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New England Gem & Mineral Show

New England Gem & Mineral Show – Hosted by North Shore Rock & Mineral Club
Topsfield Fairgrounds, Rte. 1, North Topsfield, MA, 01983
Fair Trade Building and Coolidge Hall

Saturday, May 6, 2017 (9:00am-5:00pm)
Sunday, May 7, 2017 (10:00am-4:00pm)

Over 40 retail and wholesale dealers selling minerals, fossils, gems, jewelry, beads, and lots more.
Games for

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

Taeguk Mun

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Taeguk Mun

Winner of the 2014 Pablo Casals International Cello Competition, cellist Taeguk Mun has won numerous compettions and was a student of Lawrence Lesser at the New England Conservatory.

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn” is again returning to Rockport. Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

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A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, “A Christmas Celtic Sojourn” is again returning to Rockport. Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions

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22nd Annual Original Castleberry Faire …. Thanksgiving Day Weekend

A New England Tradition continues and the crafters are back in a big way for the 22nd Annual Castleberry Faire, Arts & Craft Festival, taking place at the Shriner’s Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road in Wilmington, MA Thanksgiving Day Weekend, November 25, 26 & 27.

This three day shopping bonanza includes

Journeys | Inside Yankee

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Journeys | Inside Yankee

Fall brings visitors to New England by the tens of thousands. And no, I’m not speaking here about the leaf peepers who tour during the short, spectacular weeks of color, but the more than 60,000 foreign students who come to New England’s colleges each September. And, also, the thousands of

OnTrend Holiday Market

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OnTrend Holiday Market

Get a jump on holiday shopping! OnTrend Crafts is hosting its Holiday Market on Sunday, November 27 at the beautiful Hadley Farms Meeting House in Hadley, MA. Dozens of the top indie crafters from around New England will be in western Mass selling their high-quality handmade goods. Shoppers will find

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22nd Annual Original Castleberry Faire …. Thanksgiving Day Weekend

A New England Tradition continues and the crafters are back in a big way for the 22nd Annual Castleberry Faire, Arts & Craft Festival, taking place at the Shriner’s Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road in Wilmington, MA Thanksgiving Day Weekend, November 25, 26 & 27.

This three day shopping bonanza includes

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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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22nd Annual Original Castleberry Faire …. Thanksgiving Day Weekend

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22nd Annual Original Castleberry Faire …. Thanksgiving Day Weekend

A New England Tradition continues and the crafters are back in a big way for the 22nd Annual Castleberry Faire, Arts & Craft Festival, taking place at the Shriner’s Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road in Wilmington, MA Thanksgiving Day Weekend, November 25, 26 & 27.

This three day shopping bonanza includes

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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22nd Annual Original Castleberry Faire

A New England Tradition continues and the crafters are back in a big way for the 22nd Annual Castleberry Faire, Arts & Craft Festival, taking place at the Shriner’s Auditorium, 99 Fordham Road in Wilmington, MA Thanksgiving Day Weekend, November 25, 26 & 27. This three day shopping bonanza includes

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,

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Bounty: Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village

Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear

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

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Bounty: Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village

Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear

Loving New England Jigsaw Puzzles

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Loving New England Jigsaw Puzzles

With all of today’s endless technological distractions, it’s easy to overlook some of life’s simpler, wireless pleasures.  Things like a good book, a fierce game of Scrabble, and a colorful jigsaw puzzle all have a spot on my list for wonderful ways to spend a lazy Sunday.

My fellow jigsaw-puzzle-lovers might

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21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair

The 21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair will be held indoor at the Topsfield Fairgrounds Arena, in Topsfield, MA, on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, from 10am to 5pm daily.

Over 250 of the regions finest craftspeople and artisans will display and sell

New England Craft Fair Gifts

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New England Craft Fair Gifts

New England’s holiday craft fairs are a stellar source of beautifully designed wares–and unforgettable gifts.
Exploring a craft fair is like embarking on a treasure hunt in which the reward is a happy pile of perfectly chosen, quirky, unique gifts. At the best fairs, these gems are practically guaranteed. Here

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21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair

The 21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair will be held indoor at the Topsfield Fairgrounds Arena, in Topsfield, MA, on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, from 10am to 5pm daily.

Over 250 of the regions finest craftspeople and artisans will display and sell

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Best Historic Inn Criteria

How did we choose our “bests” from all of the notable 18th-century lodgings in New England? To start with, we used the following criteria:
1. Age. Had to be standing before 1799.
2. Comfort. We appreciate a bit of luxury with our history.
3. Historic ambience. The details and renovations still evoke the

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Bounty: Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village

Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear

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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

21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair

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21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair

The 21st Annual New England Craft & Specialty Food Fair will be held indoor at the Topsfield Fairgrounds Arena, in Topsfield, MA, on Friday, November 11, Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13, from 10am to 5pm daily.

Over 250 of the regions finest craftspeople and artisans will display and sell

Parsonsfield

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Parsonsfield

LOCATION: Parsonsfield
Date: October 13
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Equipment: 60mm lens
“The leaves falling, the rocking chairs on the porch, the white New England house, the colors with the sun poking in and out, were too good to pass up.”

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Bounty: Thanksgiving at Old Sturbridge Village

Experience the traditions of an early 19th-century New England Thanksgiving. Learn about 1830s dining etiquette and watch the men of the Village compete in a post-dinner target shoot. Smell the scents of roasted turkey and pies warming by the fire. Learn about Native American food traditions and customs and hear

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Inside South County’s History

Within earshot of the surf along Narragansett Town Beach sits a burnished little gem of a museum that dunks you into the lives of the farmers and fishermen of a coastal Rhode Island community. South County Museum, under the lively direction of Jim Crothers (a theater professor at the University

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36th Annual Mayo PTA Craft Fair

36th Annual
Mayo PTA Craft Fair
Featuring more than 50 Professional New England Crafters
Saturday, October 22nd
9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Kids Games and Activities
Homemade Goodies
Raffle Items
Food For Purchase

Dr. Leroy E. Mayo Elementary School
351 Bullard St. Holden, MA (off Shrewsbury Street)

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Cabot Creamery

This nearly 100-year-old co-op buys milk from more than 1,200 dairy farms all over New England and upstate New York. From grocery-store staples to award-winning aged varieties and cave-ripened cloth-bound cheddars (a collaboration with Greensboro’s Jasper Hill Farm), fine cheese is a priority. 2878 Main St., Cabot (visitors’ center); 2657

Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

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Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.

A New England Premiere by Alice Birch
From the Director of AN OCTOROON, Summer L. Williams

October 21 – November 19, 2016
Plaza Theatre, Boston Center for the Arts

TICKETS: http://www.bostontheatrescene.com/season/Revolt-She-Said-Revolt-Again/

Individual Tickets $25-38

Pay-What-You-Want Dates ($6 minimum, walk-ups only):
Friday, October 21, 2016
Sunday, October 23, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016

A little #EffYourBeautyStandards #DeleteYourAccount #LeanIn
Maybe some #FreeTheNipple #MasculinitySoFragile

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Bishop’s Homemade

The specialty of this big house is a particular New England favorite: Grape-Nut ice cream, complete with crunchy bits of the earthy cereal within a mellow vanilla confection. Always happy to accommodate, the counter staff will set your cone into an old wooden holder while you pay. Bishop’s maple sundae

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34th Annual Roseland Cottage Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

Historic New England’s Roseland Cottage hosts one of the leading juried fine arts and crafts shows in New England, featuring 175 local artisans and their wares: jewelry, painting, printmaking, woodwork, pottery, clothing, metalwork, and much more. Enjoy live music, a food court, and first-floor tours of Roseland Cottage.

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Finding Spring Across New England

MARCH
Vermont Flower Show (Essex Junction, VT) March 4-6. 802-425-5117; greenworksvt.org
Portland Flower Show (Portland, ME) March 10-13. 207-775-4403; portlandcompany.com
Boston Flower & Garden Show / Blooms! (Boston, MA) March 16-20. 781-237-5533, thebostonflowershow.com; 617-933-4900, masshort.org
Seacoast Home & Garden Show (Durham, NH) March 26-27. 207-935-2845; homegardenflowershow.com

APRIL
Florence Griswold Museum (Old Lyme, CT) 860-434-5542;

OnTrend Fall Craft Fair

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OnTrend Fall Craft Fair

OnTrend Crafts is hosting its Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, October 15 on the beautiful Hadley Town Commons in Hadley, MA. Dozens of the top indie crafters from around New England will be in western Mass selling their high-quality handmade goods. Shoppers will find handcrafted jewelry, housewares, candles, body care

Inside Yankee: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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Inside Yankee: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

I came to Yankee 31 years ago this October, and even then the magazine was so ingrained in the life and culture of the region that it was hard at times to know whether New England was shaping Yankee or whether the magazine was somehow defining how people saw New

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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Inside Yankee: Finding Summer

We wait so patiently, don’t we? We find all sorts of ways to enjoy winter–snow sports, cozy inns, reading by the fire, bragging about snow tires and wood piles–because we either do that or be miserable, or join the snowbirds. So we wait. And spring comes. Café tables appear like

Brew Ha Ha

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Brew Ha Ha

Join us on Sunday, October 9, 2016 for a Brew Ha Ha, presented by Amoskeag Beverages, a celebration of craft beer, delicious food, live music and fun for the whole family!

