Dublin, NH — Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands April 26, has named 39 local establishments in Vermont as “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” winners for 2011. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors, who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. This special issue also names 20 “Top Events” in Vermont, for a total of 120 events across New England. For 35 years, Yankee’s Travel Guide has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.
“Our ‘Best of New England’ issue is about where we live and play and raise our families. These places happen to be the cities and villages, the beaches, mountains, and forests, where visitors from around the world come to spend precious vacation days,” said editor Mel Allen. “We’ve filled our pages with the places we want to see, and have seen, and will see again. Immerse yourself in these places to visit, as beautiful as any in the world, plus more than 250 ‘Bests,’ our recommendations for inns, shopping, sights, restaurants, adventures, and what-have-you.”
Named in the “Top Events” category this year were Billings Farm and Museum’s Spring Farm Festival and the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival, which is held September 10.
In the South Central categories, the winners are:
Kedron Valley Stables—Best Place to Saddle Up, S. Woodstock
Singleton’s Store—Best Smoked Meat, Proctorville
Skunk Hollow Tavern—Best Locals’ Bar, Hartland Four Corners
Sugar & Spice—Best Pumpkin Pancakes, Mendon
Unicorn—Best Eclectic Gift Shop, Woodstock
Woodstock Farmers’ Market—Best Picnic Fixings, Woodstock
This article first appeared in the May 5th print edition of the Vermont Standard.