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Amtrak Downeaster Train from Boston, MA to Brunswick, ME

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Amtrak Downeaster Train from Boston, MA to Brunswick, ME

The Amtrak Downeaster is your car-free connection to a variety of exciting destinations, from Brunswick, ME to Boston, MA and points in between. Shop at world famous L.L. Bean. Stroll through historic New Hampshire cities. Take in the endless array of entertainment in Boston. Start planning your trip today at

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Pairings for Mar/Apr 2007

The clues:
First: A favorite with apple-pie lovers. Once one of New England’s favorite tart treats.

Second: This New Hampshire native’s involvement with Boston’s Communist Party in the 1940s became the basis of a movie and a TV series: I Led Three Lives.

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Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream

A small shop in the heart of Portsmouth, just across the alley from the harbor, Annabelle’s remains an oasis for those who crave high butterfat content. (Whereas most ice creams contain 10 to 14 percent, Annabelle’s hits 16 percent, for a richer taste and texture.) The “New Hampshire Pure Maple

Feedback | Autumn 2015

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Feedback | Autumn 2015

Our favorite recent letters, Facebook posts, Instagram comments, and tweets.

 Happy 80th  

When we arrived home this Monday, August 24th, from a quick weekend to Wells, Maine, our Yankee magazine awaited us in our mailbox. It reminded me of why I love living in New England. As a native, with roots in

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Bald Mountain Camps

BEST SUNSET VIEWSDining in a traditional sporting camp is a must in the Rangeley Lakes region, and it’s hard to beat Bald Mountain for authentic atmosphere, good food, and the sunset view of Mooselookmeguntic Lake and the distant Presidential Range to the southwest in New Hampshire.Family-oriented traditional sporting camp, established

Angels Among Us 2013

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Angels Among Us 2013

 

Yankee profiles three New Englanders who are making an extraordinary difference in others’ lives.

Farm to Table
Bleu Grijalva & Emily Jodka

Bleu Grijalva and Emily Jodka pack a passion for local food that extends far beyond what they bring to their own plates. As founders of The New Urban Farmers in Pawtucket,

Bennington Battle Monument

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Bennington Battle Monument

The Bennington Battle Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bennington, where Brigadier General John Stark and his American forces successfully defeated two detachments of British General John Burgoyne’s invading army in 1777. The Battle of Bennington was a major turning point for the American Revolution. For the most

The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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The Friendly Toast, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

It’s not just owner Melissa Jasper’s epic collection of vintage kitsch that draws people into “the Toast” for late-night snacks, leisurely brunches, and everything between–though it’s awfully fun to sit at a ’50s dinette set, admire the old board games and Orange Crush ads lining the red walls, and play

Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

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Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway

The Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway is an 80-passenger cable car that brings visitors to the 4,080-foot summit of Cannon Mountain. If it’s a clear day, you can see the mountains in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, New York, and Canada! And the ride takes only 10 minutes! At the summit, you’ll

Is the Ice Safe?

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Is the Ice Safe?

According to the New Hampshire Fish & Game Department, a minimum of 4 to 6 inches of solid, bluish-black ice should be present before individual foot travel across a frozen body of water is considered safe, and 8 to 10 inches of solid, bluish-black ice is recommended for snowmobile or

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Celia Thaxter’s Island Garden Tours

Best Garden TourA tribute to poetry achieved with the pen as well as in the garden, the Isles of Shoals home of poet Celia Thaxter on Maine’s Appledore Island is open to the public during the summer months thanks to Shoals Marine Laboratory, jointly administered by the University of New

Angels Among Us

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Angels Among Us

These dedicated New Englanders are making an extraordinary difference in the communities around them.