Celebrate the season with friends and family while sampling a wide variety of craft beers produced throughout the greater New

Homegrown: Green Peas

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Homegrown: Green Peas

More recipes: Recipes with Fresh Peas
While still awaiting New England’s leafy greens and brimming farmers’ markets, you can taste the season’s warmth with the arrival of crisp and crunchy spring peas.
You can plant this fast-growing, cool-weather legume (Pisum sativum) as soon as the soil is workable.

The young plants

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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

Art Without Borders

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Art Without Borders

People used to cross the U.S.-Canadian border casually, driving across the St. Croix River from Calais, Maine, into St. Stephen, New Brunswick with a friendly wave of a border guard’s hand. These days, border security is heightened and it takes a passport to move between the two countries. So it’s

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Newburyport’s Fall Harvest Festival

Come to downtown Newburyport on Sunday & Monday of Columbus Day weekend for our annual Fall Harvest Festival! Enjoy great food, live music, and family fun while celebrating autumn’s arrival. Explore downtown shops as well as craft vendor booths from artisans all over New England!Bring the kids in the morning

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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

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Pairings for January/February

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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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Dig In: Field-to-Table

Come help us celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn at the peak of autumn color. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Meet our oxen and see multiple teams demonstrate plowing and preparing the fields. Learn more about heritage breed

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

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27th Annual Milford Pumpkin Festival

The Milford Pumpkin Festival is one of the most highly anticipated annual events in New England each Fall, drawing 35,000+ people to historic downtown Milford, New Hampshire, each October.Our 27th year will see a continuance of creating a family-oriented, community-based festival. The event, traditionally held over the Columbus Day weekend

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Dear Yankee

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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Tablescapes Around The World 2016

TABLESCAPES, an Arts In Reach (AIR) fundraising event, brings New England’s top designers to the table, literally, to transform the ordinary into something beautifully artistic. 2016 marks the event’s fourth year featuring upscale designs for dining tables and workshops on food, design, and entertaining.Get ready! Our 2016 Tablescapes designers

Summer in New England

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Summer in New England

So much to see, so little time — it’s summer in New England!

Everyone wants to start at the beaches, but there’s more than sand and surf. Here are some coastal highlights.

Water, water, everywhere. And lots to do on New England’s waterways — try tubing, canoeing, kayaking, and more.

Get lost! Hiking

We’re Gonna Die | The Afterlife Remount

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We’re Gonna Die | The Afterlife Remount

We’re Gonna Die By Young Jean Lee
Original music by Young Jean Lee, Tim Simmonds, Mike Hanf, Nick Jenkins, and Benedict Kupstas

Directed by Shawn LaCount
Music Direction by Steve Sarro

October 4 – October 8, 2016

BUY TICKETS: https://americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/were-gonna-die-0

Run time: 55 minutes with no intermission
Venue: OBERON
2 Arrow St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Box Office: 617.547.8300
Administrative Office: 617.495.2668

It’s

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Remdawg

66 Remdawg
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

Mushroom Walk

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Mushroom Walk

Join expert Faith Hunt on this annual foray that will introduce you to a spectacular variety of local fungi.

Dig into the many strange, beautiful, and – at times – delicious species of mushrooms found across New England. Expert Faith Hunt hosts an annual seminar and foraging trip designed to introduce

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Dear Yankee

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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18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 18th annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2.

Over 100 Juried Craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including

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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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18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 18th annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2.

Over 100 Juried Craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including fine

18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake

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18th Annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake

The scenic Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith, New Hampshire will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 18th annual Autumn Craft Festival on the Lake on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday October 2.

Over 100 Juried Craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made works including

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Dear Yankee

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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Apple Days

Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties. Throughout the day our

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Revolutionary Spirit

And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails (Crown Publishing, $24), by longtime Yankee contributor Wayne Curtis, tells the story of the rise, fall, and return of America’s most reviled and defamed spirit. Rum began as a byproduct of the 17th-century Caribbean sugar industry

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Vermont Woodworking & Forest Festival

CELEBRATING VERMONT’S WOODWORKING ARTISAN HERITAGE WITH FARM, FOREST, FURNITURE & FINE WOODWORKING! Meet the artisans while shopping for furniture and wood products at the Billings Farm & Museum. Vermont woodworking vendors will be selling their unique products including carvings, home accessories, jewelry, bedroom and dining furniture, toys and games, and

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The Fairest of Them All

Whether they’re called fairs, festivals, art shows, or samplers, these events have one important thing in common: They’re a great way to get your holiday shopping done early. So beat the rush at the malls this season and purchase something made with care. These acclaimed annual events have something for

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Apple Days

Ripe and redolent apples are a favorite sign of fall in New England. Enjoy the crisp autumn days at Old Sturbridge Village with special events throughout our Apple Days celebration. Come tour the orchards, help us pick apples, and taste some nearly forgotten heirloom apple varieties. Throughout the day our

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Dear Yankee

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

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8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival

The scenic Town Common on Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, will come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Over 75 Juried craftspeople from all over New England will display and sell their American made works

Townsend Historical Society’s 35th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair

A weekend on the historic town common filled with the work of talented artisans and crafters available to admire and purchase. More than 50 vendors in attendance. A true New England fall weekend, complete with live music including the Townsend Military Band’s final concert for the year, good food and

Fall Craft Festival on The Green in Chester, VT

The 42nd Annual Fall Festival Craft Show on the Chester Vermont Green will be held on September 17-18th from 10AM to 4PM. One of the “Most Beautiful Villages” in New England will host spinning and quilting demonstrations, New England artists featuring handmade crafts including glass, pottery, fiber art,

8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival

The scenic Town Common on Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, will come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2016.Over 75 Juried craftspeople from all over New England will display and sell their American made works

40th Annual Corn Festival

September 17 and 1810:00am-4:00pmPopular with families in the region, the Corn Festival is an annual event celebrating the fall harvest and thenatural and cultural heritage of New England. Celebrate the fall with us in this fun festival highlighting the harvest! Hayrides, pony rides, animals, music, and demonstrations of traditional harvest

8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival

8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival

The scenic Town Common on Hampton Falls, New Hampshire, will come alive with color, flavor, and music for the 8th Annual Hampton Falls Craft Festival on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Over 75 Juried craftspeople from all over New England will display and sell their American made works

New England Festival of Hope

Free, 3rd Annual inspirational beachfront event dedicated this year to honoring the lives lost on 9/11/01 and encouraging faith and hope in the future. Live music, Children’s activities, Guest speakers: Red Sox Hall of Famer Dwight Evans, X Games BMX World Record Holder Kevin Robinson, and New England Revolution

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Apple Festival – Monroe, CT

St Peter’s Annual Apple Festival is the perfect way to kick-off New England’s fabulous Fall season.It’s a community tradition you don’t want to miss. Every year on the first weekend after Labor Day, St Peter’s Church holds its annual Apple Festival. Craft vendors from all over the Northeast set up

Audubon Raptor Weekend 2016

This September eagles, owls, hawks and falcons will be descending on the Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Environmental Education Center for Raptor Weekend 2016. Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of these extraordinary birds to the largest raptor celebration in New England. There

Annual Codman Estate Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

This annual event at Historic New England’s Codman Estate features the works of more than 100 artisans, including wooden furniture and toys, pottery, photography, paintings, jewelry, glass, and clothing, and much more. This juried event is a favorite of crafters and shoppers alike.Also enjoy live entertainment and Codman Estate tours.

