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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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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 »

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

Historic Concord, Massachusetts | Winter Day Trip

The town of Concord, Massachusetts, just 20 miles west of Boston but with major small-town charm, holds a... Read More »

Pat’s Peak in Henniker, NH | Go Play in the Snow

Even native New Englanders have gaps in their areas of supposed expertise. In winter, we grapple collectively with... Read More »

The Vermont Country Store | A Visit to Weston, Vermont

Spending a winter afternoon in Weston, Vermont, home of The Vermont Country Store, is just like taking a... Read More »

Old Sturbridge Village | A Christmas by Candlelight Celebration

Last December I finally made the trek to Old Sturbridge during their Christmas by Candlelight celebration.  It’s about... Read More »

A Christmas Season Visit to Boston | City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

A Christmas Season Visit to Boston | City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks

Whether the goal is shopping, dining, seeing a show, or taking in the sights, a visit to Boston... Read More »

Maritime Salem, Massachusetts | A Visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Harbor

Maritime Salem, Massachusetts | A Visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and Salem Harbor

It appears art has fused with the sea in Salem, Massachusetts. The Peabody-Essex Museum’s newest exhibit Impressionists on... Read More »

Historic Deerfield, Massachusetts | Historic Homes and the Deerfield Inn

I left my umbrella at home on purpose. It was a cold, dreary, late autumn afternoon and I... Read More »

Ossipee Lake and North Conway, NH | A Late Fall Visit to the White Mountains

Ossipee Lake and North Conway, NH | A Late Fall Visit to the White Mountains

In the beautiful Lakes Region of central New Hampshire, it’s fair to say that the mighty Lake Winnipesaukee... Read More »



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