New England Travel Issue

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Vermont Trips – New England Weekend Getaways

With the Green Mountains blanketing the entire state, it’s hard to round a corner in Vermont without being met by a jaw-dropping view. Interstate 89, […]

Rhode Island

Once nicknamed Rogue’s Island—for its hodgepodge of settlers from all religious backgrounds—Rhode Island continues to cram a lot of diversity into 1,200 square miles. Where […]

Massachusetts Trips – New England Weekend Getaways

Contrary to the unfortunate catchall “Masshole” (owing to their unique driving etiquette), Bay Staters are a multifaceted bunch. Over the years they’ve earned reputations for […]

New Hampshire Trips – New England Weekend Getaways

When you begin to notice inordinately large, relentless mosquitoes and people wearing camouflage to restaurants, chances are you’ve made it to New Hampshire. Go ahead […]

Maine Trips – New England Weekend Getaways

Perhaps the one thing Mainers and non-Mainers can agree upon is this: “Vacationland” is governed by an ethos all its own. Once your car crosses […]

Connecticut Trips – New England Weekend Getaways

“Wait, Connecticut is in New England?” It’s not an uncommon query. The Nutmeg State is more often grouped in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut “tri-state area,” […]

Plug in these destinations for sure-fire family fun.

CAPE COD, MASSACHUSETTSSun, sports, and lots of sand keep kids entertained on the Cape. 1. Eight swimmable kettle ponds and miles of hiking and biking […]

Our top culinary delights in six New England states.

The Real Burger King Today’s chefs jazz up patties with Kobe beef and foie gras, but at Louis’ Lunch on Crown Street in New Haven, […]

Must-visits for travelers determined to return home well fed.

SOUTHERN MAINE With a growing number of stellar eateries, Portland is a foodie magnet. 1. The long, crisp, golden-brown fries at DUCKFAT are otherworldly; so […]

A trio of regions get your adrenaline pumping with outdoor escapes. Plus, plan adventure vacations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS True Vineyarders know their island’s about much more than lolling in the sand. 1. More than 350-plus acres of forests, fields, and […]

These arts-rich locales cater to roaming culture vultures.

GREATER NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT This city’s Ivy League campus anchors its growing arts scene. 1. The best place to catch a rising star is the […]

DONNA GARLOUGH sniffs out—and samples considerable quantities of—the state's finest cheddars and blues. Plan your own trip with our resource information.

“MOINK.” IT WAS A SOUND I’D never heard before. Standing in a barn in Woodstock, I was surrounded by 260 hulking, horned water buffalo—the source […]

Golden Globe–nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins spent lots of time in Brattleboro before making it big in Hollywood. And while there's plenty she doesn't miss about the region (raking leaves, January), the Weeds star still holds some local treasures dear.

What was growing up in Vermont like? My grandfather had the 600 acre “Hoot & Holler” farm, technically in South Halifax with part of the […]

Smugglers' Notch vs. Stratton Mountain vs. Okemo Mountain

Lots of ski resorts bill themselves as “four-season” retreats. SASCHA ZUGER checks out three peakside lodges to see how they measure up in summer. SMUGGLERS’ […]

Cultural savvy meets the great outdoors in this college town with a chilled-out vibe. (Yes, it's the kind of place where locals use words like "chill" and "vibe.")

  FRIDAY 6 p.m.  Check into the WILLARD STREET INN, a mansion-turned-B&B complete with four-poster beds and breakfast in the solarium. Doubles from $140, 379 […]

Visitors to this speck of land will voyage 13 miles out to sea, and back in time to a breezier era.

  The appealingly old-fashioned BLOCK ISLAND FERRY departs from Point Judith—a 25-minute drive from Newport—and deposits passengers on Crescent Beach in an hour’s time. (Its […]

Growing up in Cumberland, Bobby Farrelly was an inveterate practical joker. Today, as one-half of the filmmaking Farrelly Brothers, he's earned worldwide fame with his gross-out-humor-with-a-heart. Not that it's gone to his head—deep down, he's still a local guy.

A lot of your movies seem to take place in Rhode Island.  We always try to include a bit of Rhode Island in our films […]

Pack your tennis whites and Topsiders—despite a rough economy and hordes of day-trippers, Newport's upper-crust veneer remains intact.

    FRIDAY 4 p.m. The best way to soak up the opulence is free: The three-mile CLIFF WALK provides glimpses of mansions like the […]

JANICE O'LEARY lays down rubber in her trusty four-speed Corolla at the New England Dragway.

THOUGH I’M MOST DEFINITELY a safe city driver, I’ve always had a thing for fast, tricked-out cars. So when I took my first trip up […]

It pays to know your way around this region stacked with steep cliffside trails—and, perhaps more important, how to unwind and refuel at day's end.

  For adventurers needing a cleanup before hitting the après-mountain scene, the Pinkham Notch Visitors Center‘s coin-operated showers are tidy and very welcome on a […]