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

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

8 votes, 4.62 avg. rating (90% score)

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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

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”

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

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

Exploring Brookline, Massachusetts

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

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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

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

11 votes, 4.64 avg. rating (91% score)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

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

10 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (88% score)

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

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

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

9 votes, 4.56 avg. rating (89% score)

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

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

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

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

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

Hildene | The Lincoln Family Summer Home in Manchester, VT

Hildene | The Lincoln Family Summer Home in Manchester, VT

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

Tucked into the Green Mountains of southern Vermont, the town of Manchester has it all – the classic... Read More »

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

3 votes, 4.33 avg. rating (84% score)

Spring can be a funny business in New England. You’re loading up the wood stove one day, and... Read More »

Block Island | Summer Trip to “Bermuda of the North”

7 votes, 4.43 avg. rating (87% score)

Last summer, I went on a scouting trip to Block Island — that lovely little locale some 13... Read More »

The History of Chocolate in New England

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

We all know about the story of tea in Boston. And coffee truly came into vogue after 1773,... Read More »

Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant in Mason, New Hampshire

Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant in Mason, New Hampshire

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% score)

Head into southern New Hampshire on a weekend morning during maple season and you’ll probably find yourself drawn,... Read More »

Finding Wildflowers at ‘Garden in the Woods’

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

The New England Wildflower Society’s ‘Garden in the Woods’ in Framingham, Massachusetts offers a great opportunity to see... Read More »

Saturday Escape to Jay Peak’s Pump House

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

February can be a tricky time of year for even the hardiest of New Englanders.  A few months... Read More »

Winter Day Trip to Portsmouth, New Hampshire

3 votes, 3.67 avg. rating (74% score)

On a blue sky Sunday we drove south to one of the most walkable, inviting small cities in... Read More »

A Day in Kennebunk, Maine | Beaches, Lobster Rolls & Historic Architecture

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

Kennebunk, Maine, is the small town that molded my expectations for all small New England towns. It’s the... Read More »

Winter Weekend on Nantucket

Winter Weekend on Nantucket

4 votes, 4.75 avg. rating (91% score)

Just because it’s not summer doesn’t mean you don’t have plenty of reasons to plan a winter weekend... Read More »

Driving the Kancamagus Highway in Winter

Driving the Kancamagus Highway in Winter

6 votes, 4.83 avg. rating (94% score)

The Kancamagus Highway in the White Mountains of New Hampshire is famed for its striking scenery, impressive elevation... Read More »



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