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The Bridge Of Flowers Annual Plant Sale

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The Bridge Of Flowers Annual Plant Sale

The Annual Bridge of Flowers Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 20, 2016 from 9am til noon at Trinity Church’s Baptist Lot on Main Street in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. This eagerly awaited sale includes perennials dug from the famous Bridge of Flowers, divisions from the gardens of skilled

Coming in January 2017

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Coming in January 2017

A sneak peak at the January/February 2017 issue of Yankee Magazine – your source for the best New England food, home, and travel content!

Rockport New Year’s Eve

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Rockport New Year’s Eve

Join us in picturesque Rockport, Massachusetts for New Year’s Eve! This year marks a milestone: Rockport’s 20th annual New Year’s Eve event! Rockport New Year’s Eve is a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration of the arts in picturesque downtown Rockport, Massachusetts. Events take place at 15 venues, all within easy walking distance

Early November Foliage is Brightest in Coastal New England

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Early November Foliage is Brightest in Coastal New England

A large flock of geese caught my ear earlier this week, flying south in perfect formation against a slate gray sky. Just north, the clouds were producing some early snowflakes, and the wind that pushed them south brought a bitter bite. In northern New England, it isn’t uncommon to see hints

Lexington Symphony Presents Holiday POPS!

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Lexington Symphony Presents Holiday POPS!

Celebrate the sounds of the season with Lexington Symphony and the New England Tenors!
The Lexington Symphony Presents the Holiday POPS!
Affordable Fun for the Whole Family
Friday, December 2nd
Two Shows: 4:00p.m. and 7:30p.m. (NOTE that the 4:00 p.m. show will be the more kid-friendly option as it will be shorter and will

22nd Annual Pods for the Pulpit Juried Crafts Fair

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22nd Annual Pods for the Pulpit Juried Crafts Fair

Fundraising event sponsored by members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Upper Valley, located in Norwich, Vermont. Two floors, with 40 vendors, will show a wide variety of crafts, including jewelry in many forms, pottery, rag rugs, quilting, mittens, woodblock prints, herbals, cotton children’s clothes, marbled paper

It’s Fun To Believe In Ghosts

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It’s Fun To Believe In Ghosts

Welcome to the October 2016 edition of Jud’s New England Journal, the rather curious monthly musings of Judson Hale, the Editor-in-Chief of Yankee Magazine, published in Dublin, New Hampshire since September 1935, and The Old Farmer’s Almanac published since 1792 in Massachusetts and then, since 1939, in Dublin.

 

It’s Fun To

Falling for Emily Dickinson

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Falling for Emily Dickinson

November 4-6, Pontine Theathre presents Massachusetts storyteller, Jay O’Callahan, in his original production, Falling for Emily Dickinson. Performances at the New Castle Historical Society Museum are offered on Friday @7pm, Saturday @4pm, and Sunday @2pm. Advance tickets ($24) are available online at — www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at

Franklin County, MA Craft Cider Festival

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Franklin County, MA Craft Cider Festival

The original craft cider festival Nov. 4th, 5th and 6th (2016) happening at over 21 venues across Franklin County in Western Massachusetts featuring tasting salons, dinners, pairings, cooking demos, and more. The event features over 50 offerings, including the longest running cider tasting salon featuring over 90 brands; a harvest

Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine, with Dr Steven Kassels

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Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine, with Dr Steven Kassels

Addiction and Emergency Medicine physician and internationally acclaimed author, Dr. Steven Kassels, will discuss his book Addiction on Trial: Tragedy in Downeast Maine, and his medical experiences. He will also discuss the reasons why we are experiencing a heroin/opioid epidemic and possible solutions.
Q & A to follow.

About the author: Doctor

Rockport Harvestfest

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Rockport Harvestfest

The quintessential New England fall festival: local craft brews, seafood, a farmers’ market and more, located on historic T-Wharf in Rockport, Massachusetts

49th Annual Greylock Ramble

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49th Annual Greylock Ramble

Each Columbus Day, thousands hike to the summit of Mount Greylock highest spot in Massachusetts and all of southern New England. Spectacular views, beautiful fall colors and an invigorating trek are all free! Free shuttles take hikers from downtown Adams to and from the Cheshire Harbor Trail from 8 am

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Pairings for Mar/Apr 2007

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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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Hawley Gentlemen’s Pie and Tart Extravaganza