The Home Maker
DICK CYR

In the midst of a crisis, even unbearable tragedy, some people are capable of extraordinary things. Dick Cyr is an example of that. In the summer of 1984, he and his then wife, Gerry,

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Christa Corrigan McAuliffe Center

On January 28, 1986, Space Shuttle Challenger roared off the launch pad with six astronauts and Christa McAuliffe-a Concord, New Hampshire, high-school teacher and the first private citizen selected to experience space flight.Space Shuttle Challenger brakes up 73 seconds after liftoff from Kennedy Space Center.At the McAuliffe Challenger Learning Center

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Inside Yankee: The Gift of Community

This space is where I usually tell you about the stories bound together within these covers. But there’s the matter of Irene to talk about now.
What you hold here left the Yankee offices on its way to the printer less than two weeks after Tropical Storm Irene spilled its fury

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Clark’s Trading Post

Founded in 1928, Ed Clark’s Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch gradually morphed from souvenirs and canines to bear acts. Today, this roadside attraction has evolved into an entertainment resort that features not only trained-bear shows but a facsimile 19th-century village, an authentic wood-fired steam train that takes visitors chugging through the

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Brick Farm Ice Cream

The Good Humor Man is alive and well and living in East Unity, New Hampshire. On an old dairy farm, the Bragdon family brings back the memories with Randy’s 1966 delivery truck, which still plies a route in nearby Newport. Try the wild blueberry, as well as anything featuring cheesecake

Conway Scenic Railroad

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Conway Scenic Railroad

Unless you’ve ridden the Conway Scenic Railroad through Crawford Notch in New Hampshire’s White Mountains in autumn — chugging through the color, across a trestle so narrow that it seems to have no visible means of support, spanning a rushing stream 94 feet below — you’ve never seen the region

Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream

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Annabelle’s Natural Ice Cream

A small shop in the heart of Portsmouth, just across the alley from the harbor, Annabelle’s remains an oasis for those who crave high butterfat content. (Whereas most ice creams contain 10 to 14 percent, Annabelle’s hits 16 percent, for a richer taste and texture.) The “New Hampshire Pure Maple

Currier Museum of Art

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Currier Museum of Art

Here you’ll find works by Picasso, Monet, O’Keeffe, Wyeth, and more, plus decorative arts and fine examples of New Hampshire’s historic craft tradition, as well as tours of nearby Zimmerman House (reservations required), designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Voted Best Art Museum. The Currier Museum of Art, the state’s largest

Portsmouth, NH: David Krempels

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Portsmouth, NH: David Krempels

This is a story that could have turned out much differently; nobody needs to remind David Krempels of that. It’s also a story about perseverance, about one man giving back to those who’ve suffered through a similar kind of trauma.
In June 1992, Krempels, a 42-year-old building contractor living in Newmarket,

Enchanted Nights Bed and Breakfast

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Enchanted Nights Bed and Breakfast

This 1890 Princess Anne Victorian on scenic coastal Rte. 103 is located just one mile to the historic year-round resort area of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and 60 miles from Boston. Elegant French-Victorian furnishings with a lavish and sweet decor, bordering on flamboyant. Restaurants, theaters, beaches, and entertainment abound; 150 outlet

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Flavoricious

Different apples deliver different tastes. Take the Granite Beauty (above), a New Hampshire variety that serves up a warm, spicy taste (think cardamom or coriander). The Mother, which originated in Bolton, Mass., is a dessert apple with a pleasant balsamic flavor.

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Flume Gorge

The setting is certainly dramatic: 90-foot cliffs, cascading falls, and the cool dampness of a primordial forest. But there’s also something appealingly Swiss Family Robinson–like about the network of cliff-hugging boardwalks clinging to the walls of this deep granite beauty at the base of Mount Liberty. Best Easy Scenic Walk-Yankee

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Franconia Notch State Park

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Franconia Notch State Park

This park is home to state treasures such as the Flume Gorge, the Cannon Mountain Aerial Tramway, and the Old Man of the Mountain Profile Plaza and Historic Site. Voted Best State Park. Franconia Notch State Park is located in the heart of the White Mountain National Forest. Franconia Notch

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Pairings for July/August 2009

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First:Cornish, New

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Gibson Pewter

Jon Gibson works in the same 200-year-old barn where he learned pewtering from his father. He’s inspired by New England’s rich pewtering history–and by the historical feel of his own corner of the region. Every year since 2001, he’s made a commemorative holiday ornament (designed by local artist Roger Goode)

Goddard Mansion Bed and Breakfast

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Goddard Mansion Bed and Breakfast

