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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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New Haven, Connecticut | Where Food and Culture are Ivy League

New Haven, Connecticut | Where Food and Culture are Ivy League

Planning a visit to New Haven, Connecticut? Bring your culinary and artistic appetites! Founded in 1638 at the mouth... Read More »

Franconia Ridge Loop | The Perfect White Mountains Hike

Franconia Ridge Loop | The Perfect White Mountains Hike

In a National Geographic article promoting the “World’s Best Hikes: 20 Dream Trails,” co-author Jonathan Waterman includes the... Read More »

North Woodstock, New Hampshire | Village in the White Mountains

North Woodstock, New Hampshire | Village in the White Mountains

Each September, just as the calendar is easing into the first official days of fall, Jim and I... Read More »

Exploring Warren, Rhode Island

In Rhode Island, the town of Warren could easily be overlooked, nestled as it is next to the... Read More »

Madame Sherri’s Castle Ruins | A Legendary Site in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire

It was a photo from our online gallery that sparked my interest: a sweeping, arched staircase constructed of... Read More »

York Beach, Maine | Skee-Ball, Goldenrod Kisses, and the Most Photographed Lighthouse in New England

York Beach, Maine | Skee-Ball, Goldenrod Kisses, and the Most Photographed Lighthouse in New England

Tucked between Kittery and Ogunquit on the southern Maine coast, York Beach is a popular summer seaside destination... Read More »

The New Hampshire Highland Games and Festival

If shorter days and cooler mornings are sapping your energy and sense of adventure, The New Hampshire Highland... Read More »

Ruggles Mine | Treasure Hunting in Grafton, New Hampshire

Ruggles Mine | Treasure Hunting in Grafton, New Hampshire

All too aware of the price tag for my upcoming final year at Plymouth State University, I decided... Read More »

The Wellfleet Drive-In | Cape Cod

It was a good hour before dusk when we rolled into the Wellfleet Drive-In Theatre in Wellfleet, Massachusetts.... Read More »

Ramblewild | Tree-to-Tree Adventure in Lanesborough, MA

Ramblewild | Tree-to-Tree Adventure in Lanesborough, MA

Typing is a bit more arduous than usual today, but I guess that’s the toll that 3-hours of... Read More »

Rye, New Hampshire | Beaches, Seafood, and Seaside Fun

Rye, New Hampshire | Beaches, Seafood, and Seaside Fun

New Hampshire’s seacoast is famously short, just eighteen miles, and of its few towns, Rye is home to... Read More »

Pettengill Farm’s Vintage Bazaar

I am always on the hunt for something to finish up a room or reinvent a space.  It... Read More »

Spectacle Island | An Island Retreat Minutes from Boston

Boston’s Spectacle Island is the ultimate story of urban revitalization. A former smallpox quarantine and garbage dump turned... Read More »

Cornish, New Hampshire | Home of Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site

The little town of Cornish, New Hampshire, is a quiet place—no bustling shopping malls, no varied dining options.... Read More »

Summer in Hartford, Connecticut | Gardens, Parks, and History

Summer in Hartford, Connecticut | Gardens, Parks, and History

Centrally located in Connecticut, the capital city of Hartford might not draw in as many visitors as some... Read More »

The Maine Lobster Festival | Celebrating the Best of Summer in New England

“Summer in New England” is so much more than a description of time and place. It’s the answer... 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 »

Winter Harbor, Maine | Bar Harbor’s Coastal Cousin

Winter Harbor, Maine | Bar Harbor’s Coastal Cousin

Why visit just one harbor when you could visit two? The Downeast fishing village of Winter Harbor, Maine,... Read More »

Covered Bridges Half Marathon | Woodstock, Vermont

  Last summer, a close friend and I were sitting around talking about our favorite road races. Almost... Read More »

Montpelier, Vermont | The Smallest State Capital Offers a Plethora of Shops, Food, Arts, and Culture

Let’s start out with a couple of facts: Montpelier, Vermont, is the only state capital without a McDonald’s;... Read More »

Pickity Place | A Spring Garden Lunch in Mason, NH

Pickity Place | A Spring Garden Lunch in Mason, NH

Tucked off the beaten path in the tiny southwestern New Hampshire town of Mason, Pickity Place offers a... Read More »

Providence, Rhode Island | A Slice of the Renaissance City

Providence, Rhode Island | A Slice of the Renaissance City

History begins to whisper when you pull into the city of Providence, Rhode Island. Founded in 1636 by... Read More »

Tower Hill Botanic Garden | A Colorful Showplace in Central Massachusetts

Tower Hill Botanic Garden in the inviting town of Boylston, Massachusetts, earned a spot on Yankee’s “Best Public... 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 »

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 »

Manchester, Vermont | A Blend of Old and New

At the tail end of April–the 29th to be exact–in Manchester, Vermont, the Green Mountains were more purple... Read More »

Wells, Maine | More Than a Beach Town

Wells, Maine | More Than a Beach Town

With its sweep of white sandy beaches totaling almost seven miles, it’s easy to understand why tourists flock... Read More »



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