CRAFT: Beers + Trades

Our wildly popular new event returns this fall! Historic interpreters will present 19th-century craft demonstrations, while dozens of craft brewers from throughout New England serve samples of their finest, small-batch, mouth-watering beers and hard ciders in a spectacular beer garden. Meanwhile, guest tradespeople will demonstrate their exquisite work and sell

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

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

27th Annual Labor Day Weekend Craft Fair at the Bay

The 27th Annual Labor Day Weekend “Craft Fair at the Bay” will be held at the Alton Bay Community House and along the waterfront, Route 11, Alton NH on Saturday, September 3, Sunday, September 4, and Monday {Labor Day}, September 5, 2016.Over 75 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over

21st Annual Southern Vermont Garlic & Herb Festival

Join garlic-lovers from throughout New England as they come to sample food and crafts from hundreds of different vendors, all made from -you guessed it – garlic and herbs!Everything from garlic ice cream to garlic jelly, pickled garlic, roasted garlic, garlic braids and, of course, plain garlic bulbs of every

Nearer to Nature Walks: Squam Lakes Natural Science Center

Great for adults and older teens! These walks focus on Science Center Naturalist, Margaret Gillespie’s recently published book called Nearer to Nature. The book walks you through the seasons, delving into nature’s mysteries. Join Margaret to explore the local flora and fauna at one or more places. (7/19) Unsworth Preserve

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

7th Annual “Ramble” On Salisbury Beach

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

Dover Maker Faire

Calling all inventors, scientists, tinkerers and makers. The 4th annual Dover Mini Maker Faire is happening at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire this Summer, August 27th! Join over 50 of your fellow makers in this showcase of creativity.Makers Faire is a day long festival where people of all ages

Designing Women Fine Art & Crafts Annual Manchester Show & Sale

Join us for a fantastic celebration of over 20 female artisans from all over northern New England featuring beautiful, handcrafted pieces, an emerging artist tent, live music, Maine authors, and Longfellow’s fantastic end of the season sales. This show benefits the Sexual Assault Crisis & Support Center in Winthrop. Support

Classic Tractor Expo

Bring the family and join the fun at the Classic Tractor Expo, August 26-28, 2016. Previously the New England John Deere Expo the name has changed. As the event has grown over the years it now includes all makes, models and colors of antique tractors. You

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

63rd Greeley Park Art Show

Each year, the Nashua Area Artists’ Association hosts this important event for both artists and visitors alike. Artists from the New England area come to this landmark downtown Nashua park and set up their artist stand/booth to display and sell their work to thousands of visitors over the two-day event.During

Textile Weekend

Each year, Old Sturbridge Village explores a different aspect of 19th century textiles. This year’s theme is quilts. See a variety of handmade artifact and reproduction quilts and quilted items such as petticoats, hoods, pockets, and bed quilts. Watch demonstrations of quilting techniques such as piecing from the early 19th

Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Each year over 50,000 people attend this spectacular event and view the works of over 200 Juried Artists and Craftsmen from throughout the U.S.A. Continuous live music, traditional New England Seafood, a fabulous pancake breakfast and Antique Cars complement this picture perfect seaport event!

Exhibits include Fine Jewelry, Watercolors, Pottery, Custom

36th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival

Historic Stage Fort Park along Gloucester Harbor will once again blossom into the colorful36th Annual Gloucester Waterfront Festival on Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2016. A collection of over 175 Juried artists and craftspeople from throughout the U.S. will display their unique creations, with live music and delicious

Summer Mardi Gras Concert with Henri Smith & Charles Neville

Summer Mardi Gras Concert with Henri Smith & Charles Neville

New Orleans legend Henri Smith brings his summer Mardi Gras party to Beverly, MA on August 19 starring Grammy-winners Charles Neville and Amadee Castenell with a special appearance by the New England Neville Brothers featuring Charles Neville with his two sons: keyboardist Khalif and drummer Talyn.

There’s plenty of room at

Newburyport’s Cruisin’ the 50’s

Downtown Newburyport will host classic cars and classic 60’s music at the 4th Annual “Cruisin’ the 50’s” festival on Thursday, August 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. This free community event, sponsored by “The Legends” WNBP Radio, and the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, draws huge, enthusiastic crowds each

Nearer to Nature Walks: Chamberline Reynolds Memorial Forest

Great for adults and older teens! These walks focus on Science Center Naturalist, Margaret Gillespie’s recently published book called Nearer to Nature. The book walks you through the seasons, delving into nature’s mysteries. Join Margaret to explore the local flora and fauna at one or more places. (7/19) Unsworth Preserve

Jazz Rising Stars: Thinkin’ Big

An 18-piece big band made up of graduates and students of the Berklee School of Music and New England Conservatory, Thinkin’ Big is bringing new life to big band music. With three CD’s released, the band performs music from Sinatra to big band arrangements to funk.

15th Annual Phillip House Car Meet

Join Historic New England and the North Shore Old Car Club for the Fourteenth Annual Car Meet, where vintage and antique vehicles are displayed on historic Chestnut Street. See the Phillips family’s collection of carriages, two Pierce-Arrows, and a Model A Ford.

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

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

Attean Family Pow Wow

Tribal representatives from Maine, New England & around the country will be at the park for two full days with native dancers, drummers, craft vendors, singers & traditional food booths. This year, don’t miss NEW activities, food, music & Grand Entry presented each day. An exciting opportunity to learn more

Fiber Revival

Join the Newburyport Spinners Guild and Historic New England for a day-long exploration of fiber arts, featuring demonstrations of hand-spinning, weaving, metalwork, alpaca and sheep husbandry, rug making, and knitting. Try your hand at washing, combing, spinning, and weaving wool. Vendors offer a variety of natural fibers, yarns and equipment.The

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Redcoats & Rebels at Old Sturbridge Village

See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was

Hike Like It’s 1915!

What was it like to hike in New England one hundred years ago? Look no further for answers than Appalachian Mountain Club Archivist, Becky Fullerton. During the summer AMC huts season of 2015, she hiked like it was 1915, in celebration of the centennial of the Lakes of the Clouds

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Masterclass: Laurence Lesser

MASTERCLASS: LAURENCE LESSERMonday, July 25 | 8:00pmThe Big Barn, Putney, VT$10 ($9 Seniors, $5 Students) | Buy Tickets http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2562046At Yellow Barn masterclasses, audience members are invited to sit in The Big Barn with Yellow Barn musicians and witness the interpretive process as Yellow Barn faculty and guests coach participants on

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

5th Annual Hyannis Summer Arts and Craft Festival

The Hyannis Summer Arts and Craft Festival will be held on the Village Green, Main Street, Hyannis on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24, 2016.Over 100 of New England’s finest craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made arts and crafts including original watercolors, basketry, fine jewelry,

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Antique Auto Show

See more than 200 classic and antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles from all over the region at Historic New England’s popular annual auto show. Featuring entertainment by the New Liberty Jazz Band, museum tours, and a raffle. Rain or shine.

Masterclass: Donald Weilerstein

Saturday, July 16 | 10:30amThe Big Barn, Putney, VT$10 ($9 seniors, $5 students) | Buy Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2561972At Yellow Barn masterclasses, audience members are invited to sit in The Big Barn with Yellow Barn musicians and witness the interpretive process as Yellow Barn faculty and guests coach participants on a wide

27th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay

The Lake Winnipesaukee waterfront along Alton Bay will come alive with color, flavor and music for the 27th Annual Craft Fair at the Bay on Saturday, July 16 and Sunday July 17 from 10am to 5pm daily.Over 75 Juried craftspeople and artisans from all over New England will display and

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Leslie Stroud & Matthew Odell

The performance begins at 7:30 PM. Doors for seating open at 7:00 PM. Advance Tickets $15, Day of performance $18. Performing throughout New England, Ms. Stroud on flute and Mr. Odell, pianist have quickly established themselves as provocative and colorful duo partners in presenting the richly varied chamber music written

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Thames River Art & Craft Show

The Thames River Art & Craft Show is a two day art & craft show being held on the beautiful coastal campus of Mitchell College in New London, CT. The Mitchell College campus is located in Southeastern Connecticut at the mouth of the Thames River and Long Island Sound.

Vermont Quilt Festival

New England’s largest and oldest quilt show celebrates its 40th anniversary with eye-popping color and design in the hundreds of new and antique quilts on display. The four-day event offers lectures and classes presented by noted quilt artists, quilt appraisal services, free gallery talks, demos, and great shopping in the

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

Hyannis Arts and Craft Festival at the Car Show

The Hyannis Arts and Craft Festival at the Car Show will be held on the Village Green, Main Street, Hyannis on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2016.Over 100 of New England’s finest craftspeople and artisans will display and sell their American made arts and crafts including original watercolors,

61st Annual Arts Festival

For over 60 years, Cohasset’s historic town common has been the site of South Shore Art Center’s annual arts festival, attracting over 9,000 guests to the three-day festival. Held on Father’s Day weekend, a sprawling eight-pole tent housing art exhibitions, 90+ exhibitor booths, food booths, and a performance stage transform

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

The Providence Flea

The Providence Flea returns on Sunday, June 5th, and is held every Sunday through September 11th on the Providence River Greenway from 10 am – 4 pm, rain or shine. Check out our popular open-air, juried market–featuring vintage finds, local artisans and makers, live music, community non-profits and fine food

7 Seas Whale Watch

7 Seas Whale Watch

Experience New England’s great whales up close in First Class Accommodations aboard Gloucester’s newest and most elegant vessel, the Privateer IV. Guaranteed Sightings! Expert naturalists. This four hour excursion is often the highlight of our passengers New England experience. Visit our website to read how extraordinary this excursion is and

A&W Drive-In

The A&W Drive-In where frosty root beers and fried onion rings from one of New England’s last car-hop restaurants perfectly complement the crisp fall air.

