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Top Choice Modern American in Portland

Fore Street

Fore Street is the lauded, long-running restaurant many consider to be the originator of today's food obsession in Portland. Chef-owner Sam Hayward has turned roasting into a high art: chickens turn on spits in the …
Top Choice Park in Portland

Fort Williams Park

Four miles southeast of Portland on Cape Elizabeth, 90-acre Fort Williams Park is worth visiting simply for the panoramas and picnic possibilities. Stroll around the ruins of the fort, a late-19th-century artillery …
Top Choice Museum in West of Boston

DeCordova Museum & Sculpture Park

The magical DeCordova Sculpture Park encompasses 35 acres of green hills, providing a spectacular natural environment for a constantly changing exhibit of outdoor artwork. As many as 75 pieces are on display at any …
Top Choice Books in Pioneer Valley

Montague Bookmill

This place promises 'books you don't need in a place you can't find.' Luckily, both claims are slightly exaggerated. Housed in a converted cedar gristmill from 1842, the bookmill's maze of rooms are packed with used…
Top Choice Cafe in Monadnock Region

Burdick Chocolate

Locals descend from surrounding villages to dine at this fabulous eatery. Originally a New York City chocolatier, Burdick relocated to this tiny gem of a New Hampshire village and opened a sophisticated cafe to show…
Top Choice Sports in Boston

Boston Marathon

One of the country's most prestigious marathons takes runners on a 26.2-mile course ending at Copley Sq on Patriots' Day, a Massachusetts holiday on the third Monday in April.
Top Choice Waterfall in The Berkshires

Bash Bish Falls

In the very southwest corner of the state, near the New York state line, is Bash Bish Falls, the largest waterfall in Massachusetts. The water feeding the falls runs down a series of gorges before the torrent is sli…
Top Choice Museum in Connecticut River Valley

New Britain Museum of American Art

Moved to its present, modern premises in 2003 in honor of its centenary, the impressive yet little-known New Britain Museum of American Art houses a stand-out collection of strictly American works, the first of its …
Top Choice Farm in Central Vermont

Cedar Circle Farm

This lovely roadside organic farm and education center offers visitors a chance to wander through its lush fields of produce in search of pick-your-own strawberries, blueberries, flowers and pumpkins, with breaks in…
Top Choice Bakery in Central Vermont

Sandy's Books & Bakery

A popular local hangout, this Rochester cafe and bookstore serves homemade everything – granola, scones, bagels, whole-wheat bread – along with mean dishes such as spinach and egg-filled biscuits, spanakopita, salad…