Tag: New England Travel
As summer winds down and September ushers in the cooler weather, farms and vineyards like Westport Rivers Winery and Travessia Urban Winery begin of one of their busiest times of year: the grape harvest! This month’s digital desktop calendar features a lovely image of some of Westport Rivers’ grapes, as seen in our newest book, The Coastal Table by Karen J. Covey.
It’s that time of year again—the leaves are changing, the air is crisp. Kids are planning their Halloween costumes and parents are stocking up on candy. It’s the perfect time of year to pull on a cable knit sweater and visit the sprawling gardens at Eolia Mansion at Harkness Memorial State Park, the subject of our October digital desktop calendar.
When I first began interning at Union Park two weeks ago, I didn’t expect that the time I had spent leisurely flipping through the pages of Ethan Daniels’ Under Cape Cod Waters would come in handy this past weekend. But when I found myself standing in awe on the pebbly shoreline of Barrington, Rhode Island, […]
With Memorial Day weekend and the first round of cookouts behind us, we are happy to be enjoying these first few weeks of (unofficial) summer. For New Englanders, the season offers many opportunities for adventure and exploring our own backyards. In New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens, Kim Knox Beckius features several historic sites that […]
The Fells, in Newbury, NH. Photograph by William H. Johnson What do you get when a Maine TV station films a Connecticut resident in the state of New Hampshire? A truly New England experience, that’s what! Kim Knox Beckius, author of New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens, was on air with Steve Minich of Portland’s WMTW 8 last night, […]
Featured in New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens by Kim Knox Beckius and William H. Johnson, Eolia Mansion is a stunning 230-acre seaside villa located in Waterford, Connecticut. It was one of six homes owned by philanthropists Mary and Edward Harkness, and every April through October, the couple brought New York City children suffering from polio or tuberculosis to the […]
Featured in New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens by Kim Knox Beckius and William H. Johnson, the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is the former home of the wildly corrupt and scandal-ridden Benning Wentworth, first royal governor of New Hampshire. The forty-room home, which dates back to 1755, overlooks Portsmouth’s beautiful Little Harbor. A visit to the sprawling hundred-acre gentleman’s farm almost […]
Featured in New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens by Kim Knox Beckius and William H. Johnson, Victoria Mansion is the former home of successful hotelier Ruggles Morse. The magnificent 19th century structure, housed in the seaside city of Portland, Maine, helped usher in a new architectural era in America. The mansion is a definitive example of […]
When mentioning tall structures and look-out points related to Cape Cod, it’s natural to have images of lighthouses flashing into your head. But there’s another structure that also fits the description. Proudly perched atop Scargo Hill, surveying the breadth, and much of the length, of scimitar-shaped Cape Cod, is historic Scargo Tower. It is a wonderful, circular stone […]
Do you remember a few weeks ago when New England’s Historic Homes & Gardens was featured in the Boston Herald for an article titled “The Ghosts of Gossip Columns Past?” We got a big chuckle out of that piece and we were delighted in the idea that a whole new audience was catching wind of […]