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You Know You're in New England....
Stone Walls, Covered Bridges, Moose, Seafood and Other Icons of New England
Visitors are drawn to New England for it's unending forests, rocky seacoast, scenic villages and so much more. The state of New Hampshire's license plates say AMERICA'S VACATIONLAND. From the parade of out-of-state cars towing camping trailers, topped with kayaks or canoes, and with bicycles strapped to the back; summer in New England is indeed America's idea of vacationland.
Over a number of years of summering in Maine and New Hampshire I've taken many photos of what makes New England special to me. I'll share those with you. Even if you can't manage a trip to New England this summer, at least you can vicariously enjoy the wonderful scenery and all the unique characteristics of New England.
Photo of covered bridge taken by Virginia Allain
Canoers, Kayakers and Boaters Enjoy New England's Pristine Lakes
This scene shows Great East Lake that straddles the border of Maine and New Hampshire
I took this photo a couple of summers ago. The lakes in New England are so beautiful and the best way to explore them is in a boat.
Crystal Clear New England Lake
When Fall Comes to New England - A lovely song by Cheryl Wheeler (accompanied by great photos of New England)
You can watch this straight through or start it and continue browsing down the page.
Guide to Finding Beautiful Fall Foliage
- Fall Foliage Guide for New England
Leaf peepers take to the scenic New England routes to see the beautiful colors of the autumn season each year. If you've ever visited New England in the fall, you'd understand the attraction of the regions fall foliage. Blazing reds, deep purples...
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New England Is Famous for Its Seacoast - View of Portland Head Light House in Maine
Zazzle card showing Portland Head Light House, Maine, Card by catherinesherman
Look for White Church Steeples - This one is in Longmeadow, Mass.
Steaming Lobsters on the Deck
Bring a New England Clam Bake to Your Home
Look for Covered Bridges - This one is in New Hampshire
This Guide Helps You Find All the Covered Bridges
More than a century in age, these make great destinations for a daytrip. I love visiting them.
All Over New England You See Old Stone Walls
Many date back to colonial days. If there is forest beyond the wall, then it has been many years since there were pastures and plowed fields there. Perhaps the farmer went off to the Revolutionary War or the Civil War and did not survive to return to his farm.
If you want to make your own low stone wall or border for a flower bed, here are my tips for that.
All Over the Region, You'll See Vintage Stone Walls
- Landscaping with Stone Borders
A dry stone wall is a thing of beauty. You can scale it down to make borders for flower beds. Here are tips and techniques for making these.
Outdoor Activity in New England
Look around for Moose
Scenery around the New England States - Photos by Virginia AllainClick thumbnail to view full-size
Berry Picking in New England - First it's wild strawberries, then blueberries and finally blackberries
© 2010 Virginia Allain