In days gone by, the hamlet of Hawley, Massachusetts, held a pie contest open only to men of the town. Hawley’s historical society is reviving this tradition in 2016, opening the competition to men from around New England and beyond. This festive country day will feature judging and prizes, a

Finding Christmas | Inside Yankee

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Finding Christmas | Inside Yankee

Once I believed that the holidays meant rituals of obligation: a Thanksgiving feast, and then with barely a breath in between, an almost obsessive need to bestow gifts. When my sons were young, I filled secret places with toys and gadgets, even making one final sweep on Christmas Eve for

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2016 ADA/Historic Deerfield Antiques Show

On Columbus Day Weekend, Saturday and Sunday, October 8 & 9, 2016, the Antiques Dealers’ Association of America, in conjunction with Historic Deerfield, will bring together some of the nation’s finest dealers for their annual antiques show. The show will take place on location at Deerfield Academy, surrounded by the

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

Paradise City Arts Festival

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Paradise City Arts Festival

22nd Annual Paradise City Arts Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, October 8, 9 & 10 – all indoors and under tents at the Three County Fairgrounds in Northampton, Massachusetts. It’s a world-class arts festival right in the cultural heart of New England during American Craft Week. A carefully selected collection of

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Springfield, MA: Dr. Seuss

When you grow weary of hearing “There’s nothing to do!” take the kids to the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts. (Hint: Don’t say “museum.” Better: “We’re going to where Dr. Seuss grew up.”) Within minutes after you arrive, that “nothing” will flip to “everything.”

Five destinations in one — a pair

Hingham Historical Society’s 92nd Annual Historic House Tour

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Hingham Historical Society’s 92nd Annual Historic House Tour

Visit 9 antique houses in Hingham Massachusetts at the Hingham Historical Society’s 92nd Annual Historic House tour October 2, 2016. Farmhouse capes and Victorian beachside cottages are featured in this year’s tour along with a variety of lovingly restored vintage cars. Hingham’s tour houses date from the 1740s through the

Angels Among Us 2013

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Angels Among Us 2013

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

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Jon Shain and Danielle Miraglia

This co-bill features two outstanding musicians with Massachusetts roots, a love of the blues, and a deep interest in social justice.Jon Shain is a veteran singer-songwriter who’s been turning heads for years with his words, his fiery acoustic guitar work, and his evolved musical style – combining improvised piedmont blues

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

The Gore Place Fall Festival

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The Gore Place Fall Festival

What do craft beers and ciders, live music, and half-a-ton of flying pumpkins have in common? They’ll all be at Gore Place on Saturday, September 24 from noon to 5pm.

The Beer Tent will feature brews for purchase from Cape Ann Brewing, Hopsters, and Downeast Cider. As for the music, it’ll

Angels Among Us

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Angels Among Us

Meet ordinary people with extraordinary hearts who work to make the lives of others better.

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Lowell Food and Wine Festival

Eat. Drink. Build Community. Get prepped for tastings, hands-on demos, conversations and more in Massachusetts’s rising cultural and culinary city. The Lowell Food and Wine Festival presented by Merrimack Valley Magazine, returns with top culinary talent, sommeliers, and craft brewers from across New England and the Merrimack Valley’s own culinary

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7th Annual “Ramble” On Salisbury Beach

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7th Annual “Ramble” On Salisbury Beach

Free concert to raise money for families of fallen troops.

Salisbury, MA, August 2, 2016 – Boston rockers the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) will present their 7th annual Ramble, a free festival on Salisbury Beach on Saturday, August 27th starting at 2:00 P.M. Presented by RallySound, the non-profit founded by Adam

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Watercolor Painting Workshop with Jennifer Brown (Adult)

Explore the medium of watercolor while discovering the lovely gardens and grounds of the Morrill Homestead. In this introductory class, students learn basic watercolor techniques through practice studies that they can employ to make a painting. Each artist will translate the unique surroundings of the Homestead into her/his own language

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Gloucester Blues Festival

World Class Blues will reverberate through Gloucester’s Stage Fort Park with some of the nation’s finest performers playing from the Gloucester Blues Stage. Located right on the waterfront at beautiful Cressey’s Beach, the event will have a beer and wine garden, a guitar raffle (signed by this year’s performing artists),

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Writers of the Future

For eight years I’ve taught magazine writing at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. The class is always small, seminar-like, about 12 or 13 students. Over 15 weeks we get to know each other well. They write unflinchingly about their lives in personal essays, they explore the lives of strangers

