Kathryn LoConte


White Mountain National Forest, Pinkham Notch, NH

When you pay attention to the ground in winter, and if you are being guided by someone who can read a winter ground as easily as a book, these questions emerge: Is that track from a walker, hopper, bounder, or waddler? Are those teeth marks on the trees? On the day I join the Curious […]

Yankee Magazine

Weekend: Belfast, Maine

Shiny yachts bob up and down in the water next to sailboats that look like they’ve weathered too many summers. A northerly wind sweeps clouds across the blue sky. Hawser, the M/V Good Return owner’s black Lab, pants away from the captain’s room as the boat motors over smooth waters. A Penobscot Bay harbor cruise […]

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Connecticut: A Natural Gentility

As you drive along Route 169 in the eastern part of the state, it soon becomes clear why this section of Connecticut is called the Quiet Corner. This route, located just off I-395, offers 32 miles of pure, uninterrupted tranquillity. In Lisbon, weathered-clapboard home-steads appear around every bend. Stone walls flank the road to the […]

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Sterling, MA: Davis Corn Maze

You’ll need a few supplies with you while getting lost in Davis’ Mega Maze in Sterling, Massachusetts: sturdy shoes, sunblock, snacks, and either a keen sense of direction or a horseshoe in your pocket. Visitors start by viewing a three-minute introductory movie; then the trek through the labyrinth begins … Each year, this three-dimensional, eight-acre […]