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Most Popular Posts, Personal Favorites and Trending Articles

Below are some of our most popular posts, as well as some personal favorites and trending articles:

Image of Newport Cliff Walk, Newport R.I.

Newport Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I. (photo by Eric H.)

Trending
Falling in love with the FarmCoast
Free and inexpensive museums in the Boston area
Tours and tastings at Maine microbreweries

Affordable shopping tourism at the Wrentham Outlets, Wrentham, Mass.
Best hot chocolate spots in New England
The Coffee Perch, Walpole, Mass.

General
Spectacular views from Cadillac Mountain, Acadia National Park, Maine
Affordable travel attractions in Bangor, Maine
Visiting the Freedom Trail in Boston
Vermont day trip idea for the cheapskate
Ten great spots in New England to have a picnic

Affordable antique shopping in Putnam, Conn.
Peace and quiet, scenery and a museum in Weston, Vt.
Five cheap things to do in Stowe, Vt.
The Mystic Drawbridge in Mystic, Ct., is a real draw

Seasonal
Summer: Ten affordable ways to beat the heat in the Boston area (summer)
Swan Boat rides, Boston
Summer at Honky Tonk Hampton Beach, N.H.
The Flying Horse Carousel, Watch Hill, R.I.
Family of four spends only $45 for beach, parking, dinner, ice cream and carousel at Nantasket Beach in Hull, Mass.
Five cheap Labor Day destinations in New England

Fall: Apple picking and more fall fun at Brookfield Orchards
Apple cider donuts and fall pair well together
Fall foliage shines mid-October at Walden Pond in Concord, Mass.
A Rhode Island day trip to Adams Farm in Cumberland

Spring: Twelve fun things to do in New England on Memorial Day Weekend
Don’t let Spring Break become “”Spring Broke”

Winter: Affordable Valentine’s Day rental getaways in New England
New England Winter travel ideas for the non-skier
Visiting Brookfield Orchards in the dead of winter
Purchase lift tickets in advance to save money

Walks, hikes
Walking scenic, coastal Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine
Free and inexpensive New England walks and hikes
Easy Vermont hikes for the family
The Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I.

Cheap Eats
The Maine Diner, Wells, Maine
Commonwealth BBQ, Wrentham, Mass.
Ruthie’s Diner, one of the last authentic luncheonettes in Massachusetts
How to dine in Kennebunkport, Maine, for under $10
Wickford Diner specializes in Rhode Island cuisine
The best pizza destinations in Boston

Stacking up great pancake spots in New England
For those that have always wanted to dine under a gigantic milk bottle
The amazing fried seafood platter at Evelyn’s Drive-in, Tiverton, R.I.
Markey’s Lobster Pool, Seabrook, N.H.
Putney, Vt., General Store combines traditional items with Chinese food

Lodging
How to find truly great hotel rates in New England
Cheap places to stay in Bar Harbor, Maine
Five affordable hotels on Cape Cod
Finding a vacation rental on Cape Cod

The Sweet Life
Chutters in Littleton, N.H., has the longest candy counter in the world
A Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream Tour in Waterbury, Vt.

Sweet times at the Candyman in Kennebunkport, Maine
Where can I find heavenly has ice cream in Massachusetts?
The Dairy Dome in Stoneham, Mass.
Bliss Family restaurant and Ice Cream Shop, Attleboro, Mass.
Ice Cream Machine, Cumberland, R.I.

Discounts and Coupons
Boston tours, attractions museums and attractions
“Best Value” Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins tickets

Daily Lifestyle
Lowest gas prices in New England

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