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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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Narragansett, Rhode Island | Adventures of a New England Dog

A summer visit to Narragansett, Rhode Island, featuring Rudy, the adventurous New England dog. Join him as he... Read More »

Charmed by Chatham | A Picturesque Cape Cod Town

Charmed by Chatham | A Picturesque Cape Cod Town

As the end of August approaches, many of us are hopping into the car to enjoy one of... Read More »

Strawbery Banke Museum | Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Strawbery Banke Museum | Portsmouth, New Hampshire

There’s a lot to love about the hip, charming coastal city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, but for history and... Read More »

Newport Mansions | Experiencing the Gilded Age

Newport, Rhode Island. A breathtaking city on the water, a worldwide destination for vacationers, students, athletes, and historians... Read More »

Walden Pond | A Whimsical Walk through Nature and History

Henry David Thoreau may have put it on the map back in 1854 when he published Walden, but Walden... Read More »

Boston’s Swan Boats | A Tradition of Family and Community

In Boston’s big-building, busy-city culture, it sometimes seems hard to find anything with longevity or sentimental value. Generations... Read More »

Castine, Maine | A Historic Midcoast Maine Town

Castine, Maine | A Historic Midcoast Maine Town

Considered one of the oldest towns in New England, Castine is a charming midcoast Maine spot offering cozy... Read More »

Inside the Old North Church in Boston | Lanterns, Bells, and Bodies

Inside the Old North Church in Boston | Lanterns, Bells, and Bodies

It’s tough to pick a favorite thing about Boston’s North End neighborhood, that bustling hub of Italian bakeries, pizzerias, and... Read More »

Concord, MA | The Perfect Summer Day Trip

Have you ever been to Concord, MA? Believe it or not, I hadn’t. So, with the 4th of... Read More »

Visit to Tanglewood | A Weekend of Music and Picnics in the Berkshires of Massachusetts

In the beautiful Berkshires of western Massachusetts, the soundtrack to summer is provided by Tanglewood, the summer home... Read More »

The Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, NH | Historic Hotel Tour

The Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods, NH | Historic Hotel Tour

As one of the few remaining grand hotels in New England, the Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods,... Read More »

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

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

It’s a rite of passage for all southern New England kids – at some point during your elementary or... Read More »

WGBY Asparagus Festival | Celebrating Local Agriculture and Community

Nestled in the heart of Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley is the quiet, agricultural town of Hadley, perhaps better known... Read More »

Mount Wachusett Ghost | The Legend of Lucy Keyes

Mount Wachusett Ghost | The Legend of Lucy Keyes

Have you heard the legend of Lucy Keyes, the Mount Wachusett ghost? According to local lore, the spirits... Read More »

Sugar Hill Lupine Festival | Must-See Event in New Hampshire

Sugar Hill Lupine Festival | Must-See Event in New Hampshire

The small village of Sugar Hill, New Hampshire is tucked away in a quiet corner of the White... Read More »

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 »

Cape Porpoise, Maine | Kennebunkport’s Quiet Coastal Destination

We were still a few weeks shy of the summer solstice, but our late-spring weather was bordering on... Read More »

Shelburne, VT | Where Shelburne Museum and Shelburne Farms Meet

Call it a seriously bizarre case of mistaken identity. It’s hard to believe that Shelburne Museum and Shelburne... 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 »

Gillette Castle and Chester, CT

Did you ever turn a corner and suddenly feel like you’ve driven off the map? Discovered your own... 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 »



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