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Ashley Falls is tiny. You find a bounty of antique shops in this area. Referring to a local guide, available in most of these shops in the Route 7 area, will enable you to concentrate on those stores most likely to have the treasure missing from your collection. If you’re not an antique l... more

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A visit to the village of Bar Harbor is more enjoyable in the summer when you will find it alive with activity and summer residents. After Labor Day, the pace in this part of Maine slows down and the night begins to turn frosty with everything covered with dew. The smells of fall are very ... more

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This old seafaring community with its lovely main street, beautiful homes, and colorful harbor makes for a wonderful day of browsing, antiquing, and for just absorbing the atmosphere of the Cape.... more

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The village of Bath has been a shipbuilding center for hundreds of years, and its harbor hosts the relics of schooners from long ago. You can see ships in dry dock being repaired, in mothballs, or in the process of being built. As you view the wide harbor, it’s easy to imagine a time... more

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Bennington is nestled between the Taconic & Green Mountains in the Southwestern corner of Vermont. Just minutes from the Berkshires in Massachusetts and within 45 minutes of the Albany New York area.... more

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After visiting Stonington, take Route 175 north to the delightful village of Blue Hill—the heart of this Blue Hill peninsula. There are small restaurants, lots of antique shops, art galleries, and places that will entice you through their front doors to look for a treasure to extend the m... more

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Beyond Wiscasset, you are now in one of the most famous of all Maine regions—Boothbay Harbor. With a year-round population of only a couple of thousand, this is an area that can absorb the summer residents, the visitors staying the night, and those who will simply be passing through on th... more

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Boston, the economic and intellectual center of New England and, historically, America’s cradle of liberty, is the stage on which much of the drama of the earliest years of our country took place. It is here that the Colonies, which evolved into the present United States, were first establish... more

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Braintree is a suburban community located ten miles south of Boston. Incorporated in 1640, Braintree has a rich history and a promising future and was named after the English town of Braintree. It comprised land that was later split into the towns of Randolph, Holbrook, and Quincy, as well as p... more

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This old seafaring community with its lovely main street, beautiful homes, and colorful harbor makes for a wonderful day of browsing, antiquing, and for just absorbing the atmosphere of the Cape.... more

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North of Freeport is the community of Brunswick, home of Bowdoin College and the Bowdoin College Museum of Art with its collections of early-American portraits and (annually from mid-May until mid-August) a display of the paintings, etchings, and memorabilia of the artist Winslow Home... more

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Cambridge is home to Harvard University, Radcliffe College, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Around these academic communities has developed a maze of commercial and residential neighborhoods, artists’ studios, and theaters. On the Harvard campus, sites worth visiting include Ha... more

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Farther north of Rockland on Route 1 is another of my favorite towns on the Maine coast—Camden, which surrounds a protected harbor full of windjammer schooners moored on summer weekends, as well as gorgeous yachts cruising the waters of Penobscot Bay. This is a harbor of constant activity... more

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Travel to the coastal villages and fishing harbors of Cape Cod. The north shore of the Cape along Route 6A is my favorite. It’s much quieter, less populated, and much less commercial than the towns along Route 28 to the south, and there is a real sense of community here. In the warm months, f... more

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Just north of Kennebunkport, taking Ocean Avenue first east and then north from the village, you come to the summer home of the 41st president of the United States, George Bush. Shortly thereafter, along Route 9, you reach Cape Porpoise, which exudes all the ambiance of a tiny fishing comm... more

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Chatham, protected by the sandy, offshore barrier of Nauset Beach, remains an active fishing port.... more

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Chester is on a winding and relatively narrow route that will enhance your appreciation of the special, unique qualities of Vermont villages.... more

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Chesterwood is the estate of Daniel Chester French, the creator of the monument to the Minutemen in Concord, Massachusetts and, more importantly, the sculpture of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, D.C.... more

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The towns of Quincy, Cohasset, Duxbury, and Plymouth are quaint and small: their main streets have been traveled for the last two centuries by horse, carriage, and now sport utility vehicles. Their are still a number of buildings and homes dating back well over 100 years.... more

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Today, Lexington and Concord are residential suburbs of Boston, but their place in history has linked them together for over 200 years. It was here, in April 1775, that the Colonial troops fought with the British in skirmishes that eventually led to the American Revolution. That story comes ali... more

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Damariscotta is a seafaring village with restaurants, shops, and overnight accommodations. Everything’s informal here, and you find the down-east Maine resident to be as special in his accent as in his friendliness.... more

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If time allows, it is also fun to note that in season, there is a steam train running from Essex to Chester (about an hour’s trip) enabling you to enjoy the Connecticut River Valley at its best. A riverboat trip from Deep River to East Haddam can be either a separate trip o... more

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This old seafaring community with its lovely main street, beautiful homes, and colorful harbor makes for a wonderful day of browsing, antiquing, and for just absorbing the atmosphere of the Cape.... more

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Dorset, a small village with lovely, white clapboard homes, church, and village green (a favorite of mine). Whether you’re visiting in winter with the town dressed in white, in summer with the fragrance of freshly mown grass in the air and the Dorset Playhouse presenting summer theater, o... more

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The towns of Quincy, Cohasset, Duxbury, and Plymouth are quaint and small: their main streets have been traveled for the last two centuries by horse, carriage, and now sport utility vehicles. Their are still a number of buildings and homes dating back well over 100 years.... more