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Old Sloop Fair Giant Yard Sale

The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. Spanning three weekends, it is popular among both townspeople and visitors. It is an opportunity to find some bargains, meet friends old and new, and help the church fund its varied ministries,

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Old Sloop Fair Summer Fair Day 2

The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. Spanning three weekends, it is popular among both townspeople and visitors. It is an opportunity to find some bargains, meet friends old and new, and help the church fund its varied ministries,

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Old Sloop Fair Summer Fair Day 1

The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. Spanning three weekends, it is popular among both townspeople and visitors. It is an opportunity to find some bargains, meet friends old and new, and help the church fund its varied ministries,

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Nature’s Own Carpet
Your brief piece on diverse vs. monoculture lawns [“Ask the Naturalist,” July/August 2008, p. 30] merited full-length treatment.
For some years, I’ve cultivated wildflowers throughout my yard, even turning the entire front lawn into a carpet of eco-friendly color. Neighbors may think I’m odd, if not radical, but the

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Teachers Professional Development Workshop

What makes the flora, fauna and geology of Cape Cod unique? How does its natural history set it apart from the rest of Massachusetts? Spend a week exploring the geological and topographical features of the Cape and investigating the earth science concepts that are relevant to the Cape’s distinctive coastal

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Remdawg

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Jerry Remy is the New England Sports Network (NESN) color commentator, and he is more popular now than he ever was as a player for the Red Sox. He played for Boston for seven years, from 1978 to 1984, after coming in on a trade for Don Aase in

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CUT! Costume and the Cinema Lecture Series: The Evolution of Fashion in Film

Fashion is not just about the clothes, but about the embodiment of a lifestyle. John Di Stefano, fashion designer, historian, and Professor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, will discuss the evolution of on-screen fashion from the early movies of the 1920s to modern-day blockbusters, examining the role that

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Old Sloop Fair Rummage Sale

The Old Sloop Fair is one of the oldest and largest church fairs on the Massachusetts North Shore. Spanning three weekends, it is popular among both townspeople and visitors. It is an opportunity to find some bargains, meet friends old and new, and help the church fund its varied ministries,

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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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76 Main

Sensitive restoration maintains the Nantucket authenticity of this former sea captain’s home while making way for the comforts and technology that 21st-century guests expect on the toniest of Massachusetts islands. A courtyard with firepits has a BYOB cocktail mixer bar, and an on-site cafe can steam lattes and cappuccinos to

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Can Holyoke be Saved?
Thank you for posing “Historic Preservation’s Biggest Question: What do we save?” and including a strong article on the loss of a beloved building in Holyoke, Massachusetts [“The Life and Death of the Skinner Coffee House,” May/June 2008]. Yankee Magazine has a long tradition of recognizing the

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Arnold Arboretum

To the north, a haze of color washes over the gardens at Long Hill in Beverly, Massachusetts, and at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, a sprawling property that’s been around since 1872, a partnership between Harvard University and the city. Think Central Park on Miracle-Gro. Giant tree canopies; kids with hula hoops;

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Barry Van Dusen’s Studio

Barry Van Dusen has contributed to books and pocket guides for the Massachusetts Audubon Society, field guides for HarperCollins, and magazines such as Birder’s World, Bird Watcher’s Digest, and Birds Illustrated. He’s an internationally recognized wildlife painter. Visitors are welcome at Barry Van Dusen’s studio, but call in advance to

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Bascom Lodge

Bascom Lodge was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s to provide a respite for hikers and vacationers. It sits on top of Mount Greylock, the highest peak in Massachusetts (3,491 feet) and overlooks the Berkshires. The rustic wood and stone Lodge has both private and group rooms

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Lyme Watch
I think Edie Clark’s piece on the Lyme disease epidemic is one of the finest things she has ever written (“Trouble in Paradise,” July/August). Last year, I, too, had Lyme disease, for the first time at age 74, after working in an abandoned bee balm bed in Maine. Fortunately,

Bearskin Neck

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Bearskin Neck

At Bearskin Neck, you can always find something to do. Sweeping out to protect the harbor of Rockport, Massachusetts, Bearskin Neck is both a place where you will find fishermen and artists. Rustic shops dot the landscape selling everything from seafood to jewelry. Stop in at Bearskin Neck Leathers (7

