Massachusetts offers an extensive snowmobile trail system, mostly on state land, for winter fun when the snow flies.

Massachusetts snowmobile trail system stretches across the state

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Sunkissed snowflakes sparkle like winter diamonds across a wide field of fresh white powder. As you cut the...
Waterville Valley has plenty of winter activities for non-skiers, including snowshoeing. Photo/Submitted

Waterville Valley is a multi-generation destination with more than just skiing

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer Waterville Valley has plenty of winter activities for non-skiers, including snowshoeing.Photo/Submitted WATERVILLE VALLEY, NH - Unplug, connect with family, and...
A statue of Thoreau and a replica of the single-room cabin that he built during his stay at Walden Pond is situated near the visitors center.

Thoreau’s retreat at Walden Pond in Concord continues to attract throngs of admirers

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By Colin McCandless, Contributing Writer  CONCORD - Author and naturalist Henry David Thoreau intentionally lived alone in a modest cabin in the woods at Walden...
Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a charming waterfront destination only about an hour from the Boston area. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a charming waterfront destination

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer PORTSMOUTH, N.H. - New Hampshire's mighty port city is filled with charming local shops, historic homes, delicious eateries, and beautiful...
Grendel’s Den, founded in 1971, is modeled after the everyday European restaurants that its founders enjoyed during their many trips there. Photo/Submitted

After more than 50 years, Grendel’s Den in Cambridge is still going strong

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By Matt Robinson, Contributing Writer Grendel’s Den, founded in 1971, is modeled after the everyday European restaurants that its founders enjoyed during their many...
The Breakers Morning Room is a study in shine and reflection. Photo/Courtesy of Newport Mansions

Visit the Newport mansions decorated for the Christmas season

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer The Breakers Morning Room is a study in shine and reflection.Photo/Courtesy of Newport Mansions NEWPORT, R.I. - Gaze in wonder...
The AMC’s Highland Center in Lincoln, New Hampshire is a year-round destination but provides an ideal location for winter activities in the White Mountains.

Enjoy winter with the Appalachian Mountain Club

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer REGION - Before the first dusting of snow covers the gardens of Central Massachusetts, the White Mountains of New Hampshire...
The quiet reading room showcases the Boston Athenæum’s opulence from an earlier time. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Boston Athenæum is a hidden gem in the heart of the city

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer BOSTON - The Boston Athenæum is a breathtaking private library, but also a beautiful museum and busy cultural center. Quietly...
Inside the Oracle Chamber are an ancient carving of an antlered deer, secret niches, and stone seating. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Visiting America’s Stonehenge in southern New Hampshire

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer SALEM, N.H. - America’s Stonehenge in Salem, New Hampshire, is an ancient stone village filled with precisely placed boulders reminiscent...
The Renaissance Boston Patriot Place Hotel has an outdoor patio with a perfect view of Gillette Stadium. Photo/Sandi Barrett

Where to eat, stay, and play for a getaway at Patriot Place

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By Sandi Barrett, Contributing Writer FOXBOROUGH - Patriot Place offers the next wave in sporting venues. More than simply a stadium for the New England...