An 18 room English Manor home on seven acres with panoramic mountain views (stunning during foliage season) of the mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont. Near four season recreation including downhill and cross-country skiing, canoeing, kayaking, and hang gliding. Also near cultural and historical activities. High speed wireless internet access,

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Hadlock Garden/Daffodil Hill

So hidden and quiet, Hadlock Garden in West Chesterfield, New Hampshire, is an intimate paradise known for bursts of daffodils on Welcome Hill Road, off Route 9 and across from the Chesterfield Inn, just up the hill from the town’s old 1772 burying ground. Leslie and Marjorie Hadlock bought the

Inside Yankee: September/October

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Inside Yankee: September/October

Imagine most people would say that love is the most potent four-letter word in our language. I agree. But home isn’t far behind. Home carries so many images for each of us. I didn’t realize until I saw this September/October issue spread across the walls of our conference room, where

Hannah Davis House

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Hannah Davis House

1820 built house in historic Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 5 bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms over looking the beaver pond and views of Mount Monadnock from the rear deck and enclosed porch and some rooms.

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Make-A-Wish Contacts in New England

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is dependent upon finding volunteers with a wide array of skill sets (kids can come up with some unique wishes). Anyone who can do anything can do something to help. If you’re interested, please contact your state office:
Connecticut
877-203-9474, 203-261-9044
ct.wish.org
Maine
800-491-3171, 207-236-3171
mainewish.org
Massachusetts
617-367-9474
mass.wish.org
New Hampshire
603-623-9474
newhampshire.wish.org
Rhode Island
401-781-9474
mass.wish.org/
Vermont
802-864-9393
makeawishvermont.org

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Hannah Grimes Marketplace

BEST LOCAL SHOPPINGYou can buy well and do good at the same time here. The shop features traditional and nontraditional New Hampshire-made products, from the tasty (homemade pies) to the necessary (felted handbags).

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The Kaddish Project by Lawrence Siegel

“Tikkun olam”: to heal the world. That’s the auspicious goal of the New Hampshire-based Kaddish Project, named for the traditional Jewish prayer for the dead. Sixty-three years after the end of the Holocaust, a new song cycle for chorus, soloists, and chamber ensemble by Lawrence Siegel explores the role this

Harrisville Designs

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Harrisville Designs

Harrisville Designs has been spinning 100% Virgin Wool Yarn in Harrisville, New Hampshire for 40 years. Knitting, weaving, looms, felt, fleece – it’s all there! They even have classes and workshops. As one of only several woolen mills left in this country, Harrisville’s textile tradition dates back to 1794 when

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Pairings Hint — March/April

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InnSeason Resorts at Loon Mountain

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InnSeason Resorts at Loon Mountain

InnSeason Resorts in Lincoln, New Hampshire on Rte. 112 just off I-93, just a short drive from Boston. Two first class resorts featuring spacious hotel rooms and luxury condo suites with full kitchens, master bedrooms, fireplaces and whirlpools. Both resorts feature Indoor and Outdoor Pools, Fitness Rooms & Game Rooms.

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Isles of Shoals

Tour the waters surrounding the nine small islands off the coast of Portsmouth (four belonging to New Hampshire, five to Maine) onboard the M/V Thomas Laighton. Choose the “Star Island Stopover” and explore one of the most famous of these islands, with views of White Island Light, a stop at

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Pairings Hint — Jan/Feb

Hint:
In the log at the observatory early on April 12, 1934, one scientist recorded this observation: “There was no doubt this morning that a super-hurricane, Mt. Washington style, was in full development.”

Candidates and media personnel barnstorm across New Hampshire as presidential primary season reaches its peak.

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Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe

Jay’s cooks up some great fish dishes, including a rich San Francisco-style cioppino. But the uncooked seafood is, if possible, even better. In season, you can taste several different New Hampshire oysters, alongside bivalves from Cape Cod, Damariscotta, Long Island Sound, and Chesapeake Bay. BEST RAW BAR.

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Pairings for Jan/Feb

The clues:
First: On April 12, 1934, New Hampshire’s Mount Washington Observatory weather station recorded a surface wind speed of 231 miles per hour — a record that stands today, securing the summit’s reputation for experiencing weather as severe as any on Earth.

