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Which New England Icon Best Represents the Region?

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  • Cindy

    Maple syrup… It is made in every New England state…not so much in RI, but still made. And it is super delicious. Although I love all the other choices, each one is not unique to all of the New England states. You won’t find awesome lobster or clams in VT ubless they are imported from another New England state.

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  • Really like our lighthouse, but there are lighthouses all up and down the shoreline around the country. There are lighthouses on the great lakes. This is why I voted for the covered bridges. Have been on / over very many, some are quite the marvel.

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  • All the icons say New England especially the lighthouses and great sea food .However when I think of a New England “picture” it is stone walls, white fences, and the beautiful fall foliage bathing all in a golden glow. Hills in the background and a distant farm would make it perfect.

    Of course it depends on the season, walking the great beaches and enjoying the wonderful winter snow is also so good for the soul.

    Then there are the old manufacturing towns with the manufacturing sites along the rivers many of which [with Yankee Ingenuity ]have been re-purposed for different, current, functions. These hold the story of how our country became great.
    Pat

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  • I grew up in Rhode Island and spent many summers in Maine. I have always saw our Lighthouses as the typical New England icon. I recently visited some of the most iconic; Portland Head Light, and Pemaquid Point Light.

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  • Other areas have covered bridges and lighthouses, but there is nothing more New England than LOBSTER,

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  • I vote for Covered Bridges, even though I also LOVE our lighthouses and maple anything, and work in Plymouth MA!

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  • Whole Belly Fried Clams, anywhere in NE –
    Lobster – Anywhere in Maine
    Maple Syrup – Vermont
    Most photographed – Nubble Light, ME

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  • Lobster is at the top of my list , but I love the scenic covered bridges and lighthouses.

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  • I would drive thru every covered bridge,climb up every lighthouse just to sit down to a beautiful fresh lobster dinner.

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  • when i was a lot younger , i was taught the art of building a dry stone wall by an old New England farmer .. i have been told that a dry stone wall will last forever as long as it was built the correct way (no cement needed ) . the largest wall i have constructed was made using a crane and rocks the size of cars , but due to town laws it had to be capped with cement . the wall is 10′ high and 300′ long and is around 8 ‘ deep

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  • Plymouth is where my original New England Ancestor came ashore in 1621, so it HAS to be Plymouth Rock!

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  • Katherine

    I love all of those New England icons. I’m from Fall River, MA so I would have to say it’s Plymouth Rock, having seen it quite often and knowing what that rock meant to the Pilgrims.

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  • I grew up in the South, BUT I have always loved New England. Especially the lighthouses and covered bridges. That’s why I love Yankee Magazine. It helps fuel my desire for New England.

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  • Lobster alone is deliciously unique to New England. Bless the one who figured out it was edible!

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  • I love the covered bridges! They are a major part of New England’s history. The bridges capture the beauty of New England’s seasons in all their glory.

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  • It has to definitely be covered bridges, many of which are endangered, in need of repair or conservation, as the most widespread symbol in all of New England, whether or not they’re on highways or railroad tracks.

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  • Lobster for sure because New England is the only place you can get it. There are lighthouses, covered bridges, maple syrup elsewhere, but if you want good lobster, real lobster, you have to go to New England.

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  • Patricia

    For years covered bridges, lighthouses, and fried clams always made many think of New England. However, the more I travel through the US, I find more people equate our Lobster with New England – usually Maine.

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  • nonginthirath@aol.com

    On the best Fried Clams, you missed Flo’s Clam Shack in Newport. They are the BEST. We went to the Flo’s other shack in Portsmouth last year and it was awesome. The prices are reasonable and they give you enough food for at least 2 people.

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  • I love the stone walls created in New England. The varieties, some rocks, hoisted on on another, and others, cemented to create a beautiful artistry.

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