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Artists Among Us

Massachusetts painter Kara Taylor gave up her farm stand and flower farm this past summer to concentrate fully on her painting and her new gallery, Kara Taylor Fine Art, on Martha’s Vineyard. The 30-year-old artist’s quiet landscapes and bold collages fill the large windows, tempting passersby with her work. When

Berkshire Visitors Bureau

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Berkshire Visitors Bureau

The Berkshires of Western MA breathes a calm, yet vibrant energy amid an illuminated landscape steeped in culture. An array of lodging options offer close proximity to numerous cultural venues, picturesque towns and outdoor recreation, as well as farm-fresh dining and breathtaking four-season scenery. Whether you journey here as a

Brimfield Antique Shows

During a handful of allotted days in May, July, and September, the population of little Brimfield swells from 3,500 to a mind-blowing 130,000. Brimfield is the rock star of antiques markets. Martha Stewart marks it on her calendar, and customers come from the four corners to ogle and buy. Roughly

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Sail aboard one of the longest and fastest whale watch vessels in Massachusetts north of Boston. We are the founders and most experienced company in Gloucester. Research staff led by Dr. Roger Payne host of TV Documentary, In the Company of Whales. Sightings Guaranteed! Tip: morning trips are less crowded.

Cape Cinema

The Cape Cinema in Dennis, Massachusetts is a historic treasure that has entertained audiences for decades. The Cinema shows independent American and international film, Metropolitan Opera in HD, the National Theater Live in HD from London, and occasional Live Indie Rock Shows. Located at 35 Hope Lane, Dennis, MA. For

Central Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau

Central Massachusetts Convention & Visitors Bureau

The Central Massachusetts Convention and Visitors Bureau is the primary local source of tourist information and industry news, responsible for promoting the Central Massachusetts region as a convention and meeting site and a tourist destination. We have been officially recognized for 42 years as the lead agency in regional

Chelsea Clock

Chelsea Clock

Chelsea Clock was founded in 1897 in Chelsea, Massachusetts and is one of the largest and oldest clock manufacturers in the U.S. It was originally named the “Eastman Clock Company” after its founder, Joseph Eastman, who had been previously associated with the Harvard and Boston Clock companies. For more than

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

Christmas Revels

The Christmas Revels, a winter-solstice celebration of folksong and dance, began 39 years ago this season–long enough in the past that some kids who sang in the first Revels productions have appeared later on stage as adults, while others have seen kids of their own join the chorus. For years,

Cranwell Resort

Cranwell Resort

Perched high on a hilltop in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, Cranwell offers spectacular views for every season. Enjoy one of the largest spas in the Northeast, along with elegant accommodations, fine dining, an historic 18-hole golf course, outstanding amenities and exceptional service.

Doyle Sailmakers

At Doyle Sailmakers, a timeless craft meets cutting-edge technology. On the open seas the results are breathtaking. The new Doyle loft in Salem, Massachusetts, anchors a globespanning company.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2010

Doyle’s Pub

No, it’s not the bar where everybody knows your name, but Doyle’s in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, which first opened its doors in 1882, is the watering hole to go to if you want to drench yourself in Boston political history, the city’s Irish heritage, or, you know, any of the

Eileen Fisher Outlet

It used to be that if you wanted to find a bargain on this designer’s simple, elegant, andversatile jerseys, sweaters, and cardigans, you had to travel some distance. No longer: Eastern Massachusetts now boasts an outlet store to cater to your love of fine linen, silk, cashmere, and wool.

Emerald Necklace Conservancy

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy oversees the Emerald Necklace, a 1,100-acre chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways in Boston and Brookline, Massachusetts. The park system is more than seven miles long from end to end. The Necklace gets its name from the way the planned chain appears to hang

Escapes North

Escapes North

The Insider’s Guide to Culture North of Boston As the birthplace of artistic luminaries and home to historic events that shaped the nation, the North of Boston region has something for every culturally curious visitor. Walk in the footsteps of renowned American artists, authors, and architects and experience the spectacular

Essex River Cruises and Charters

Essex River Cruises and Charters

With Essex River Cruises and Charters, you can float along a salt marsh estuary and explore tidal rivers and marsh life. Since 1992 Essex River Cruises and Charters has offered narrated cruises, corporate outings, accommodations for weddings and celebrations, clambakes and catering, and group and chartered cruises from May –

Free Fun Fridays from Highland Street Foundation

Your family can enjoy a smorgasbord of art, history, and nature on “Free Fun Fridays” between late June and late August. Each week at least five organizations—from museums to zoos to gardens and nature centers across Massachusetts—welcome visitors with free admission. Check the website for a full list of organizations.

