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New England Places

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There are so many places to explore in New England. Feel free to browse here, and also visit the Regions menu to view the places specific to those regions.

Come back often to check on new places I’ve added.

River Bank Park Stone Bench - Wilmington VT

Wilmington VT

Wilmington, Vermont is a town that seems perpetually on the brink of either decline or rebirth, and it’s not entirely clear which way it will

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Canoe along Mile Road - Wells ME

Wells ME

Wells Maine is defined by its beaches and the Webhannet River (named for the Abenaki word for “at the clear stream”), which meanders through beautiful salt marshes between the barrier beaches and the mainland.

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Oracle House - Portsmouth NH

Portsmouth NH

If you’re looking for a blend of history, culture, food, and natural beauty, your compass may be pointing towards this small, walkable city nestled along the picturesque Piscataqua River as it flows to the sea.

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Photo of downtown Plymouth

Plymouth MA

That the European settlement of New England began here in Plymouth is something we all learned in school, and it’s well worth the trip for its historic importance. Beyond that, there’s a thriving arts and food culture and an attractive, bustling downtown and waterfront.

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Photo of Middle Covered Bridge in Woodstock VT

Woodstock Vt

Though in a state known for its liberalism, Woodstock VT is not the location of the legendary 1969 Woodstock music and art event. That is

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Photo of Longfellow School Rutland VT

Rutland VT

Rutland doesn’t appear on the list of top places to visit in Vermont, but there is a bit of a sleeper here. Set along Route 7 between Manchester to the south and Middlebury to the north, it’s an arts and culture center in its own right, with the historic downtown filled with marble sculptures and murals.

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