Acton Jazz Cafe

Best Cool VibeIt’s hard to imagine a more finger-snapping place anywhere in New England. Music’s almost always in the air: six nights a week, including sunset and starlight jazz jams on Sundays and blues jams on Thursdays. A light menu of pastas and salads and not-so-light desserts rounds out the

Allen Whiting

Allen Whiting, who lives and works on the same generations-old family sheep farm where he grew up, has been painting landscapes for a long time. At age 64, it’s what he wants to keep doing: “Mostly I really want to do what I do, better. I’m starting to eliminate stuff

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail in Maine is perhaps the most rugged portion of the 14-state hike. There are 281 miles of Trail in Maine, and even the most experienced of hikers can be slowed to an average of only one mile an hour in some parts of the Trail.

Art’s Dune Tours

Crazy beautiful, deserted, with haunting vistas over rolling dunes.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010Best Retro EcotourThe windblown heaps of sand beside Route 6 as you approach town seem almost like a little piece of the Sahara come to New England. Art’s has been driving folks into these dunes since 1946, and

Atkins Farms Country Market

Atkins Farms Country Market

A modern country market nestled in one of the oldest apple orchards in New England. Atkins Farms specializes in growing quality apples, peaches and pears. To order any of our apple assortment gift packages, specialty gift baskets or fresh from scratchbaked goods, visit us on the web or

Atlantic Brewing Company

The Best 5: Local BreweriesA combination beer garden, smokehouse, and brewery tucked behind an unassuming white farmhouse on a leafy country road at the edge of stunning Acadia National Park. The beers are straight out of the old New England tradition: that is, British beer styles that often take advantage

Bed and Breakfasts of the Mystic Coast and Country

Bed and Breakfasts of the Mystic Coast and Country

The Bed and Breakfasts of the Mystic Coast and Country invite you to visit any of our member B&B’s/inns and experience the gracious hospitality of some of the finest bed and breakfasts located in Mystic, Stonington, Ledyard, Pawcatuck, Lisbon, Niantic, Bozrah, Preston and Poquetanuck. Each B&B offers a unique Mystic

Beech Tree Bed & Breakfast

An immaculate Greek Revival, whose three attractively furnished guestrooms prove that you needn’t compromise on comfort when traveling on a budget. Near New England’s most picturesque seaside artists’ colonies. Rates: from $120, including full breakfast.

Berkshire East Canopy Tours

Berkshire East Canopy Tours is New England’s greatest zip line adventure. With three tours to choose from, BECT has something for everybody from the first warm weekends of spring till the end of the foliage. Ask for the Valley Jump Tour to experience the thrill of a lifetime on some

Biomes Marine Biology Center

If it inhabits Narragansett Bay, chances are you can observe it and maybe even touch it at this private marine-education center. Devoted staff and volunteers have assembled the most diverse collection of New England marine life you can see anywhere, and open tanks invite you to pet stingrays, skates, sea

Bishop’s Homemade

The specialty of this big house is a particular New England favorite: Grape-Nut ice cream, complete with crunchy bits of the earthy cereal within a mellow vanilla confection. Always happy to accommodate, the counter staff will set your cone into an old wooden holder while you pay. Bishop’s maple sundae

Blount Clam Shack & Soup Store

Blount’s Fine Foods claims to be the largest producer of lobster bisque in the country and the biggest producer of clam chowder in New England. Those two are just the beginning, though. Blount’s butternut squash and apple soup, scallop-and-bacon chowder, and fire-roasted vegetable soup are equally impressive. BEST SOUPS.

Bondir

Jason Bond is a culinary romantic, expressing his passion for New England ingredients in menus laced with wild beach plums, Cape Cod oysters, Delicata squash, and local pasture-raised chicken (all entrees $30). His food is sensuous in the purest sense. His partner, Monica Higgins, brings the same aesthetic to the

Boothbay Railway Village

Boothbay Railway Village

All aboard! Ride a narrow-gauge steam train through a rural village setting, view more than 60 antique vehicles, and explore informative exhibits in historic buildings at one of Maine’s oldest railway museums. Best Railway Museum-Yankee Magazine May/June 2015Nowhere else in New England can you experience a steam train ride, historical

Boston CityPASS

Boston CityPASS

Boston CityPASS is a phenomenal way to save money while you see some great sites in Boston. What you get when you buy CityPASS is a booklet of admission tickets to 5 must-see attractions in Boston, and you’ll save 47% compared to combined regular box office prices. You can save

Boston Yacht Haven

Located at the marina next to the New England Aquarium, this luxury lodging offers harbor views, spacious suites decorated in nautical style, and a host of shared amenities, including a pool table and an exercise room. Suites include kitchen appliances. BEST NAUTICAL LODGING.

Boulder Beach

There’s nothing quite as nourishing for both body and soul as a dip in a Vermont swimming hole, where the sylvan surroundings enfold you in a blanket of green. Nestled in one of the largest state forests in the Northeast Kingdom, Lake Groton is actually too large to be called

Cabot Creamery Visitors Center

This nearly 100-year-old co-op buys milk from more than 1,200 dairy farms all over New England and upstate New York. From grocery-store staples to award-winning aged varieties and cave-ripened cloth-bound cheddars (a collaboration with Greensboro’s Jasper Hill Farm), fine cheese is a priority.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2011800-837-4261. Main St., Cabot. Best

Camden Snow Bowl

The toboggan run at the Camden Snow Bowl is not your neighborhood sledding hill. The piercing squeals, the throaty primal whelps, are an involuntary (and universal) response to New England’s longest toboggan chute, a 440-foot straightaway that’s 30-mph fast. It’s over before you know it; with your heart still in

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

Cava Tapas & Wine Bar

Cava makes Spanish food from great New England fish, meat, and produce, and serves tapas as well as hearty small plates. Some dishes (such as grilled octopus and chicken-sausage paella) are Spanish classics, while others are inspired by a wider Mediterranean influence. Wine selections are among New England’s best. Even

Cellar Stories

Bibliophiles, behold: 70,000 rare and used books and counting. Pick your poison—art and architecture, poetry, New England history—the selection at Cellar Stories is vast and varied, and owner Michael Chandley is an encyclopedia of knowledge. BEST USED BOOKSTORE.

Clay Cliffs of Aquinnah

The multicoloured Clay Cliffs of Aquinnah were formed by glaciers more than 100 million years ago. Rising 150 feet from the ocean, the Cliffs are quite am impressive sight. A National Historic Landmark owned by the Wampanoag Indians, the Cliffs provide a tremendous place for sightseeing, but it is illegal

Coastal Growers Market

Best 5–Farmers’ MarketsCasey Farm, a Historic New England-owned organic CSA operation, boasts sweeping views of Narragansett Bay, giving its free-range cows and pigs some of the best real estate in the Ocean State. The staff tends the fields and sells the bounty at the market, along with dozens of other

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens

Stretching along two-thirds of a mile of oceanfront, this equally masterly and magical landscape encompasses more than 250 acres of formal gardens, woodlands, and themed pocket gardens. Voted Best Botanical Garden.Discover spectacular ornamental gardens; miles of waterfront and woodland trails; and impressive stonework, sculpture, and water features – all on

Connecticut River Museum

Connecticut River Museum

Discover New England’s Great River and historic Steamboat Dock with a visit to the Connecticut River Museum. 410 miles of water and 450 years of history come to life through interactive exhibits, river cruises, heritage festivals and more. Climb aboard a replica of the world’s first submarine, experience the

Craftland

A must-visit boutique featuring locally created clothes, jewelry, and art.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012Founded in 2002 as a pop-up shop, Craftland has occupied a bright storefront space for four years and is a mainstay of Providence’s creative crowd. With works by 100 artists from New England and beyond, there’s plenty to

Crane Beach

For sheer scenic beauty, no New England strand tops Crane Beach’s 4 miles of soft, white sand, against a backdrop of undulating dunes, piping plovers, and the mansion at Castle Hill for company. If you walk a bit, you’ll find a private spot, even in high summer. Locals caution

Culinary Archives & Museum at Johnson & Wales University

This carefully curated collection showcases the varied elements of cooking and cuisine across five centuries.Examples of fine service pieces and cutlery include silver sandwich boxes, knife rests, and egg guillotines—all just one room away from still-life images of the humble early New England kitchen, the center of the home (where

Cultural Connector

Daytrippers can cruise to various wharves near major destinations like Faneuil Hall, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the New England Aquarium on this ferry shuttle. A one-way pass is $5; an all-day pass is $15. The shuttle stops at Central Wharf, Fan Pier, and Fort Point Channel. It’s a budget-friendly,

Currier Museum of Art

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

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum

Best Outdoor SculptureThirty-five acres of lawns and copious surrounding woods make this outdoor space the largest sculpture park in New England, and the lawn furniture, so to speak, some of the most expressive. Some 75 sculptures and site-specific installations are exhibited at any one time. Picnicking is encouraged.

