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2012 New England Icon Photo Contest Winner

4 votes, 4.25 avg. rating (83% score)

  One Tug in Portsmouth, New Hampshire by Lydia Williams Judges Comments: This photo provides a different perspective... Read More »

5 Best Town Greens in New England

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

The New England village green is one of the region’s most memorable sights. We asked This Old House producer Bruce Irving to share his picks... Read More »

Boston’s Swan Boats | A Tradition of Family and Community

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

Boston’s Swan Boats have been delighting New Englanders for almost 140 years. Learn more about this iconic landmark.... Read More »

Del’s Lemonade | Up Close

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

Founded by Angelo DeLucia in 1948, Del’s Lemonade remains a family business, now employing a fifth generation of DeLucias.... Read More »

Gingerbread Cottages at Oak Bluffs Campground

18 votes, 4.14 avg. rating (82% score)

Photo/Art by Photo/Art by Alyson Horrocks As I approached the gingerbread cottages at the Oak Bluffs campground on... Read More »

Jericho Village, VT: ‘Snowflake’ Bentley

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

Vermonters know snow. Most can trace their relationship with the substance along the shooting pains in their lower... Read More »

Last of the Leominster Pink Flamingos | Lawn Icons

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

Editor’s Note: Don Featherstone, inventor of the pink plastic flamingo, passed away on June 22, 2015. In a... Read More »

New England Meetinghouses | Sense of Place

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

Arlene Bassett hides from the rain in the doorway of the Old Meeting House in Sandown, New Hampshire,... Read More »

New England’s Harborside Fish Shacks

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

In one form or another, New England’s harborside fish shacks have been sheltering men and their gear over... Read More »

Portland Symphony Orchestra| 90 Years in Photos

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

When the Amateur Strand Symphony Orchestra formed in 1924, they rejected the name “Portland Symphony Orchestra” because they... Read More »

Scenes of New England | Photographs

3 votes, 3.33 avg. rating (69% score)

Majestic meetinghouses, coastal villages, covered bridges, and bucolic barns are a few of the charming sights depicted in... Read More »

Slide Show | Rock Walls of New England

7 votes, 4.57 avg. rating (89% score)

Rock walls trail alongside country roads, snake through woods, and border cemeteries. View of one of New England’s... Read More »

The Ghost of the Eunice Williams Covered Bridge

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

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Greenfield, Massachusetts, is a rather large covered bridge with a long... Read More »

The Lure of the Lobster Shack

The Lure of the Lobster Shack

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

There may be no meal more memorable than lobster enjoyed on a wharf piled high with traps and... Read More »

The Mayflower | Everyone’s Ship

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

  The Mayflower II is currently out on the ocean. You’re forgiven if you didn’t notice. The event... Read More »

The Sacred Cod

2 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (66% score)

Suspended over the public gallery in the Massachusetts House of Representatives is the Sacred Cod —a wooden fish ... Read More »

Ticonderoga | Lake Champlain’s Steamboat

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

Learn more about the steamboat Ticonderoga, a popular attraction at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont. Launched in... Read More »

Town Greens | New England Icons

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

Town greens established in the 18th century, or village greens as they’re more commonly known today, were thought... Read More »

Travel: New England Traditions

0 votes, 0.00 avg. rating (0% score)

From swan boats in Boston to sugaring in Vermont, generations of New Englanders know these traditions mark the... Read More »

Union Oyster House | Yesterday’s Lunch

7 votes, 4.86 avg. rating (94% score)

By 10 a.m. last August 8, a day of low nineties’ soaking humidity, a line had formed outside... Read More »

Why People Love New England

3 votes, 3.00 avg. rating (64% score)

A few weeks ago, a reader named Dawn Rigoni left this comment on my blog: “… I’m one... Read More »

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