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If time allows, it is also fun to note that in season, there is a steam train running from Essex to Chester (about an hour’s trip) enabling you to enjoy the Connecticut River Valley at its best. A riverboat trip from Deep River to East Haddam can be either a separate trip o... more

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In Eastham, you come to the Cape Cod National Seashore, where you can take a fabulous dunes tour from April through October—a perfect way to see the ever-changing face of the sand dunes of this portion of the Cape.... more

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Edgartown was the seaport from which the whalers left to hunt the elusive whale, and the island’s mansions were built in this area. These old captain's homes create an image of what the town was like as a  bustling seaport. Edgartown, the first settlement on the island ... more

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If you have time, a drive through the Connecticut River Valley is most relaxing. To reach the towns along the Connecticut River, take I-95 south to Route 9 north, and exit immediately for Essex. The valley has along its banks a number of lovely Colonial seafaring towns where white clapboar... more

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Leaving the Cape Ann peninsula on Route 133, you drive through the town of Essex, famous for its several antique shops, where you may find some treasure to take home. If traveling on a Wednesday or Thursday between May and September, you would be well rewarded to detour out to The Great House o... more

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Ferry service is available from Falmouth to the enchanting islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Leave your car in the parking lot at any one of the various departure points (Hyannis, Woods Hole, Falmouth, or New Bedford) from which airplane or ferry services (but not necessarily both) ... more

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From Bath follow the Route 1 a short distance to the intersection of Route 127 and turn south to Georgetown and on to Reid State Park. Here you will find wonderful dune beaches as well as tidepools for exploration—a great picnic spot. Continue on from Reid State Park to Five Islands&... more

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About 12 miles northeast of Portland, off the I-95, is the town of Freeport, made famous by the L. L. Bean store which is open 24 hours a day. Here you can find everything from a canoe or camp stove to a ski cap. This famous institution has now expanded into selling almost anything you can... more

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If you’ve spent the night in the Salem and Marblehead area, you’ll now be facing the choice of a second day on the North Shore or moving onward into Maine. I recommend that you drive to Gloucester to visit Beauport, the Cape Ann Historical Museum, and, if time permits, the Hammond C... more

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Grafton is on a winding and relatively narrow route that will enhance your appreciation of the special, unique qualities of Vermont villages.... more

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Great Barrington is a small town. You find a bounty of antique shops in this area. Referring to a local guide, available in most of these shops in the Route 7 area, will enable you to concentrate on those stores most likely to have the treasure missing from your collection. If you’re not an a... more

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At the southern tip of Moosehead Lake is Greenville—the closest to a metropolis for miles around! In fact approximately 20 miles north of Greenville when traveling north on either side of the lake, roads are gated and there is restricted access into the wilderness area. There is actually ... more

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Ferries to Nantucket run from Harwich Port (and other towns).... more

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Along the coastal route of Massachusetts, visit the interesting little towns of Hingham, Duxbury, Plymouth.... more

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Head south and travel along the south shore of Cape Cod on Route 28, which brings you into the more commercial area of the Cape—more traffic, more shops, and more restaurants, but also many inns and places to visit. Hyannis is the major shopping center for Cape Cod’s residents ... more

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Just north of Wells, Route 9 breaks off to the town of Kennebunkport, and I strongly recommend that you drive into “the Port,” as the locals call it. This is a storybook village, but was originally a fishing port. In the fall, the ancient trees on its main streets pour forth with go... more

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A great town to settle for the night while in this area.... more

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Today, Lexington and Concord are residential suburbs of Boston, but their place in history has linked them together for over 200 years. It was here, in April 1775, that the Colonial troops fought with the British in skirmishes that eventually led to the American Revolution. That story comes ali... more

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The Minuteman National Historic Park between the towns of Lexington, Lincoln, and Concord has a Minuteman Visitor Center showing a movie that re-creates that period.... more

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With its village green and surrounding homes dating back to the 18th century, there is no prettier town in all of Connecticut. The Litchfield First Congregational Church is an architectural treasure, and if you are traveling here in the autumn, the church framed by the seasonal color of the tre... more

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Ludlow is on a winding and relatively narrow route that will enhance your appreciation of the special, unique qualities of Vermont villages.... more

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If you have time, a drive through the Connecticut River Valley is most relaxing. To reach the towns along the Connecticut River, take I-95 south to Route 9 north, and exit immediately for Essex. The valley has along its banks a number of lovely Colonial seafaring towns where white clapboar... more

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Manchester has lovely old homes sitting along her main streets. One of these beautiful estates, Hildene, was built by Mary and Abraham Lincoln’s only son to make it to maturity. He fell in love with the area and at the turn of the 20th century, purchased 500 acres and built what he termed his... more

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A visit to the North Shore would not be complete without a drive to Marblehead, and a walk in the historic district dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries when Marblehead’s harbor was, as it is today, a hive of activity. In fact, Marblehead is known as the sailing capital of New Engla... more

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Before you return to the mainland, take the time to visit the enchanting islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Leave your car in the parking lot at any one of the various departure points (Hyannis, Woods Hole, Falmouth, or New Bedford) from which airplane or ferry services (but not ... more

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