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Fall in New England


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It's that magical time of year again. As summer ebbs, the days grow shorter and the nights cooler. The trees, conserving precious sap to survive the harsh winter, slowly stop feeding leaves what they need to remain green. As they prepare their slow journey to the forest floor, leaves undergo a spectacular metamophos, the green turning to spectacular reds, oranges and yellows. Before you know it, the countryside becomes a panoply of colors. Fall is now on its way.


Fall in VermontIf you are looking for a complete guide to the fall foliage season in Vermont, then this is the book for you. Ultimate Guide to Fall in Vermont is written by James H. Hyde, Editor of NewEnglandTimes.Com, and is chock full of all kinds of information about fall in the state of Vermont.

A Few Of The Many Reviews At Amazon

Invaluable source of information, the book has masses of information and a huge amount of links to quality accommodation, fairs, events and attractions.... —JoeAt7

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This is the best guide book of Vermont in the Fall. This is a must-have book! —Tenley V.

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Ultimate Guide to Fall in Vermont is an eBook available at Amazon.

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This may have well been one of the last indepth interviews Dominick Dunne gave about his life before he passed away. He became a friend in a round about way and greatly enhanced our lives by granting us an exclusive interview to discuss his life, an odyssey of ups and downs that make one shudder. He was an extraordinary man on many levels, someone highly adept at reinventing himself as the need arose. As the designer and editor of the original supermodel.com from 1994 until 1997, we were privileged to have met celebrities of all types and pursuits. From supermodels to sport figures, actors and actresses, we met many rich and famous people, including Donald Trump, a man who treated us with respect and dignity. But few rose to the level of Dominick Dunne.

Dominick DunneTo have known Dominick Dunne and to have the honor of calling him a friend was a true gift, and our time spent with him was precious indeed. I was particularly blessed to have helped him research his book, A Season in Purgatory, the account of the horrendous murder of Martha Moxley, a teenage girl who lived and was murdered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

To his friends, he was known as "Nick," and that's what he insisted we call him. It was an honor and true pleasure. We knew Nick Dunne the man, not the celebrity. The two were very different. His celebrity, except what's discussed in the story within these pages, is but window dressing to a character who knew unfathomable loss, yet carried on, defeated his demons, and became a best-selling novelist and Vanity Fair columnist.

For those of us who really knew him, the relationship was cherished. He neither expected us to treat him as the famed person he had become, and never once did he ever put on airs. He was a man who told stories in such a compelling, enthralling and fascinating way that he could craft a living out of doing so, and he did. He met the most famous and influential people in the world, and dedicated himself to obtaining justice for those who could not speak beyond the grave. For that, far more than his writing, he should be a celebrated hero telling the stories of those who fell victim to murder most foul.

We are comforted by our memories of Nick Dunne, and by knowing he's in a far better place now, with his wife Lenny and the beloved children who preceded him to Heaven. With him goes our friendship, our love and our prayers. Our only regret is that we could not have seen him one last time before this horrendously sad day. You can read the exclusive interview he gave us here.


If you're looking for a great place to go this summer, the Southeast corner of Connecticut should be first on your list of potential destinations. The region has it all and then some. From golf to site seeing, from gambling to a spectacular Fourth of July, from a train ride in Essex to a drive down Main Street in Old Lyme, summer reawakens a cornucopia of activities and sites to see in this region. Chief among them are: Mystic Seaport, Mystic Village, Mystic Aquarium, Foxwoods Casino and many others.

If you're heading for that area, we strongly suggest that you do your planning at mysticcountry.com. Mystic Country's Web site is magnificently designed, and its enormous wealth of information is well presented and complete to the slightest detail. It offers a trip planner and itinerary, as well as great places to stay and a wide range of things to do and see categorized by: Attractions, Family Fun, Lodging, Outdoor Adventures, Entertainment, Shopping and Events. It even offers a podcast and specialized areas on the site that cover both Southeastern Connecticut and the Western part of Rhode Island. For a great time in a high quality region, we recommend at visit to mysticcountry.com as the first step on your journey to a memorable vacation.


It is the distinctiveness of the cultural imperatives that brings us proudly together as New Englanders, and yet we cling steadfastly to the substance of our individual state's roots.

People travel here for New England getaways on weekends or New England vacations to break free from the ever-constricting bands of stress made evermore taught daily. They come to revel in unique tourism, history, folklore, museums and lifestyles that make New England distinct from all other regions of the land. They come for golf, the perfume of a plush and flowery spring, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, lush views, mountains beckoning to be climbed and the alpine slides at ski areas that entertain in summer while the long winter takes a respite. They come for the staggering colors Nature paints her trees each fall, foliage envied worldwide, and in winter, they come for the skiing.

They come also for the mystical ambience, to visit museums, tour one or all six states, to see famous landmarks and objects of legend. They come to see the nation's cradle, where it was born and to antique auto shows, craft fairs, farmers' markets, antique shops, and on and on.

They come to take the kids to water parks or children's museums, or just to relax by treating themselves to a New England getaway weekend at a quaint B&B, a lovely hotel or the ultimate—a week's New England vacation at a spa and resort where the steely bands of stress are broken and those who come here are put back in touch with the essence of who they really are.

New England is a region that has cornucopias of things to do and see for every member of the family. It's quintessentially patriotic as the tinderbox where the sparks of Revolution first flew. And it's mysterious and enchanting.

It is New England that all should put high up on the list of places to visit during one's life. NewEnglandTimes.Com takes you to the doorways that open to how to get here, places to stay, eat, play, see and do and then leave it up to you to do anything you want on your New England getaway.

Enjoy visiting New England virtually here as you explore the pages on our site from your living room or office, then come and visit and take home with you experiences and memories you'll cherish for life.

