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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 Kennebunkport Festival | The Unofficial Start of Summer in Southern Maine

5 votes, 4.80 avg. rating (93% score)

There are all kinds of time-honored signs that summer has finally arrived in Southern Maine – the first... Read More »

Newport Mansions | Experiencing the Gilded Age

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 vote, 4.00 avg. rating (79% score)

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

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

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

5 votes, 3.80 avg. rating (76% score)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (85% score)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

5 votes, 4.60 avg. rating (89% score)

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

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

A mere 30 miles from Manchester, the small town of Exeter, New Hampshire, has always been prized for... Read More »

Gillette Castle and Chester, CT

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

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

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

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

Keene, New Hampshire | Historic Photographs

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

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

Exploring Killington’s Restaurants and Bars

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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

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

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

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

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

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



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