Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by Travel_and_Outdoors
Dreaming of a trip to New England? Don't know where exactly to begin? A good place to start would be with the coffee-table photo book The Most Beautiful Villages of New England by Tom Shachtman. This beautiful pictorial work covers small villages and towns located in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
The chapters are broken down by terrain and major points of interest, including:
Churches, Cemeteries, and Monuments
The four seasons are also covered. You'll find snow-covered winter landscapes, spring meadows, summer rivers, and vivid fall foliage. The last pages cover highlights of each town, including sights, hotels/inns, restaurants and contact information to get you started.
Each chapter includes brief historical background information, top attractions, gorgeous color photographs, and quotes of famous authors & poets such as Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathanial Hawthorne, Henry Wadworth Longfelllow, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, and Edith Wharton.