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  • North Country New Hampshire: Pure Wilderness, Outdoor Adventure, Warm Welcome

    North Country – also called the Great North Woods – refers to New Hampshire’s northernmost lands of majestic forests and sparkling lakes and rivers bounded by the upper reaches of Vermont and...

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  • Best weekend events November 8-10: Food and wine, pajama sale and bed races

      Second weekend of November is bright in New England with a harvest fest at a beautiful Rhode Island vineyard, discounted meals in southern Vermont, folk music legends in Connecticut, circus...

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  • Best weekend events Nov. 1-3 – Bonfire, glass art, restaurants, lingering Halloween adventures

      Best weekend events Nov. 1-3 – Bonfire, glass art, restaurants, lingering Halloween adventures Sleepy Hollow Outdoor Experience at Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, MA. Through Nov 3 — Guests...

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  • Lots of fun DIY classes Help you create Christmas gifts and decorations; register soon!

    For some people, the approach of the Christmas holiday brings out the urge to create beautiful things, like table and mantle decorations, greeting cards, ornaments and gifts. Plenty of DIY classes...

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  • Halloween passes; delicious candy is eternal: find the best candy stores in New England

    The Halloween season has us thinking about good candy – not so much the bit s in bags that you toss out to trick-or-treaters on October 31. We are thinking of handmade chocolates and other candies...

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  • Polar Express and Santa train excursions are warming up for Christmas — parents: get reservations soon!

    It is still fall, but the Polar Express and Santa train excursions in every New England state are such a popular family tradition in the Christmas season that it is wise to secure reservations...

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  • Newport Restaurant Week — November 1-10 — is your chance to sample the work of top chefs at easy prices

    Newport Restaurant Week 2019 is coming up November 1-10. It’s a do-not-miss chance to sample the cuisine of many great restaurants at reduced prices. Fifty participating restaurants will offer...

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  • Plan a self-guided scenic drive in pretty Connecticut — lots of fall color still happening!

    Plan a self-guided scenic drive in pretty Connecticut; this state is famous for its beautiful small towns and farms and country drives. And lots of fall color still happening! Litchfield/Northwest...

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  • Best Weekend Events Oct. 18-20: Cuban music, seafood fest, ghost stories, a cappella contest

    It’s the height of fall in New England, and fun activities (including Halloween parties and pumpkin fests) are happening all over the place. Take a look at the list below and choose a way to...

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  • Dress up and run in Halloween-themed runs and races all over New England!

    Running combining with dressing in costume is a one-two punch of fun for many of us (except for your editor, whose taste runs more toward pajamas on the couch). But for the many of us who love to...

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  • Columbus Weekend, Oct. 11-14, brings Renaissance revelry, pumpkin insanity, street bands, beer

    New England is brimming with fall seasonal fun on Columbus Day Weekend, October 11-14. Browse the descriptions below and plan your adventure: Connecticut Renaissance Faire at Lebanon Fairgrounds,...

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  • The time is NOW! Find a glorious self-guided foliage drive in magnificent Massachusetts

    Mid-fall in New England is upon us. Massachusetts is the largest of the New England states, centrally located and packed with Colonial and early American history, and every type of landscape....

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  • Director of Vermont’s describes the choicest places to take a walk

    Craig Whipple, Director of Vermont State Parks, recently sent out an excellent short summary of places you can walk in the Vermont parks to enjoy fresh air and gorgeous views of the foliage. Below...

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  • OKtoberfest season is here! Find a fun day of craft beer, German food, contests and even skyrides at ski mountains!

      Come to Oktoberfest! In the cities and town Greens, on the waterfront, in the ski mountains, great beer is being served alongside crisp autumn games and contests, bratwurst, German chocolate...

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  • New Peabody Essex Museum wing opens, with gorgeous garden, enchanting art

    The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, introduced its new 40,000-square-foot wing to members of the press yesterday, Sept. 25, and it will open to the public for free this weekend. #newPEM The new...

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  • Acadia and Maine mountains offer pristine fall foliage drives in 2019

    All of Maine, especially the Western Lakes and Mountains, present a colorful fall foliage showcase. In the western region, Sunday River ski area in Newry and Sugarloaf ski area in Carrabassett...

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  • Fall is the time for romance at New England’s cozy lodgings

    Fall romance at Warfield House Inn, MA– Situated on 530 breathtaking acres overlooking the scenic Mohawk Trail and Deerfield River in the bucolic town of Charlemont, Massachusetts, and adjacent to...

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  • Fall is cider season, and cider makers are offering sweet and hard cider for your pleasure

    Cider – sweet or hard (fermented) — was a staple drink by people of all ages in Colonial New England because both the water and milk of that time could wreak havoc on the digestive system....

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  • Choose a New Hampshire drive trail for a blitz of fall colors

    Taking a leisurely drive can be the best way to enjoy New England’s brilliant fall colors. Below, we offer several drives, with maps, of New Hampshire’s glorious White Mountains, lakes, and Great...

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  • Peabody Essex Museum prepares to open new wing with entrancing exhibits of Maritime history, art, and design

    This month brings the public opening of a new 40,000-square-foot wing at Salem’s glorious Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. The $125 million expansion, designed by Ennead Architects,...

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