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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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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 »

The Marginal Way | A Coastal Stroll in Ogunquit, ME

The Marginal Way, in Ogunquit, Maine, is anything but. Marginal, that is—in the traditional sense of the word.... Read More »

Lonesome Lake | Fall Hike in the White Mountains

Lonesome Lake | Fall Hike in the White Mountains

In my family, hiking is the choice group activity. This past weekend, hiking up to Lonesome Lake in... Read More »

A Day At Davis Family Farm

On a recent pristine autumn day I visited Davis Family Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, with my two-year-old son.... Read More »

Lincoln, New Hampshire | Things to Do in the Western White Mountains

Lincoln, New Hampshire | Things to Do in the Western White Mountains

Nestled in the heart of the White Mountains, and easily accessible from Interstate 93, Lincoln, New Hampshire, beckons... Read More »

Canterbury Shaker Village | Canterbury Artisan Festival

Canterbury Shaker Village | Canterbury Artisan Festival

On a recent sunny Saturday I headed to central New Hampshire for the Canterbury Artisan Festival at Canterbury... Read More »

The Franklin County Fair in Greenfield, MA | “The Oldest Continuously Operating County Fair in America”

The Franklin County Fair in Greenfield, MA | “The Oldest Continuously Operating County Fair in America”

I began hearing buzz for the 165th Franklin County Fair when I stopped at Mim’s Market in Northfield,... Read More »

Exploring Brookline, Massachusetts

Brookline began its life in 1638 as a hamlet of Boston called Muddy River.  In 1705, it was... Read More »

Opening Day at the Big E Fair | New England’s Largest Agricultural Fair

The 2014 dates for the Big E are September 12-28. I’m not sure how any New England kid... Read More »

Rockport, Maine | Small Historic Harbor Town

Rockport, Maine | Small Historic Harbor Town

The tiny coastal village of Rockport, Maine, may be easy to overlook, situated as it is between the... Read More »

Day in Downtown Lowell, MA | American History Textile Museum

Day in Downtown Lowell, MA | American History Textile Museum

While it might not have the bustle of Cambridge, the seaside allure of Newburyport, or the country charm... Read More »

2013 Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival | Mount Snow Valley Vermont

2013 Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival | Mount Snow Valley Vermont

This weekend marks the end of the 6th Annual Deerfield Valley Blueberry Festival which began on July 26,... Read More »

International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum | A Rare Find in Newport, Rhode Island

What you can experience here in the Ocean State, you can’t experience anywhere else in New England—nor in... Read More »

Maine Cruise | Sailing Along Maine’s Rugged Coast on the Isaac H. Evans

The Shantyman’s song bellowed across the deck of the schooner, setting the pace of the work to be... Read More »

Historic Wickford, Rhode Island | Home to the Wickford Art Festival

You must love a harbor specked with sailboats, embrace dogs of every nation, and enjoy strolling through the... Read More »

A Visit to Stowe, Vermont | Food, Wine, and Cider Donuts

A Visit to Stowe, Vermont | Food, Wine, and Cider Donuts

I had always considered Stowe, Vermont to be a strictly winter ski destination, but it turns out I... Read More »

Historic Downtown Salem | Art, Architecture, and Attractions

Historic Downtown Salem | Art, Architecture, and Attractions

We all know Salem, Massachusetts has the witch thing covered, but a stroll through historic downtown Salem offers... Read More »

Kittery Point, Maine | A Quiet Summer Destination

Kittery Point, Maine | A Quiet Summer Destination

The myriad retail outlets and eateries that line the southern stretch of U.S. 1 in Kittery, Maine, lure... Read More »

Castle in the Clouds | On Top of the World in New Hampshire

A trip to Castle in the Clouds in Moultonborough, New Hampshire, reveals there’s even more here than the... Read More »

Daytrip to Old Sturbridge Village

We are fortunate to live in New England surrounded by so much history and so many places and... Read More »



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