s face it. As hard as we may try to fight it, the occasional and impossible-to-ignore chocolate craving... Read More »

New Bedford, Massachusetts | Finding Spring in the Whaling City

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

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

Harvard Museum of Natural History | Indoor Fun in Harvard Square

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

Getting Ready for Garden Season | Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show

Getting Ready for Garden Season | Rhode Island Spring Flower & Garden Show

Late winter in New England is the height of flower show season, with shows popping up all over... Read More »

Walking Tour of Exeter, New Hampshire | Then and Now

A mere 30 miles from both Portsmouth and Manchester, the small town of Exeter, New Hampshire, has always... Read More »

Montpelier, Vermont in Winter | Capitols and Cookery

Montpelier, Vermont in Winter | Capitols and Cookery

A visit to the capital city of Montpelier, Vermont in winter offers a unique look at a place... Read More »

Puddle Dock Pond | Ice Skating at Strawbery Banke

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

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

Martha’s Vineyard Winter Weekend Retreat

You may not think of Martha’s Vineyard as a winter getaway, but you should. In early February, my... Read More »

Keene, New Hampshire | Historic Photographs

Keene, New Hampshire, a town – some call it a city – tucked into the southwest corner of... Read More »

Ice Castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire | Frozen Fun

Ice Castle in Lincoln, New Hampshire | Frozen Fun

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

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

Exploring Killington’s Restaurants and Bars

Killington, Vermont, might be the largest ski and snowboard destination in Eastern North America, but that’s not all... Read More »

The New England Ski Museum

Nestled at the base of Cannon Mountain, just down the way from the longtime home of New Hampshire’s... Read More »

Salisbury, CT | Cozy Country Charm in the Litchfield Hills

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

The Essex Resort and Spa | Dog-Friendly Weekend in VT

My wife Brenda and I love to travel, but in the eight-and-a-half years since our English Springer Spaniel... Read More »

Christmas at the Newport Mansions

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

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

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

Kringle Candle Company | More Than a Candle Store

When Michael Kittredge III, the son of the founder of Yankee Candle Company, launched a college business project on... Read More »

The Omni Mount Washington Resort | A Winter Weekend Away

Built in the shadow of Mount Washington in 1902, the Omni Mount Washington Resort in the White Mountains... Read More »

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

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

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

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

Provincetown, Massachusetts | An Off Season (Just Barely) Visit

With enough people to make the streets hum, most shops and restaurants still open, and pleasant weather, a... Read More »

Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

In the mood for a good scare? Consider spending Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts, New England’s witch capitol. The... Read More »

Robert’s Maine Grill | Ultimate Farm-to-Table Dining in Maine

When a critical mass of New England fine dining restaurants began listing local farms on their menus about... Read More »



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