Second: Since 1952, the New Hampshire primary has been

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Kent Chamber of Commerce

#1: Top Foliage TownDespite the stiff competition that Vermont and New Hampshire villages put up every year for bragging rights to the best foliage town in New England–and, by extension, the world–I found the pinnacle of the leaf-peeping experience in the northwestern Connecticut town of Kent. Of course, that starts

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Krempels Center

Today, the Krempels Center in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a premier post-rehab facility for those who’ve suffered through brain trauma. Stroke victims, car accident survivors, people who’ve battled back from brain tumors–three days a week, eight hours a day, residents from around the Seacoast stream into its headquarters.–Yankee Magazine, November/December

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Wrong Target
Edie Clark’s bucolic view of country life is certainly charming, but she should have been fretting more about the wandering black bovine eating poisonous pigweed or getting hit by a car rather than getting shot by a hunter [“Raging Bull,” September/October, p. 14]. Encouraging the stereotype of the bumbling

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Lake Umbagog

Umbagog straddles the New Hampshire/Maine border in Error, New Hampshire, and gets its name from the Abenaki word for “shallow water.” Errol has grown slightly in recent years, with the recreation industry its chief engine. Fishermen, canoeists, and kayakers now all vie for spots under the bridge amid the frothy

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The Quiet Celebration of a Cy Young Winner

“The day they were announcing the Cy Young [last November], I started to think, What do I say if he doesn’t win? … It was our anniversary weekend, so we were leaving that night for the Woodstock Inn in Vermont no matter what. Win, lose, or whatever. I think it

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League of NH Craftsmen Littleton Retail Gallery

Everything here (jewelry, baskets, pottery, fiber arts, glass, and more) is made by hand by New Hampshire artists. Inspired? Sign up for a class taught by league members at the nearby Littleton Studio School. BEST ART GALLERY.

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Speaking My Mind

Quabbin’s Secret

Your article “Secret Places” (March/April) shows the beauty of the Quabbin Reservation. Hidden beneath pictures and words lie the four doomed towns from which 2,500 inhabitants were forced to relocate and 7,561 bodies required reinterment in other cemeteries. My paternal grandparents lived in Greenwich (one of the

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

The McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center has hands-on exhibits and activities focusing on space science, astronomy, and aviation include a space shuttle simulator.Inspiration, aspiration, and we have lift-off … The examples of teacher Christa McAuliffe and astronaut Alan B. Shepard show kids how—and why—to reach for the stars. Check out the night

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Spooky View Farm Fire | Here in New England

Let’s start just before the fire. Just before flames tore through the hayloft stacked with 5,000 bales. Just before the smoke billowed through the barn, the cows terrified and men fighting back panic, struggling to get the herd out before everything burned down. Because to understand the loss of a

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Monadnock Music

A prestigious summer series of more than two dozen concerts in churches, meetinghouses, and other venues in southwestern New Hampshire. The music varies from chamber and orchestral to folk, spiritual, choral, and even dance. Admission to more than half the concerts is free.

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

Mountain View Grand Resort & Spa

The candlelit tables surrounded by bins holding 6,500 bottles are undeniably romantic. Food such as lobster–scallop stew and roasted locally farmed venison fit the elegant setting. Gentlemen will want a jacket and ladies will like a wrap, as the wine cellar stays cool all year round. Voted Best Wine Cellar

North Star Canoe and Kayak Rentals

A knockout when viewed from dry land, just imagine what the 449-foot Cornish–Windsor Bridge looks like from the water. Drift or paddle down the Connecticut River, courtesy of the oldest private outfitter on the waterway, to admire the longest 19th-century wooden covered bridge in the U.S., linking New Hampshire and

Northern Forest Canoe Trail

This section of the Connecticut River offers lots of sandy beaches for swimming and picnics, and best of all: no portages. Look for great blue herons, river otters, beavers, and minks. BEST CANOEING.The Maine section of this waterway (from Lake Umbagog to St. John River) flows a whopping 347 miles,

