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Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant in Mason, New Hampshire

Parker’s Maple Barn Restaurant in Mason, New Hampshire

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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

Historic Essex Village | The Perfect Small Town

Surrounded on three sides by water, historic Essex Village – the perfect small town – juts into the... Read More »

A New Englander’s Guide to Fort Myers, Florida

A New Englander’s Guide to Fort Myers, Florida

Thanks to JetBlue Park, the spring training “Fenway South” home of the Boston Red Sox, the southwestern Florida... Read More »

Travel | Little Red Riding Hood’s “Pickity Place” in Mason, NH

Travel | Little Red Riding Hood’s “Pickity Place” in Mason, NH

Journey alongside the Souhegan River and down winding country lanes in the tiny town of Mason in southwestern... Read More »

Beacon Hill, Boston

Beacon Hill, Boston

On any given day, Beacon Hill’s brick sidewalks are dotted with camera-toting tourists. It is one of the... Read More »

Winter on Mount Washington | Home of the World’s Worst Weather

Winter on Mount Washington | Home of the World’s Worst Weather

This time of year, it’s easy to see how the Whites Mountains in New Hampshire got their name.... Read More »

Saturday at the New England Aquarium

What happens when you bring a quizzical two-year-old to a museum stocked full of exotic marine life? Simple... Read More »

Exploring Waltham, Massachusetts

Waltham, Massachusetts, may be a bustling city today, but in the late 1700s and into the next century,... Read More »

Nuances of New Haven, Connecticut | A Complex City

New Haven, Connecticut, is complex the way wines from the south of France can be. Just when you... Read More »

Mt. Washington Valley Inn to Inn Cookie Tour

If your idea of the perfect way to kick off the holiday season includes sweet treats, overflowing Christmas... Read More »

Visit to Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and the Norman Rockwell Museum

Even if you’ve never visited the tiny western Massachusetts town of Stockbridge, chances are you’ve probably sung its... Read More »

Bristol, Rhode Island | Fall Day Trip

It’s a late fall day and most of the blooms are past peak.  But as I unfold from... Read More »

Day Trip to Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts

The sun was just peeking over the hills as I headed south on Route 10 toward Shelburne Falls,... Read More »

Exploring Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park

Throughout the 300+ mile drive from our New Hampshire home to the Bar Harbor area of Maine, my... Read More »

Light on Newburyport, Massachusetts

Someone should do a guestimate of the number of bricks in coastal downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. Between the sublime... Read More »

Royal Lipizzan Stallions Come to Connecticut’s Quiet Corner

Yankee’s Top Summer Events from the May/June 2012 issue featured a late August performance by Herrmanns’ Royal Lipizzan... Read More »

Old Orchard Beach, Maine | Weekend Getaway

Old Orchard Beach, Maine | Weekend Getaway

The sounds of the seaside amusement park in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, call back the summer days of... Read More »

Visit Star Island and the Oceanic Hotel

After getting a guided “boats-eye-view” of Appledore, Smuttynose, White, and Seavey islands that make up part of the... Read More »

Visit the Isles of Shoals

The Isles of Shoals sit roughly seven miles out to sea on the watery border of New Hampshire... Read More »

Peaks Island, Maine

Adjectives ensue on the ferry ride to Peaks Island from Portland, Maine. Frothy, brilliant, sparkling, sea-salty. Everything that... Read More »

Exploring Historic Wethersfield, Connecticut

Where’s the oldest and largest historic district in the state of Connecticut? In Wethersfield, of course. Founded in... Read More »

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