Delamar Southport

Best Artful LodgingWith architectural nods to New England ancestry, this new coastal-village hotel combines classy comfort, original artworks, and, in most rooms, convenient kitchens. Relax in the spa suite, climb aboard a cocktail cruise, or trot down to the beach. Pooch positive, so bring your pet (under 50 pounds).

DiMare Seafood Marketplace, Restaurant & Bar

Real Rhode Island clam chowder has no cream (that’s New England chowder) and no tomatoes (that’s Manhattan chowder). DiMare’s version of Rhode Island “clear chowder” is based on the recipe of the owner’s father, a retired U.S. Navy commander. A bowl with a jumbo stuffie makes a meal. BEST RHODE

Dolphin Chowder House

Dolphin Chowder House

At the Dolphin Marina and Restaurant, you can dine on Maine coastal fare, including Maine lobster dinners, fresh, local seafood, and hand-cut steaks. The waterfront location offers outstanding views of Casco Bay and its many islands. Located on the tip of Basin Point, South Harpswell, and at the water’s edge

Durgin-Park

Durgin-Park

Durgin-Park is one of those places you have to see when you come to Boston. Its great New England menu is one of the best, and the Boston Baked Beans are the best you’ll ever have. Known for its communal dining and surly waitresses, the place has changed just a

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 –

Farnum Hill Ciders at Poverty Lane Orchards

Sparkling and still ciders are crafted from heirloom apples at Poverty Hill Orchards overlooking the Connecticut River. Sales and tastings during the fall; ciders are available at markets throughout New England. July is pick-your-own berry season.Steve Wood and Louisa Spencer operate Farnum Hill Ciders, and Poverty Lane Orchards.Steve and Louisa

Federal Hill

Federal Hill, a Rhode Island attraction with a wide variety of fun things to do, including dining and shopping, has been called the “Heartbeat of Providence.” Come down and check it out; you’ll have a great time.Yankee Magazine July 2009Rhode Islanders love this colorful Italian neighborhood west of downtown along

First Baptist Church in America

First Baptist Church in America

Come to the First Baptist Church in America to see the towering white spire of the 1775 meetinghouse. Built in 1774 to 1775, this church was the largest building project in New England at that time. The building, 80 x 80 feet, seated 1,200 people, equal to one third of

Four Seas Ice Cream

Four Seas Ice Cream

Four Seas Ice Cream on Cape Cod has been serving the finest homemade ice cream since 1934, founded by W. Wells Watson. It’s one of the three oldest ice cream shops in New England and was once a blacksmith shop back in the day. The store was named for part

Franconia Notch State Park

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

Garden in the Woods

Garden in the Woods

The Best 5Home of the venerable New England Wild Flower Society, this intimate strolling garden features more than 1,000 native plants in their habitats. It’s best viewed in spring and early summer. The meadow shines in late summer.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2010In New England Wild Flower Society’s renowned botanic garden, you’ll

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

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,

Grafton Village Cheese Company

There are many fine Cheddars being made in New England, but Grafton is special for its balance of buttery, tangy, and earthy-mushroom notes.800-472-3866. Townshend Rd., Grafton. Best bet: Go for the Gold. Mon.-Fri. 8-4, Sat.-Sun. 10-4. (www.graftonvillagecheese.com)In a state that takes pride in its cheese-making tradition, the rich, sharp cheddars

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Greater Merrimack Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

Amid the timeless beauty and charm of New England lies the Merrimack Valley, a region unsurpassed for its proud heritage and historic impact on the nation. The Merrimack Valley is easily accessible with an array of shopping and dining experiences and endless choices for sightseeing, performing arts, museums, and nightlife.Amid

Gropius House

Bauhaus simplicity and efficiency dovetailed neatly with New England traditions, so when former Bauhaus director Walter Gropius built his home in 1938, the radical architecture wasn’t completely out of place. Revolutionary in its use of innovative materials, this boxy home has become a classic seven decades later. BEST MODERN ARCHITECTURE

Hall at Patriot Place

For football fans who have perhaps forgotten that there was a New England Patriots team before the Brady/Belichick era, this facility adjacent to Gillette Stadium contains the team’s Hall of Fame and galleries that tell the Pats’ tale from the early days to the four Lombardi Trophies. You can even

Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom

The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom has undergone many changes since it opened in 1899, but it remains one of the premier venues for fun and entertainment in the region. The Ballroom has hosted everyone from Bing Crosby to The Who. In 2010, Pollstar ranked the Casino Ballroom #23 in the

Harbor Bath & Body

Sweet-smelling souvenirs—soaps, lotions, sprays, and bath salts—are the draw at Harbor Bath & Body. Much of the well-curated inventory hails from New England, and owner Lynn Shaw even makes her own Bristol-branded line called “Thames Naturals.” BEST LOCAL BATH PRODUCTS.

Hardy Boat Cruises

Hardy Boat Cruises

Hardy Boat Cruises offers ferry service to Monhegan Island mid-May through mid-October departing from New Harbor daily at 9 am and 2 pm and returns from the Island at 10:15 am and 3:15 pm. Our Puffin Watches to Eastern Egg Rock depart daily throughout the summer at 5:30 pm. These

Harman’s Cheese & Country Store

Harman’s Cheese & Country Store

Really-Aged Cheddar Cheese; aged 2 full years. Unique country store & mail-order business providing the best products and service to customers for over 50 years. Stop in for free sample of Cheddar to see why it’s called “World’s Greatest” Cheddar Cheese. Other unusually good products: Hickory-Smoked Cheddar, Old-Fashioned New England

Harman’s Cheese and Country Store

Harman’s Cheese and Country Store

Really-Aged Cheddar Cheese; aged 2 full years. Unique country store & mail-order business providing the best products and service to customers for over 50 years. Stop in for free sample of Cheddar to see why it’s called “World’s Greatest” Cheddar Cheese. Other unusually good products: Hickory-Smoked Cheddar, Old-Fashioned New

Heron American Crafts Gallery

To bring home a little of that artistic sensibility, visit Heron American Crafts Gallery (heronamericancraft.com) for artisanal wares from around New England and beyond. Look for the shadow-box sculptures of Tomas Savrda, which we guarantee are like nothing you’ve ever seen before.

Historic Tour Of Uvm

This 90-minute stroll takes walkers through the campus of the University of Vermont, the fifth-oldest university in New England; more than a dozen UVM buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places.–Yankee Magazine, May/June 2012

Homeward Designs Cottage Style

Homeward Designs’ Cottage Style is co-owned by Jayne Ward and her daughter, Melissa Ward Messer, formerly a dancer with Boston Ballet. Here the two women collaborate on decorative, seasonal gifts for the home. “After years of watching Mom in her shops, it clicked for me,” Melissa says. “When I retired

Hotchkiss School Golf Course

Perhaps you never had the wherewithal to attend a classic New England prep school in the Berkshire foothills. But if you have $15, you can play nine challenging holes at this campus course designed by Seth Raynor. It’s open for public play daily after 11:00 a.m. Best 9-Hole Golf Course

Inn at Danbury

Inn at Danbury

New England hospitality with a European flair awaits you at Inn at Danbury & Alphorn Bistro when you visit our 1850 farmhouse. We are centrally located in a rural setting close to Ragged Mountain Resort, an excellent home base for fall foilage viewing. 14 individually decorated rooms w/private baths and

International Cryptozoology Museum

An 8-foot-tall Bigfoot greets visitors at Loren Coleman’s museum. He’s a renowned expert in cryptozoology, the story of hidden animals, such as the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman. Open by appointment.Loren Coleman is both the International Cryptozoology Museum’s tour guide and its main attraction. The exhibits serve as

J’s At Nashoba Valley Winery

Best Vineyard DiningSet in the heart of America’s first fruit bowl, J’s reflects a New England take on the country winery restaurants of northern California and parts of France. Dishes like Chardonnay-poached lobster match the venue’s light style. Grilled beef and lamb pair well with the beers, brewed on the

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

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

L’Espalier

After years of enchanting couples in a snug Victorian townhouse, L’Espalier is now settled into its shiny new digs next to the Mandarin Oriental hotel. Adding sophistication hasn’t taken away the intimacy, however. The food (New England meets France) and service are just as classic and cosseting as ever.