Welcome, friends. Sit and stay a while.


FARMERSPeter and Kristin Orr are not your ordinary, everyday farmers. They are people possessed of seemingly boundless energy, superb creativity and clever providers of an agritourism experience matched by few other such attractions. Using a botanical term, this is a very "variegated" farm with a great deal to do, see and learn; emphasis on "learn."

Fort Hill Farms has an absolutely unique corn maze. It’s much more than just a maze one tries to navigate through as quickly as possible. It’s an educational experience that nurtures both body and mind, and hopefully helps someone to cross the environmental Rubicon to commit him or herself to the needs of a living, breathing planet. Visting here is the ideal New England getaway trip.

But here, the Orr's have been clever. When you enter the maze, you are given a 4-page game sheet. You walk the paths looking for clues about why locally grown food and the "slow-food movement" is so beneficial, and why it leads to healthy families.


The site has been designed to help you create your dream week or weekend New England getaway in our amazing, diversified, exquisite region. We start by helping you decide which state or states to visit. You can start your search for a New England getaway with the QuickStart Guide in the column to the right, or start with a particular state. There are maps on both the state and state regions pages broken down to help you pinpoint exactly where you want to go for the ideal New England getaway. The maps on the Regions pages are numbered to conform to those in the departments of Tourism for each state. Clicking on a number will take you to a description of the region, what you can do and see there and where you can stay for the best New England getaway. In many cases, there are listings for places to stay under the region, placed there for your convenience.

Click on the state or states of your choice and then on its region's page, where you can find places to stay, and lots to do and see. Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont.



As you may have noticed if you've been here before, the site has been re-designed to accommodate more material so you can make the right decision about where to go, stay, eat and play for your New England getaway. We're employing a phased in approach, so as soon as we get a section of the site done, up it goes. We're working our hardest to get everything updated as soon as is possible.

Our Where to Stay or New England Lodging Section is up. We offer several ways of finding the best place to stay for your New England getaway. If a B&B inn strikes your fancy, you can see the growing number of inns on NewEnglandTimes.Com or on the B&B page in each of the State Sections. If you'd like to do some camping, you can find campgrounds here and on the state pages, and the same goes with Resorts and Spas and we have a Real Estate Section where you can find a broker or property in which you might be interested. You can rent a house for a week or buy one as a vacation home—the ultimate New England getaway. In addition, you'll find that we've added some specialty combinations, especially on the state pages where, for instance, you might find an Alpaca Keep that doubles as a B&B inn. Our goal is to provide as much diversity for New England getaways as we possibly can. New England does offers something for everyone, so we're doing our best to help you find what is best for you and help you plan your New England getaway.

In fact in the story just below this, we help make the process of selecting the best accommodation for you and your family in the story about What's the Best Place to Stay for your New England vacation.

At NewEnglandTimes.Com, we believe that you deserve the very best New England getaway or New England vacation the region has to offer. Most such vacations come but once a year, so you want to make it memorable. As we continue to grow, we'll work our hardest to help you plan your New England getaway or New England vacation, because you work hard to take that vacation. That's why we have in our Lodging Section only what we consider to be truly outstanding places to stay.

New England more than delivers on the pledge,"Something for everyone." Truly, there is so much for everybody it’s nigh impossible to cover it all, but we are always adding new material so we can give you as many choices as possible for your New England getaway. We'll keep you updated with our what's going on if you sign up and get your free New England getaway travel guide books. We will not ever in any way share your email address with anyone, any business or Web site. (Continued here.)


Many people looking for a great place to stay for their New England getaways often begin their searches based on what a buddy recommended. "We went to The Sleep Well B&B, and man, it was fantastic." He or she may well be right. That's what they think is great, but is it the right type of place for your New England getaway? That's right, the right type of place?

Accommodation CollageEverybody has different tastes and things or conditions that make them happy. While a B&B may be ideal for a romantic New England getaway, it may not be for the "nuclear family,"Mom, Dad, 2.3 children and Bubba, your Chihuahua. A hotel, motel, large inn, camp ground or rented house may be far more suitable and compliant with your budget. Given today's gas prices, most of your budget will go to that (see story below).

I'm not saying there aren't B&B Inns out there who have no objections to kids and the dog, but the majority don't and many have stringent rules. One B&B inn in Vermont insists that guests not sit on the bed. Since most people sit before they lie down, I guess at this inn, you have to dive into bed. But you need to take into consideration not just where you want to go, what amenities (besides the chocolate on the pillow are available and what points of interest might be nearby).

It takes some research to make your decision about your destination for a New England getaway. To read more about how to select the right place to stay, check out What's the Best Place to Stay for you and your family? You may be pleasantly surprised at how little it can cost depending on what's perfect for you.


NewEngland-Times.Com's Real Estate Section Mortgage rates are at their lowest in decades and the prices of new and existing homes in parts of rustic New England are below the norm. Let NewEnglandTimes.Com help you find a broker.

The slump in housing prices for both new and existing housing nationwide has reached the region and pricing here is on the slide. It's a good time for a New England Getaway to get out of the city and come pick out your vacation home or come telecommute in some of the most beautiful places this country has to offer.


Stoweflake Resort & Spa

Located in one of America’s most sensational, natural paradises, the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa in Stowe, Vermont offers the ultimate, year-round vacation experience. With its celebrated world-class spa, luxurious accommodations, award-winning restaurants and friendly, attentive staff, the Stoweflake is unrivaled as one of New England’s premier spa/resort destination. Here is where you'll have the quintessential New England getaway.

Mountain View

Since 1865, Mountain View Grand has offered visitors a memorable experience. Following a $20 million restoration in 2002, the Mountain View once again welcomes guests in grand style with all the state of the art amenities that today’s travelers expect from a Four-Diamond destination resort.


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