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  • Self-guided drive tours take you deep into Vermont’s brilliant colors

    Below is a treasury of information for people setting out on a fall foliage drive tour in Vermont. Driving loops are presented by regions of the state, and each drive includes a customized map and...

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  • Treasured carousel re-opens at Slater Park, Pawtucket, RI, on Sept. 13

    A historic, 124-year-old carousel built by Charles I.D. Looff will re-open September 13 at 6 p.m. in Slater Memorial Park, Pawtucket, RI, after months of renovations. The National Carousel...

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  • Get away to these fine small towns of Massachusetts for a weekend of views, food, and culture

    Writer Meaghan Agnew and our friends at Thrillist recently came up with their recommendations for getaways to small towns of Massachusetts. It’s a fun list, and – we concur! Here are the towns...

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  • Best Labor Day Weekend Events: Schooners and Windjammers, Food Trucks, Zydeco and Sinatra Sound

    Camden Windjammer Festival in Camden Harbor, Camden, ME, on Aug. 30-31 — The fleet gathers in picturesque Camden Harbor for festivities reminiscent of the days when hundreds of coastal schooners...

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  • “Take Out” or “Grab ‘n’ Go” – Find Great Meals on the Move for Your Outdoor Weekend

    Labor Day weekend is coming up, and many people spend this precious time outdoors sunning on the beaches or hiking in the mountains of New England. Skip the picnic-packing at home and just make a...

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  • Best weekend events August 23-25: Hot air balloons, “Stayin’ Alive,” tall ship sailing, and more

    Crown of Maine Balloon Festival at Northern Maine Fairgrounds, Presque Isle, ME, August 22-25 — Would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?? Oh, yes! From the ground or high in the air in the...

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  • Montpelier, Vermont, welcomes your dog to many restaurant patios, parks, and shops

    Montpelier Alive, which promotes this fun, bustling town in the heart of Vermont, has partnered with Stonecliff Veterinary Surgical Center to create this very useful list of Montpelier vacation...

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  • Visit a bursting farmers market for treats from the farm, bakery, sea, and more

    It is late summer and peak time for farmers markets in New England. If you’ve been at any farmers market in the last decade, you know it is not only a place of raw carrots and turnips. There is...

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  • Best Events August 16-18: Steampunk Fest, Bluegrass, Tango Champs, Pirates and Fireworks!

    From fireworks in the New Hampshire mountains to pirates swashbuckling around a Massachusetts lighthouse — and much more — New England is hopping with events and festivals on this beautiful...

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  • Love the food trucks?? Don’t wait for the festivals; track them down to their lair!

    The Munch takes a different tack this week. Instead of taking readers on a deep dive into eateries in a specific category, this week we give you tools to find your favorite treats as they rove...

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  • Best Events Weekend of August 9-11: Ragtime! Crafts in the Mountains, Gospel Music and Classic Cars

    There is plenty of indoor and outdoor fun going on here at the height of summer in New England. we got ragtime music and rock ‘n’ roll guitar institutions and gospel music in the cities, fine...

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  • Summer outdoor concert packed with happy people — it’s a beautiful thing!

    A summer outdoor concert by master musicians packed with cheerful music-loving people from across the community can be a beautiful thing. If you’re unsure, check out this video of the Rhode Island...

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  • Let experienced tour guides show you the highlights of New England’s cool communities

    You’ve arrived at a fascinating New England spot — say, the coast of Maine or Martha’s Vineyard, or Newport. How to begin finding the attractions and happenings that you want to explore? Easy —...

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  • Summer is a fine time to kick back with a craft beer with the people who made it

    Summer is a beautiful time to wander the New England countryside and maybe add a few pop-in stops are local craft breweries, where you can find unique beers, hospitality, food, brew tours, and...

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  • Friday is for Festivals – Find great entertainment, food, and adventure at New England festivals August 2-4

    Yankee Homecoming 2019 in Newburyport, MA, through August 4 — The annual Yankee Homecoming in Newburyport, MA, wraps up this weekend with Family Day At Maudslay State Park and fireworks on...

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  • Best Weekend Events August 2-4: Street clowning, fine crafts, maritime music, dogs on the mountain

    Salem Maritime Festival at Derby Wharf, Salem, MA, on August 3-4 — Celebrate ships, sailors, sawdust and song at this family festival, where you and your kids will be beguiled by yarns of the old...

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  • Salem Maritime Festival, August 3 and 4, is a party and immersion in Salem’s seafaring history

    The maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts stretches back nearly four hundred years. The Salem Maritime National Historic Site, in Salem, Massachusetts, hosts the Salem Maritime Festival, with...

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  • Summer + Ice Cream = Perfection. Find some of the best ice cream in New England

    Sprinkles, 9 Bowens Wharf, Newport, RI  — Perfectly located on Bowen’s Wharf, where you can dip a spoon or lick a cone while watching the boat traffic in Newport Harbor, Sprinkles serves New...

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  • Best Weekend Events July 26-28 – Seafood, Blueberries, Sand Sculpture, Boat Parades, Paul Bunyon!

    Lake Champlain Maritime Festival at Waterfront, Burlington, VT, on  July 25-28 — Vermonters know how to make their own fun, year-round, but summer is especially joyful. This fest at a beautiful...

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  • Southwick’s Zoo in Massachusetts — Run by a family, welcoming your family to a world of animals

    We got a chance to visit and tour Southwick’s Zoo in Mendon, Massachusetts, this week with our friends at New England Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions. It was a great excursion, full...

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