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New England gets a "C" grade in our opinion -- that is, "C" for its amazing cities, countryside, coast, cuisine, character and charm, country stores, cool small towns, calming scenes, culture, celebrations and community. Here are some some shining examples of this perfect letter grade that we give New England:

Photo of sunrise at Long Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine

Coast: There's nothing like taking a refreshing walk at sunrise at Long Sands Beach, York Beach, Maine (above), or a stroll along Salty Brine State Beach (below) during the late afternoon in Narragansett, R.I. (images by Eric H.)

Photo of Salty Brine State Beach, Narrgansett, R.I.

Photo of Quaboag River, Brookfield MA
Countryside: The long and winding roads of New England often lead to one-of-a-kind scenic gems like the Quaboag River in Brookfield, Mass. (above), or the Mt. Washington Toll Road in the White Mountains of New Hampshire (below) where the peak is 6,288 ft. high! (Quaboag photo by Eric, Mt. Washington photo by Joe Gill, of Boston Sports Then and Now)

Photo of Mt. Washington Auto Toll Rd., Mt. Washington NH

Photo of the Vermont Country Store

Country Store: New England features so many wonderful country stores. Our favorite is the Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vt., that features thousands of hard-to-find items. The rustic, laid back feel of this large store provides the perfect foundation for hours of country shopping! (photo by Eric)

Photo of Newbury St., Boston MA

Cities: Newbury St. in Boston, Mass., has a European feel. It's the perfect place to stroll, shop and dine outdoors. Of course, Boston is so much more withs its seemingly neverending mix of the old and new -- truly one of our great U.S. cities (photo by Eric H.)

Photo of Chatham, Cape Cod MA

Cool small towns: Chatham at Cape Cod, Mass., epitomizes the classic small New England town with its quaint vibe, mom and pop shops, and church with white steeple. (photo by Eric)

Picture of Jordan Pond, Maine

Calming: New England offers so many places to relax and unwind. This spot at Jordan Pond at Acadia National Park, Maine, will have the blood pressure down in no time! (photo by Eric)

Photo of Memorial Day Observance, Walpole Town Common, Walpole MA
Community: Locals take their community events seriously by often turning out in large numbers, as evidenced here by this Memorial Day Observance on the Town Common in downtown Walpole, Mass. (photo by Eric)

Picture of Nubble Lighthouse, Vape Neddick, Maine

Charm: Nothing quite represents the charm of New England like a lighthouse, or a covered bridge. Pictured above is Nubble Lighthouse in Cape Neddick, Maine, below a covered bridge in Dummerston, Vt. (photos by Eric)

Picture of covered bridge in Dummerston, Maine

Photo of Harvest Weekend at Brookfield Orchards, North Brookfield MA

Celebrations:  Seasonal celebrations take place year-round in New England, whether in the city, town commons, local farms or at the beaches. Here is a fall harvest celebration at Brookfield Orchards in North Brookfield, Mass. (photo by Eric)

Photo of New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford MA

Culture: New England takes its culture seriously with a deep respect for its past. For example, the New Bedford Whaling Museum wonderfully tells the story of what was once the world's leading whaling port. (photo by Eric)

Image of Abbott's Lobster in the Rough, Noank CT

Lobster:  New England and lobster are synonymous. So many places to feast on this local food -- Abbott's Lobster in the Rough in Noank, Conn. is one such shining example. (photo by Eric)Share this article

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