Locke-Ober

Since the 1800s, Boston’s Locke-Ober restaurant has been serving New England cuisine to well-heeled Bostonians in search of elegance. For years it was a men-only establishment, so the steak au poivre and lobster dishes became a rite of passage for the male graduates of our local colleges and the place

Maine’s MidCoast

Maine’s MidCoast

Maine’s MidCoast: an engaging mix of New England tradition and modern eclecticism along scenic Coastal Route 1 from Brunswick on Merrymeeting Bay northeast to Searsport on Penobscot Bay.Long a place of inspiration and beauty, Maine’s MidCoast welcomes visitors to watch the action at their working harbors, where commercial fishing boats

Mark s Classic Cruise

A ’28 Plymouth sedan. A ’68 Camaro Z/28. A ’14 Corvette Stingray. Monday nights May through September, a 25-acre plot becomes a field of dreams for automobile enthusiasts. At 20 years old, New England’s largest weekly cruise night is already a classic. Admission’s free, and more than 800 heart-stopping vehicles

Masa

Masa

Masa is Southwestern dining in Boston at its best. With a dish like Braised Lamb Shank with Cranberry Mole, you can’t go wrong. Masa offers an award-winning menu of “new Southwest” cuisine, combining the zest of the Southwest with the down-home flavors of New England. Masa was awarded “Best New

McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center

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

Mirbeau Inn & Spa

New England doesn’t have real French chateaux, but the newly built Mirbeau inside The Pinehills, an upscale residential development, will do quite nicely for a French-inspired getaway. The selling points include a spa, large rooms with fireplaces and luxury beds, and a French-inspired restaurant with prix-fixe menus in three, five,

Monadnock Berries

The expansive setting, with majestic Mount Monadnock in the foreground, is as delicious as the grape-sized blueberries clustered on row after row of bushes. The rustic cafe/gift shop provides a quick pick-me-up before you hit the outdoors for a full range of PYO delectables: gooseberries, currants, and blackberries, oh my.

Monhegan Boat Line

Monhegan Boat Line

Monhegan Boat Line is the year round ferry service to Monhegan Island, providing three trips daily during the summer. We also offer three Coastal Discovery Cruises: A Puffin/Nature trip which includes an exciting lobster trap hauling demonstration before you head out to Eastern Egg Rock to see the Puffins, a

Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

The barrier beaches of Monomoy, stretching southward from Chatham toward Nantucket, host hundreds of species of migratory birds in spring, early summer, and fall. Virtually all of New England’s shore birds nest here over the summer. Take a small-boat ferry or a half-day walk from Chatham. BEST SHORELINE BIRDING.

Mount Washington Auto Road

New England’s highest peak—6,288 feet—Mount Washington claims some of the world’s worst weather and the second-highest wind speed ever recorded. The eight-mile drive to the top is a hair-raiser; drop-away vistas on fair-weather days are stupendous, with visibility up to 130 miles and views of New York and the Atlantic.

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

Moxie Falls

Moxie, one of New England’s highest and most dramatic waterfalls, with a single vertical drop of some 90 feet, in addition to other plunges and pools, delivers a nice reward for modest effort. The roughly 2-mile (round trip) trail begins on a wide swath through the woods, and then ascends

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

Museum of Science

Museum of Science

A rite of passage for generations of children, the museum recently introduced an immersive 4-D movie hall that simulates sensory effects like rain, snow, and earthquakes. There are films for adventurers, like Planet Earth: Shallow Seas, plus kid-friendly flicks like Happy Feet. (Sorry, no Frozen yet.) Best Place to Geek

Native Plymouth Tours

Best Native American PovHistory is traditionally written by the winners, but sometimes survivors have a word or two to add. Get the Native American slant on New England’s first English colony from a guide steeped in the ways of the Wampanoag. Tours begin at Plymouth Rock (Pilgrim Memorial State Park)

New Bedford Whaling Museum

New Bedford Whaling Museum

Best Whopper Of A TaleBefore the discovery of petroleum, New Bedford once ruled the seas as the world’s top whaling port. Like its quarry, the whaling enterprise seems larger than life. This museum cuts the story down to size with telling details as modest as the scrimshaw pie crimper a

New England Quilt Museum: Quilt Japan

The New England Quilt Museum is the only Northeast venue to showcase these award-winning quilts from the international competition of the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association.For more than 40 years, the Japanese Handicraft Instructors’ Association (JHIA) has been promoting handicraft in Japan by educating and training instructors in a variety of

New England Skyscreamer

The name says it all. Dual swing chairs dangle on cables from the 400-foot-high top of the New England SkyScreamer, and when the machine starts to spin, riders are slung almost perpendicular 40 stories above the ground. The views are great—if you can scream and look at the same time.

Newport Gulls

The Newport Gulls, a summer collegiate baseball team, has been wooing fans to historic Cardines Field with their stellar play (they’ve won five New England College Baseball League championships since 2001) and their family-friendly ticket prices ($4 for adults; kids under 12 pay a buck). BEST BARGAIN BASEBALL.

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

Nor’east Beer Garden

Inside the gate, P’town’s summer bustle suddenly fades. New England artisanal craft brews are augmented by classy pub food such as fish tacos, a fried-chicken sandwich, and burgers with lots of lettuce and tomato. BEST OUTDOOR BEER BISTRO.

Norman Rockwell Museum

Norman Rockwell Museum

There’s something special about viewing Rockwell’s iconic images of American life in the idyllic little town where many of them were created. But it’s not all Rockwell all the time. Temporary exhibitions delve into all facets of illustration, from comic books and cartoons to animation. This summer’s Edward Hopper exhibit

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,

Norton of Jonesport

They don’t know they’re adorable and exotic-looking, but the restoration of these “sea parrots” on secluded islands off the Maine coast has created one of New England’s most anticipated eco-tourism trips. These aren’t beach-lined, bring-a-picnic islands, but open Atlantic shelters for nesting puffins, which are once again, after many generations,

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

Old Ship Meeting House

The Old Ship is New England’s last surviving 17th-century Puritan meetinghouse and the oldest continuously used church in the country.–Yankee Magazine, November/December 2011

Old Sturbridge Village

Old Sturbridge Village

Dramatic events are not the only stuff of history. This outdoor museum depicts a rural New England village and does a superb job of capturing the details of daily life from 1790 to 1840. Heirloom gardens feature fruits, vegetables, herbs, and ornamental flowers. Voted BEST RURAL-HISTORY LESSON.

Onyx Fusion Bar & Restaurant

Bringing Hawaiian pizzazz to the banks of the Connecticut River, this eye-catching restaurant features inventive Pacific twists on New England favorites; the snow crab and seared filet mignon sushi roll unites surf and turf in every bite. Entrees: from $15.

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum is one of the oldest continuously running museums in the United States. With total holding of about 1.3 million pieces, the Museum carries one of the major collections of Asian Art in the country and includes more than 840,000 works of art and culture featuring maritime

Peg Leg Inn

Peg Leg Inn

A New England Inn with a location that offers wonderful ocean views, activities, and a 5 minute stroll to Rockport Village. Front Beach is directly across the street. You can see historic “Bearskin Neck” from our spacious front decks with its eateries, unique shops and art galleries at your finger

PINE Restaurant

Created by Boston star chef Michael Schlow, PINE mixes big-city panache with farm country warmth. Lemon-and-thyme–roasted Walpole Farms chicken embodies the no-nonsense approach to locavore dining, while lamb loin with turnip puree and smoked paprika brings real flair to New England fare. BEST FARM-TO-TABLE DINING.