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

Gull Wing Suites

Gull Wing Suites

The Gull Wing Suites is an all-suites, moderately priced hotel located on State Route 28 in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts, just minutes from downtown Hyannis on spectacular Cape Cod. Offering great deals on hotel accommodations and Cape Cod vacations, our hotel is just minutes away from the area’s best attractions, like

Henry Bear’s Park

Books for all ages, retro and wooden toys, hard-to-find gems such as Calico Critters, and plenty of play space and unpackaged toys so that tykes can get down to business.19 Harvard St., Brookline, 617-264-2422; Porter Square Shopping Center, Cambridge, 617-547-8424; 685 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, 781-646-9400

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Infinity Music Hall & Bistro

Infinity has a new big sister in Hartford now, but the original 300-seat music hall still hosts the state’s most memorable concerts. Architecturally fabulous and acoustically superb, the venue is so intimate, it feels as though living legends are performing just for you. There’s even a chance that you’ll bump

Iron Horse Music Hall

The Iron Horse sets western Massachusetts toes tapping with a steady diet of acoustic music, alt-country, jazz, and even a little pop-rock and reggae. Although many famous acts play the Iron Horse, most concerts feature journeymen musicians and emerging artists, which keeps ticket prices low. BEST MUSIC CLUB.

J. T. Farnham’s

There’s a lot of competition for fried clams in this neck of the woods, but hyper-fresh seafood, lack of pretense, and an Essex Salt Marsh location make us opt for this side of the street.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010It’s not strictly necessary, but a slight sunburn and some post–Crane Beach sand

Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival

How many artists can dance on the top of a mountain? That’s the question that Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival has been asking—and answering—since 1933. Located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of Western Massachusetts and recognized as home to America’s longest-running international dance festival, Jacob’s Pillow hosts more than 50 dance

Johnny Appleseed Country

Johnny Appleseed Country

Johnny Appleseed Country’s main mission is to inform & educate the traveling public, tourists, and residents of North Central Massachusetts about the many historical, cultural, and hospitality related sites withing this scenic New England Region. Come out to the country and experience the adventure that the heart of Massachusetts has

Latitudes Waterfront Dining

Latitudes Waterfront Dining at the historic Wentworth by the Sea hotel is just the spot.The vista from the restaurant’s tall windows or teak deck includes New Castle Island (one of our nation’s oldest settlements) and the endless sea. The menu uses local ingredients in a variety of disciplines that all

Lee Chamber of Commerce

Lee Chamber of Commerce

Lee, Massachusetts: Proud Gateway to the Berkshires and shopping, dining, lodging, and scenic destination. A unique blend of small town charm, great retail establishments, restaurants, shops, and services blended with a true old fashioned sense of civic pride. We take the business of welcoming tourists to our region very

Long Hill

To the north, a haze of color washes over the gardens at Long Hill in Beverly, Massachusetts, and at Boston’s Arnold Arboretum, a sprawling property that’s been around since 1872, a partnership between Harvard University and the city. Think Central Park on Miracle-Gro. Giant tree canopies; kids with hula hoops;

Mohawk Trail Association

Mohawk Trail Association

Blaze the Highway of History and discover the wonderful world of adventure waiting for you in the four season vacation land along the Mohawk Trail.Stretching from the Massachusetts-New York line to Millers Falls on the Connecticut River, is the actual 63 mile East-West highway.Since it opened in 1914, the heart

Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Moxie Outdoor Adventures

Daily whitewater rafting and inflatable kayaking trips on the Deerfield River in the beautiful Berkshires. Adventures for all ages, 7 and up. Mild to wild, families to fanatics the Deerfield River offers an adventure for everyone.Moxie Outdoor Adventures specializes in providing the finest whitewater rafting in New England. Moxie Outdoor

Myopia Hunt Club

Myopia Hunt Club in South Hamilton, Massachusetts. Horses, riders, and hounds no longer pursue live foxes, but the thrill of the chase remains.Spectators are welcome at Myopia events; there’s no admission fee. Event schedule, club membership details, and information on introductory rides and the Learn-to-Hunt program at: myopiahunt.com. For a

Nesting on Main

Spring at last! And in the spirit of the season, I love decorating my dining room table for Easter with fresh and unusual designs. Several great ideas came to me as I was poking around my favorite gem of a home-decor store, Nesting on Main, in Concord, Massachusetts (978-369-4133; nestingonmain.com).

