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Best Places to See Christmas Lights in New England

Wondering where to go see Christmas lights? From kid-friendly zoos to holy shrines, these are our favorite places to see Christmas lights in New England.

Yankee Magazine

Green Milestones | Our Land, Our Sea, Our Future

1836 Boston native Ralph Waldo Emerson publishes the essay “Nature,” which—in laying out the fundamentals of the philosophical movement he cofounded, Transcendentalism—describes the benefits of nature on the human soul. 1854 Inspired by his experience of building and living in a cabin in the woods outside Concord, MA, Henry David Thoreau publishes Walden, one of the first mainstream […]

Yankee Magazine

Where to Find Giant Pumpkins in New England

Check out some of the world’s biggest pumpkins (and their growers) in person at these festivals. Call ahead for specific weigh-off dates. More photos of giant pumpkins at: YankeeMagazine.com/big-pumpkins Sept. 12–18 The Big E, West Springfield, MA. thebige.com Sept. 25–28 Durham Fair, Durham, CT. durhamfair.com Oct. 3–14 Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA. topsfield.org Oct. 10–13 Damariscotta […]

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George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum | Local Treasure

One of the most eclectic museums in New England is found on Massachusetts’ Springfield Quadrangle. Headaches come in all shapes and sizes. If you’re a curator for the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, you’ll know that some even come adorned with Tiffany stained-glass windows. Step inside the opulent Italianate building on the Springfield, Massachusetts, […]

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