Pizzeria Posto

The first establishment in New England to pass the stringent requirements of Italy’s Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, Posto bakes hand-kneaded pies in a domed, wood-fired oven for about 90 seconds—just as the Naples pizzerias do. Purists stick to the Margherita, but the daring among us opt for a pie topped

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation

Days were filled with work in 17th-century New England, whether you were a Native American carving a canoe from a log or an English settler tending livestock. Visitors to this living-history museum can observe both ways of life and decide for themselves whether they’d rather retire to a dome-shaped wigwam

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

Point Judith

A stoic old lighthouse looms over one of New England’s own “graveyards of the Atlantic” and a wild, stony shore, home to surfers and fishermen.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011

Poland Spring Resort & Preservation Park

Poland Spring Resort & Preservation Park

Get an up-close look at the history of Poland Spring, learning about the water, the grand resort, the celebrities who frequented it, and the Ricker family, while touring historic buildings and sites. Donations requested. Best Resort History Lesson-Yankee Magazine May/June 2015Poland Spring Resort is one of the best vacation values

Preppy Pig BBQ

Praise the lard, pop-collard pitmaster Patrick DeSocio has answered our prayers, giving us the best reason yet to gather friends and stuff our faces with sweet meat. DeSocio, who hauls his smoker behind an argyle-patterned Range Rover, caters parties large and small, serving up Southern-style BBQ with a New England

Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project

The Best 5: Local BreweriesLongtime New England brewer and Connecticut native Dann Paquette specializes in what he calls “American artisanal” styles: beers brewed in the rustic Belgian tradition, but with American malts and hops and our nation’s gift for style-bending creativity. Best brew: “Jack D’Or,” a domestic version of the

Prospect Terrace Park

Sit back, relax, think (oh, and maybe snap a quick pic with your iPhone). This is one of the best vantages of the capital city. There’s a statue of Roger Williams to keep you company and a grassy knoll where you can spread out a picnic. Voted Best View of

Puritan & Company

Sure, you can find New England fare at Durgin Park and the Union Oyster House, but Puritan re-imagines regional classics for the 21st century. Chef Will Gilson pairs johnnycakes with a frisee-and-foie-gras salad and turns Moxie into a glaze for lamb belly. BEST NEW ENGLAND CUISINE.

Raft Maine

When Wayne Hockmeyer guided the first raftload of thrill-seekers down the roiling Kennebec River in 1976, he started a new way of life in the Forks region of central Maine, which quickly became New England’s epicenter of whitewater rafting. Whether it’s down the Kennebec, the Dead River, or the Penobscot,

Riverview Cafe

The big draw at this 130-year-old museum is the Grandma Moses Gallery. But don’t overlook the Colonial and Civil War artifacts, the Bennington flag (perhaps the oldest Stars and Stripes), Bennington pottery, and the only auto ever manufactured in Vermont.This first-rate museum is a historical gold mine and one of

Rockingham Meeting House

BEST REALLY OLD BUILDINGA testament to Georgian symmetry and Yankee austerity, and one of rural New England’s best-preserved public buildings, this structure was built between 1787 and 1801 as a church and community center.This serenely elegant two-story church was built in 1787; many of its 48 windows still have their

Sebago Lake

Head a half-hour or so northwest of Portland, Maine, a city defined by the sea, and you’ll come to Sebago Lake. Like thousands of lakes in New England, Sebago holds memory and tradition, and a deep sense of belonging. Along its shores are small resorts carved from the woods, summer

ShackletonThomas

Charles Shackleton and Miranda Thomas create their pieces the old-fashioned way: one at a time, mostly without machines. The personal touch shows in the creativity and craftsmanship of their hand-hewn furniture and hand-etched pottery.Miranda Thomas’s hand-thrown carved mini bowls ($65) make a rustic home for tealights or votives; her hand-molded

Sheafe Street Books

Best Small BookshopA good bookshop is a cozy bookshop–and Ken Kozick’s place fits the bill. Housed on the first floor of his downtown home, the store, now in its third year, offers a diverse collection of new titles, used books, collectibles, and a section of finds devoted to “Ye Old

Shelter Harbor Inn

Shelter Harbor Inn. Comfy 19th-century converted farmhouse with rights to a private stretch of sand on Weekapaug Beach.–Yankee Magazine, July/August 2011401-322-8883. 10 Wagner Rd., Westerly 02891. 24 rooms. Open year-round June 16-Sept. 4. Rates: $116-$162, including full breakfast. ($$-$$$) Dining room open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Wheelchair accessible.The

Shoeniverse

A 20,000-square-foot showroom with equivalent warehouse space below makes Shoeniverse New England’s largest shoe store. More shoes than you’ve ever imagined—in an insane range of styles and sizes for all—make it a shoe lover’s Shangri-la. Everything’s discounted even before the frequent sales. Owner Judy Legare is on a mission to

Shoreline Segway

Best Old-Meets-New TourStanding on a two-wheeled Space Age Segway, cruise past New England’s oldest stone house, historic churches, hip cafes, and shops all set around one of the region’s largest village greens. Start with a lesson; then follow your guide down leafy lanes to the water’s edge.

Sid Wainer & Son

Best Foodie EmporiumGourmet shops and restaurants throughout New England depend on Sid Wainer for exotic oils, chestnut puree, truffle products, and stinky cheeses, among other delicacies. Generous samples make shopping here almost a meal in itself.

Simon Pearce

Simon Pearce diners are served fresh rainbow trout and a curlicue salad of frisee laced with bacon and a soft egg. The Ballymaloe brown bread with sweet Vermont butter is impossible to stop eating.Candlelight twinkling in a clean-lined “Nantucket” hurricane ($165) adds even more atmosphere to a pretty porch scene.–Yankee

Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers was founded 40 years ago and offers more than 60 auctions a year. It is the only full-service auction house headquartered in New England. Skinner auctions reach an international audience, showcasing unique and rare items including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments,

Skunk Hollow Tavern

BEST LOCALS’ BARIt’s hard to find a place less touristy than this c. 1790 country tavern/restaurant where locals, and Dartmouth students from across the river, pack the downstairs pub. There’s a slew of New England microbrews on tap, and on Wednesday nights $14.95 buys you a half-pound burger and a

Smuttynose Brewing Company

The Best 5: Local BreweriesNamed for Smuttynose Island, this maker produces year-round and seasonal beers that are sold up and down the East Coast and into the Midwest, plus a selection of limited-release brews for local markets. Best brew: “Finestkind IPA,” a generously hopped India pale ale and, in my

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

Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel

Spring House Hotel has the best ocean breezes on Block Island. And it is considered one of the Island’s most elegant historic landmarks. Sitting up on a 15-acre promontory overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Block Island foothills, the Hotel has a wraparound veranda where you can relax for hours with

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

Stanley Museum

Exhibits honor a legacy of innovation by the twin brothers who were pioneers of New England industry.–Yankee Magazine, January/February 2012Best Place To Let Off SteamKingfield’s famous native sons, twin brothers Francis Edgar and Freelan Oscar Stanley, perfected the photographic dry-plate process and achieved numerous other feats in addition to building

Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute

Opening expanded facilities on July 4, 2014 following a multimillion-dollar renovation, the world-class Clark is home to European and American paintings, sculptures, decorative arts, and more. (The French Impressionists are a special focus.) In addition to a redesigned original building, brand-new facilities include a visitor and exhibition center with dining

Stock Culinary Goods

Beloved by home cooks and chefs alike, Stock is a treasure trove of kitchen tools, gadgets, and gifts for food lovers. Shopkeep Jan Dane’s passion for all things culinary shows in her careful sourcing: nestled alongside well-known brands, expect small-batch, artisanal wares, many of which are foraged from New England

Stonington Borough Merchants Association

Stonington Borough Merchants Association

Just 10 Minutes from Mystic, Stonington Borough is a world apart. Discover the charms of historic Stonington Borough. Browse the unique galleries, antique stores and boutiques. Explore our Lighthouse Museum and historic streets; experience our spectacular waterfront location and views. Enjoy a delicious meal in one of our great restaurants.

Storyland

New England parents of young children know that a trip to Storyland is inevitable. Savvy parents, however, know that buying tickets after 3:00 p.m. in July and August, or 2:00 p.m. during other operating months, gets you in the next day as well. BEST DISNEYLAND EXPERIENCE.

Swans Island Company

Most commercial wool products are made from fleeces that have been through a rather unpleasant process called carbonization: bathed in toxic chemicals (think hydrochloric and sulfuric acids) to remove the chaff (bits of seeds, hay, and other debris), which also strips away the natural lanolin. Not so with the fleeces

Tauck

Arthur Tauck Sr. started the whole leaf-peeping trade in 1925, when he first took paying passengers to see the beautiful colors of autumn. Last year, photographer Susie Cushner came along for Tauck’s “Classic New England” Tour and found any surprises along the way.–Yankee Magazine, September/October 2010

TF Green Airport

TF Green Airport

TF Green Airport is the gateway to southern New England. Popular air carriers offer over 150 flights to 21 destinations. The InterLink transportation hub provides MBTA service to and from Boston with stops in Providence and at the airport. Travelers can also utilize rental car offerings and intercity bus services.