New Hampshire Open Doors

November 5-6Download a map and spend a day touring some 170 studios and other venues, from the Great North Woods to the Massachusetts line.–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2011

Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park

Nickerson State Park offers a unique experience in a setting that a visitor would usually expect to find in the mountains – yet here you are, in Cape Cod. Instead of sand dunes and marshes one would find on the Cape, crystal clear fresh water ponds and forests surround the

Nobska Point Lighthouse

Nobska Point Lighthouse

Nobska Point Lighthouse was built in 1828 at a price of $2,949.30. It was built in the typical Cape Cod style of its day with an octagonal tower on top of a keeper’s house which had three rooms downstairs and two smaller ones upstairs. The lantern in the lighthouse held

North Light

North Light

The North Light sits amid gentle dunes at the end of Corn Neck Road. The handsome granite building is about a 10 minute walk from the parking area (where there is a stone memorial to Block Island’s original settlers). The walk feels longer though because the sand on this spit

Otis House Museum

Otis House Museum

The Otis House Museum was built for Harrison Gray Otis (1765-1848), a lawyer who served in Congress, as a mayor of Boston, and was instrumental in the development of Beacon Hill. He was also one of the most important leaders of the Federalists, the United States’ first political party. Otis

Otto Pizza

With options like mashed potato, bacon, and scallion or butternut squash, ricotta, and cranberry, Otto’s has gained a passionate following. Its popularity has spawned locations in Portland, South Portland, and Massachusetts, but this is the original. BEST PIZZA BY THE SLICE.

Palace Diner

Maine’s oldest diner is a gem, a 1926 Pollard towed here from Lowell, Massachusetts, by two horses in the same year Lindbergh flew over the Atlantic. Expect classic fare, $3 to $9, with a few surprises, including healthful options. If the counter’s full, get your food to go and dine

People’s Pint

Best Small-Town PubAs the shire town for Western Massachusetts’ back-to-the-land movement, Greenfield has always hungered and thirsted for the quintessentially local. The People’s Pint delivers on both, with well-rounded ales crafted with an edge of hops, plus a menu tailored for all tastes and diets. (Try the peanut noodles or

Petsi Pies

Renee McLeod, a.k.a. Petsi, learned to bake from her grandmother. One of those recipes was her sweet-potato pie, which combines roasted spuds, brown sugar, spices, and evaporated milk for a hefty pastry. Her eggnog-custard pie, tastes like that velvety holiday elixir–a blend of heavy cream, eggs, sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon–baked

Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau

Plymouth County, Massachusetts … a fun-filled getaway for the entire family. Relive the Pilgrim story. Go whale watching. Golf, hike, bike, or stroll along sandy beaches. Explore our coastline with its salty tales and lighthouse legends … view cranberry harvesting. Discover specialty shops, New England fare, and fine lodging for

Quabbin Reservoir

Whether you prefer angling for bass, landlocked salmon, pickerel, lake trout, brown trout, rainbow trout, or brookies, there’s a fishing hole for you at Boston’s central Massachusetts water supply. Boat rentals also available. BEST FRESHWATER FISHING.

Rafe’s Chasm Reservation

A 10-acre public park protects a sharp cleft in the granite bluff, rising some 40 feet above Massachusetts Bay. Trail begins at the small fenced roadside parking area, 400 feet east of Old Salem Path. Grounds open dawn to dusk. Free. 978-283-1601, capeannvacations.com; 978-281-8865, gloucesterma.com

Roger Williams Paddle Trail

Along a water trail that Providence founder Roger Williams followed in 1636 as he fled the Massachusetts Bay Colony, kayakers get a varied trip: across Omega Pond, hauling out to the Seekonk River, passing through the Fox Point Hurricane Barrier, and on to the Roger Williams National Memorial.

Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

The Salem Witch Museum makes a visit to Salem, Massachusetts complete. The Museum, which opened in 1972, puts you in 1692 where you can experience the legend and tragedy that were the Salem Witch Trials. Guides will take you through the mind-set of what was happening to the accused –

Sandy Neck Beach

Sandy Neck Beach

Sandy Neck Beach is a six-mile-long stretch of beauty located in both Sandwich and Barnstable, MA., and is the area’s longest beach. This barrier beach took thousands of years to develop into 4,700 acres of dunes, maritime forests, and marshes. It has high sand dunes facing Cape Cod Bay, with

Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center

Southbridge Hotel and Conference Center

The Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center is located in the peaceful, New England town of Southbridge, Massachusetts. It is easily accessible within just one hours drive from both Boston and Hartford. Combining the beauty and hospitality of a fine hotel with the technological convenience of a conference center, we are

Southeastern Massachusetts CVB

Southeastern Massachusetts CVB

Authentic … Inviting … Affordable! Southeastern Massachusetts offers the best in maritime heritage with the Whaling National Historical Park and New Bedford Whaling Museum. In Fall River, enjoy Battleship Cove and its 6 Historical Ships, plus Buzzards Bay, ethnic dining, fairs/festivals and more! Call 800-288-6263. www.bristol-county.org

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums

Springfield Museums is comprised of five world-class museums: the Connecticut Valley Historical Museum (temporarily closed for renovations), the Springfield Science Museum, the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts,the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Museum of Springfield History, and The Lyman and Merrie Wood Museum of Springfield

Tanglewood

Tanglewood

Celebrate Tanglewood’s 75th Anniversary Season! Tanglewood, world-renowned summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Tanglewood Music Center located in the beautiful Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts, celebrates its 75th anniversary season, June 22- September 2, with a spectacular lineup of musical guests and programs that spotlight Tanglewood’s rich tradition

The Housatonic

Best River PaddleQuiet country villages and forests of maples and oaks line the banks of the Housatonic River as it meanders through hills, over rocky gorges, and under century-old covered bridges. Flat-water canoeists can put in above the Falls Village Dam in the town of Canaan (be sure to stay

The Last Green Valley

The Last Green Valley

Find your true shade of green in The Last Green Valley: A National Heritage Corridor designated by Congress in 1994. The Last Green Valley encompasses 35 towns in northeastern Connecticut and south central Massachusetts and remains 78% forests and farmlands. Enjoy our natural splendors, scenic byways, unique shopping and dining,

The Liberty Hotel

Best Hotel
It took a sense of humor and style to turn a famous jail into a posh hotel, and that spirit informs everything at the Liberty, from the restaurants Clink, Alibi, and Scampo (Italian for “escape”) to the stunning atrium and the many thoughtful touches, such as Prosecco on arrival.

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The Midtown Hotel

The Midtown Hotel is an affordable and convenient place to stay in Boston’s Back Bay. Built in 1961, this retro-style, two-story hotel is located in the heart of Boston. The Hotel has 159 spacious guest rooms complete with coffee makers, air conditioning, 32″ LG flat screen televisions, wireless and DSL

The Sturbridge Townships

The Sturbridge Townships

THE STURBRIDGE TOWNSHIPS – Everything but ordinary. Breathtaking natural beauty. A diverse collection of outdoor activities, shops, restaurants, and accommodations. An authentic sense of small-town New England. With eleven towns and hundreds of ways to spend your time, you’re bound to discover something very special in the Sturbridge Townships. Plan

Topsfield Fair

Longer than any place in New England, Topsfield, Massachusetts, has put on an old-fashioned county fair.–Yankee Magazine, September/October 2011America’s oldest continually operating agricultural fair showcases New England’s largest apiary exhibition, a fall flower show, draft horses, plenty of farm animals, food, arts and crafts, and nationally known entertainment. Don’t

Walden Pond State Reservation

Walden Pond State Reservation

Walden Pond State Reservation is a wonder. In 1895, the ornithologist Kate Tryon said of Walden Pond, “It is a charming place, and it isn’t.” That remains a perfectly apt description of the park surrounding the pond where Thoreau let his mind graze widely. Walden Pond performs the neat trick

Yankee Candle Company

Yankee Candle Company is the largest manufacturer of U.S. made scented candles. Its flagship store in South Deerfield, Massachusetts features 400,00 Yankee Candles in more than 200 different famous Yankee scents. You will also find home accessories, New England crafts, gifts and collectibles, a toy shop, picnic grounds and a

Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

Zoar Outdoor/Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

Zoar Outdoor is New England’s Outdoor Adventure Resort, offering whitewater rafting, canoeing, kayaking, zip line canopy tours, biking and rock climbing on the Deerfield River in western Massachusetts. Our friendly professional staff, comfortable base camp with onsite camping and lodging and top-notch equipment ensure that your adventure will be memorable.

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