Weekends with Yankee

The cities, countryside locales and unique attractions of New England.

PBS
1 Season, 13 Episodes
April 1, 2017
Documentary & Biography
Cast: Amy Traverso, Richard Wiese
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Weekends with Yankee Full Episode Guide

  • The Season 1 finale spotlights New England during winter. Included: a horse-drawn sleigh in Jackson, N.H.; and cross-country skiing on a pristine trail in northern New England. Also: a culinary tour of Boston with chef Barbara Lynch.

  • An autumn tour of New England features New Hampshire's famed Kancamagus Highway, one of the region's most scenic drives; and Kent, Conn., which Yankee magazine calls the region's best foliage town. Also: Vermont cheesemaker Allison Hooper.

  • Stockbridge, Mass., home of the Norman Rockwell Museum, is toured. Also: Woodstock, Vt., home to the ultimate general store, Gillingham & Sons; and Biddeford, Maine, home to the Palace Diner.

  • The Well at Jordan's Farm; Connecticut's Grace Farms; fly-fishing with artist and writer James Prosek.

  • Historic gingerbread cottages on Martha's Vineyard in Oak Bluffs, Mass.; photographer Jerry Monkman's favorite spots in Maine's Acadia National Park; shiitake mushrooms.

  • Shelburne Farms includes 1,400 acres of farmland and historic buildings on Lake Champlain; Mount Washington Cog Railway; Strawbery Banke museum along the Piscataqua River in Portsmouth, N.H.

  • WaterFire festival in Providence, R.I.; Squam Lake in New Hampshire; Westport Rivers Winery in Massachusetts.

  • The Elms in Newport, R.I.; Glass House in New Canaan, Conn.; Olneyville New York System, a Providence, R.I., restaurant.

  • An artist makes glass orbs on Block Island, off the coast of Rhode Island; an orchard of heirloom apples in Dummerston, Vt.; Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston.

  • A cruise on the J. & E. Riggin schooner along the Maine coast; head of the Charles rowing event in Boston; the Shelburne Museum in Vermont.

  • Photographer Joel Woods captures life aboard a lobster boat; oysters in New Hampshire with chef Jeremy Sewall; the world's only authenticated pirate ship.

  • The Northeast's highest peak; Atlantic bay scallop; Maine's Moosehead Lake.

  • The beach town of Ogunquit, Maine; a clambake near Acadia National Park; traditional boatbuilding in Newport, R.I.