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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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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

7 votes, 4.29 avg. rating (84% score)

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

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

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

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

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 | A Coastal Stroll in Ogunquit, ME

5 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (96% score)

The Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine is one of New England’s most beloved spots for a scenic coastal... Read More »

Lonesome Lake | Fall Hike in the White Mountains

Lonesome Lake | Fall Hike in the White Mountains

8 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (97% score)

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

2 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (86% score)

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

9 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (91% 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

3 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (94% 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

2 votes, 5.00 avg. rating (92% 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

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

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

Explore Wickford, Rhode Island — home to the annual summer Wickford Art Festival — with its historic homes,... 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)

A summer daytrip to historic downtown Salem including a visit to the Peabody Essex Museum and walking tours... 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)

A visit to the house museum and gardens of Hildene, the Lincoln family “ancestral home” in the beautiful Green Mountain town... Read More »

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

Nantucket’s Daffodil Festival

4 votes, 4.50 avg. rating (87% 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”

8 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (84% 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 »

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 »



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