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Explore New England

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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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 »

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 »

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 »

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens

I n early March I hit the wall with winter. I mean, slammed into it; just a full... Read More »

North Adams, Massachusetts | A Weekend of Art

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Smith College Botanic Garden | A Glimpse of Green

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Mount Washington Observatory | New England’s Weather Station

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



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