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New England Traveler

Fuller Gardens

If variety is the spice of life, it also makes for an eye-catching botanical garden at this turn-of-the-last-century summer estate in a neighborhood of mansions just off scenic Route 1A, which hugs the Atlantic. Former Massachusetts governor Alvan T. Fuller liked his formal English perennials and masses of roses, but

New England Today

Anatomy of a Mouthful

Peter Martin built 3-foot-high raised wooden beds for vegetables, to minimize bending. The bonus is that they warm up early in spring, jump-starting early crops. Bush beans flop over the sides of the raised beds for easy picking and are free of ground slugs.
Raised beds are for vegetables only;

New England Traveler

Parsons Way Trail

This two-mile jaunt takes you past some of the cooler-named sights on the Maine coast: Spouting Rock and Blowing Cave. Ocean views are complemented by the sight of some truly magnificent homes. Benches; free; paved and grassy path; beachfront roses. And you can climb down on the rocks. Park at

The Bullpen: a post-and-beam barn

New England Today

The Bullpen: a post-and-beam barn

Like the house, the property’s bullpen has had many lives. This stout little post-and-beam barn sits on a solid foundation of quarried granite. Inside, the ring that once held a bull in check by his nose remains embedded in the stone wall, but not much else is the same. At

Penny Lane Pub

New England Traveler

Penny Lane Pub

English-style fare with light options (pear salad and gorgonzola!) and a neighborhood atmosphere.–Yankee Magazine, March/April 2012WINE AND ROSES:What used to be Joe’s Diner in a nondescript shingle-sided building has blossomed into Martin and Karen Cappiello’s Wine and Roses, an Old Saybrook surprise. Bold menu specialties have raised eyebrows here in

New England Today

Photographer Alison Shaw Becomes a Cape Cod Primitive

For two weeks last fall, photographer Alison Shaw lived in a tiny shack on Cape Cod as part of an artist’s residency. She had no running water, no electricity, and no heat; the nearest road was a 30-minute hike away, up and over the dunes. Heaven.

At the remote tip of

New England Traveler

The 1720 House

With its white fence and colorful roses, this sturdy home from the early 18th century looks as though it were built for this spot. In fact, it was floated from one end of the island to the other almost two centuries ago. Two of the six comfortable, traditionally furnished rooms

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