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

Few New England vacation destinations offer the grand escapes and luxurious dining of The BALSAMS Grand Resort Hotel. Surrounded by 800-ft. cliffs, this historic resort offers relaxation and adventure for every season. Its 8,000 acres contain top-ranked golfing, tennis, miles of trails for hiking, biking, alpine and Nordic skiing, and

The Barn

Can’t get more rustic than eating in a former New England barn. Can’t be friendlier than the waitstaff here or more local than the in-season berries in the pancakes. Try “eggs on the bayou” (over crab cakes) or cr pes with pears and walnuts. Breakfasts: from $3.95.

The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place

The Butterfly Place is an indoor garden filled with hundreds of free-flying butterflies. They open their doors for the season February 14th!See New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world. Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely

The Cliff Walk

New England’s most celebrated seaside pathway, a 3.5-mile trail that threads between Gilded Age mansions and the tumbling Atlantic, received a $5.5 million upgrade in 2014. While most of the investment repaired stretches of the Cliff Walk damaged by Superstorm Sandy, funds also allowed for enhancements, including one that can

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 Inn at Mystic

The Inn at Mystic

The Inn at Mystic is a fifteen acre hillside New England Inn overlooking Mystic Harbor and Fishers Island Sound. Most rooms have a balcony or patio with a harbor or river view, some with fireplace and whirlpools. The room rate includes a full buffet breakfast and late afternoon tea and

The Inn at Woodstock Hill

The Inn at Woodstock Hill

A distinctive Quiet Corner area bed and breakfast inn located in Woodstock, Connecticut. The Inn at Woodstock Hill offers 21 comfortable guest rooms, each individually decorated, with amenities including private bath, television, telephone, wireless Internet access, and air conditioning. Six rooms are furnished with four-poster beds, and eight rooms have

The Lawn at Castle Hill

The most scenic place in the state to grab a G&T and watch the water has upped the proverbial ante with the addition of an official moniker and a special al fresco menu. The view is even better when your belly is full of New England favorites such as clam

The Mews Restaurant and Cafe

Sebastian Junger to Norman Mailer, says owner Ron Robin, a former “talk jock” for Boston radio. Seafood, fresh-baked onion focaccia, and 277 different vodkas, from Armenian to Ukrainian.– Yankee Magazine, March/April 2010Revered by local residents for staying open 363 nights of the year, this beachfront institution also happens to serve

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 Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Mount Washington Cog Railway

When it comes to memorable, you can’t beat traveling by steam engine up the steepest railroad track in North America to the 6,288-foot summit of Mount Washington. Voted Best Adrenaline-Rush Train Ride.The Mount Washington Cog Railway is the steepest railroad climb in North America. Don’t miss this historic ride when

The Percy Inn

The Percy Inn

Hosted by hotel critic-turned-innkeeper Dale Northrup (he has written 24,000 hotel reviews in more than 70 countries and nearly two dozen consumer travel books). An 1830 Federal-style brick rowhouse at Longfellow Square in Portland’s Historic District. Immerse yourself among landmark buildings anchored by antiques shops, coffeehouses, restaurants, and performance venues.

The Pioneer Valley fo Western MA

The Pioneer Valley fo Western MA

In the Pioneer Valley, you can explore the vibrant nightlife of big cities like Springfield, the lively college towns of Northampton and Amherst plus traditional New England towns and historic villages. Along the way, you’ll discover fun-filled attractions and distinctive distractions so varied, so enticing, that one visit here just

The Proprietor s Bar & Table

Those Quaker whalers who made the first Nantucket fortunes picked up a taste for the exotic as they chased their quarry around the globe. Honoring that tradition, this contemporary American restaurant borrows techniques and spices from Asia and Europe to make the most of New England meat and fish. A

The Publick House Historic Inn

The Publick House Historic Inn

Offering great food and lodging for over 239 years. Situated on 60 acres of countryside, minutes from I-90 and I-84. Choose from the charm of the Main Inn built in 1771 or rooms in Country Motor Lodge. Savor traditional New England fare, prime rib, lobster pie, grilled Atlantic salmon and

The Red Rooster at The Woodstock Inn

Despite a century of superior service, no one would ever accuse The Woodstock Inn of being hip—until now. A long blond wood bar leads into an airy space bubbling with a minimalist fountain. Fresh New England cuisine is similarly au courant. Entrees: from $17.

The Spouter Inn

The Spouter Inn

Your hosts are Paul and Catherine Lippman (Paul is a former engineer, avid sailor, and woodworker; Catherine, a former nurse, is now a garden caretaker). There are ocean views from every room in this 1832 restored Colonial situated on 2 acres across from a sand beach. The inn has Jacuzzis,

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

The Vermont Antique Mall

Looking for a Yankee magazine from the ’50s? How about a Star Wars lunchbox? They’re most likely here in one of the 450 booths at New England’s largest antiques and collectibles marketplace. Take time to visit the free Toy & Train Museum. BEST ONE-STOP ANTIQUE SHOP.

The Woodstock Inn & Resort

It’s simply the standard by which all other country inns are judged. Rates: from $250, including afternoon tea and admission to Billings Farm & Museum.The Red Rooster at The Woodstock InnDespite a century of superior service, no one would ever accuse The Woodstock Inn of being hip—until now. A long

Thoreau Society – Shop at Walden Pond

Thoreau Society – Shop at Walden Pond

Walden Pond State Reservation embodies the New England experience. Visit The Thoreau Society Shop at Walden Pond, across the street from the pond that inspired the great American classic, Walden, by Henry D. Thoreau. Browse our collection of books, maps, posters, t-shirts, cards, and unique items related to Thoreau and

Timothy Clark Cabinetmaker/Chairwright

The raw wood from which Clark crafts his minimalist yet elegant Windsor chairs and Shaker-inspired benches and cases is all native–maple, ash, and cherry are favorites–and all from managed forests.Both design and quality of building set his furniture apart from mass-produced pieces. “They’re designed to be comfortable–you can’t get that

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

Tully and Marie’s Restaurant

Hovering over Otter Creek, a flavor-packed brunch, lunch, or dinner awaits. The menu skips around the world cuisines of Asia, Latin America, Europe, and, of course, New England, with offerings such as a curried tofu, huevos rancheros, Maine crab cakes, and bracing Bloody Marys.Yankee Magazine, May/June 2010

Union Oyster House

Union Oyster House

A National Historic Landmark, America’s oldest restaurant, c. 1826, is in a building dating back to pre-Revolutionary days; located on the Freedom Trail near Faneuil Hall; features New England-style seafood and grilled meats. Famous oyster bar. Daniel Webster was a regular and JFK had his own booth. Casual. $10-$30. Open

United States Coast Guard Museum

New England’s only service academy fills a shipshape exhibit with paintings, models, figureheads, cannon, uniforms, medals, ceremonial swords, and rescue equipment that chronicle its origins. There’s lighthouse history, too. BEST MILITARY MUSEUM.

Vermont Rails-to-Trails

Freight trains once hauled milk and feed along this route—but now the old right-of-way has been reborn as the Missisquoi Valley Rail Trail, a bucolic corridor for walkers, horseback riders, cross-country skiers, snowmobilers, and cyclists like me. I was bound for St. Albans, more than 26 miles distant, traversing farm

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Hartford, Connecticut is home to the largest portion of Wallace Nutting’s collection of original 17th- and 18th-century furnishings, some 550 pieces of furniture, ironwork, lamps, kitchen tools, and other goods, in addition to a sizable collection of the Nutting factories’ 20th-century reproduction furniture,

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

Woodman’s of Essex

Woodman’s of Essex

Woodman’s of Essex is THE place to go for fried clams. Woodman’s is the place where the first clam was fried – on July 3, 1916. Lawrence “Chubby” Woodman started the delicious tradition and today, 3rd and 3th generation Woodman’s are still serving up fried clams, lobster rolls, onion rings,

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

The Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest, most impressive in the world. Among the Museum’s holdings are most notably the largest and most extensive vertebrate paleontology collections, and the most historically important fossil collections in the United States, as well as the Hiram Bingham Collection

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

Yankee Publishing, Inc. Headquarters

Yankee Publishing, Inc. Headquarters

Yankee Magazine is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories.Our mission is to enhance the New England experience and the feeling of belonging that comes with being a New Englander. We engage, connect, and empower members of the Yankee community

Zimmerman House

Best Architectural GemAdded to the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, this is the only Frank Lloyd Wright home in New England that’s open to the public. Built in 1950, all of the interiors, furniture, gardens, and even the mailbox were designed by Wright.

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.

The 1785 Inn and Restaurant

The 1785 Inn and Restaurant

With a footprint spanning six prime mountain acres, it’s no wonder this inn has some of the best views of the Presidential Range. Soak in the vista from poolside, surrounded by a garden of tall, spikey pink-and-white cleomes, or from the dining room’s bay window while sampling cuisine that has

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