Odiorne Point State Park & Seacoast Science Center

Rocky coasts, remnants of old World War II bunkers, and a kid-centric science center with a dangling humpback whale skeleton populate this gem of a park, with 330 trail-crossed acres on the ocean. Picnics are practically mandatory, and tidepool explorations a must. Best Coastal State Park–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2015Check out

Omni Mount Washington Resort

Omni Mount Washington Resort

With views of its namesake peak and the Presidential Range, you barely need to squint to re-imagine the days of Gilded Age splendor at this massive 1902 luxury resort. Much that’s served in its airy palazzo-style main dining room is locally sourced, but it’s also worth a trip down under

Rosewood Country Inn

Whatever magic makes a place romantic, this rose-shuttered inn has it. Set amid gardens and surrounded by woods and meadows, its rooms and suites come with gas fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Common spaces include a cozy tavern. Breakfasts are served by candlelight. Rates: from $149, including full breakfast.Romantic shout-out: Named Yankee’s

Squam Lakes Association

Thirty years ago, when Hollywood came to New England to find a hauntingly beautiful location to become On Golden Pond, they chose Big Squam Lake, with its islands, coves, and miles of shoreline, seemingly unchanged by time. In Holderness you can rent a canoe, kayak, or sailboat and even get

Strawbery Banke

Strawbery Banke

This cluster of 42 historic homes and buildings gives visitors a glimpse of New Hampshire’s coastal life stretching back more than three centuries. Voted BEST HISTORIC VILLAGE.

Talcott Mountain State Park

Best Hike To HeightsAt the trailhead, pick up a hiking map or join a summer-season guided group to reach the 165-foot Heublein Tower for views clear to New Hampshire. Picnic pavilion, too.

The Hancock Inn

New Hampshire’s oldest inn dates back to 1789 and still retains much of its antique charm. The hand-painted murals (some original) blend with modern touches such as whirlpool tubs and central air conditioning in every room. Breakfast included. Voted Best Historic Inn. It’s the state’s oldest continuously operating inn and

The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls

The Inns and Spa at Mill Falls

Nestled on the shore of Lake Winnipesaukee are four charming Inns with 157 designer decorated rooms, most include a fireplace, balcony and panoramic views of the lakes and mountains. At your doorstep are 7 distinctive restaurants, the Cascade Spa, 2 indoor/1 outdoor pool, a sandy swimming area, plus 15 unique

The Rocks Estate

Balsam firs stretch to the horizon at the 1,400-acre Rocks Estate, a Christmas-tree farm extra ordinaire in the White Mountains, and former home of International Harvester co-founder John Jacob Glessner. Though the two mansions are long gone, many historic buildings remain. His heirs deeded the estate to the Society for

Three Chimneys Inn

A profusion of armoires, oriental rugs, carved fireplaces, and ornate canopy beds … This 1649 homestead is the oldest in Durham, and just a five-minute walk to the University of New Hampshire campus. With 23 ornately pretty rooms divvied up between the main inn and the 1795 carriage house, expect

Village of Loon Mountain Lodges

Village of Loon Mountain Lodges

Enjoy the great outdoors in the refreshing setting of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest on your vacation at the Village of Loon Mountain. On site, you will find tennis courts and two large outdoor and indoor pools. Nearby, enjoy hiking and many scenic wonders, biking, a water park, Clarks

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa

Wentworth by the Sea, A Marriott Hotel and Spa is a gem in the northeast, and New Hampshire is home to the only remaining historic seaside grand hotel in the region. Now owned and operated by Marriott, the Wentworth offers guests 161 luxurious rooms and suites, a full-service spa, two

Whirlygigs

Kids love the suspended track and train circling the store, plus hundreds of classic and whimsical toys. Parents love the customer service, seasonal evening hours, and free gift wrapping. Look for store favorites, such as crochet and rug-hooking kits from New Hampshire–based Harrisville Designs, or tea sets, dump trucks, and

White Lake State Park

New Hampshire has plenty of reasons to thank the glaciers, but White Lake ranks high, with some of the best swimming in the White Mountains, a wide and sandy beach, big playgrounds, and a family campground. Our Yankee lake critic says, “I’m a total lake snob. I can’t swim in

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