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Old 05-09-2008, 12:01 AM
 
Location: IN
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I prefer shorter days with a less intense sun angle. Bright sunny days with no clouds at all are the absolute worst for me.
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Old 05-09-2008, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Big skies....woohoo
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Picking just one great small town in New England is nearly impossible. There are too many to choose from, although I'll share photos of some of the favourites I've visited:

Sandwich, New Hampshire

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Woodstock, Vermont

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Wickford, Rhode Island

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Canterbury, Connecticut

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Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Wiscasset, Maine

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Wiscasset?? OMG, the traffic tie ups in the summer would drive anyone away. You need to go further up the coast to get away from the Boston traffic.
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Old 05-14-2008, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Tolland County- Northeastern CT
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Winters in Connecticut long, cold, long, dark and very long ????

Last winter here 30" of snow- and never a night time temp below zero.
Sunset here in early December is at 4:20- at latitude 41 north- sunset in San Francisco at 37-38 North a mere 40 minutes later---- dark here?

I think we need to make climatic comparisons- Winter begins here in Mid December and ends in mid to late March- thats 3-4 months max---- with weather from April to late November considered temperate to warm.

I frankly do not need 100 90 degree days or more per summer with stifling humidity from June-September to be comfortable- and even in the southwest the low humidity does not make 115 degrees any easier to take.

Yes we have some cold and snow here for a few months- and to south Florida or Phoenix it may be 'cold' but its not Alaska, Chicago, Detroit, Des Moines or Minneapolis- not by a long shot.
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Middleton, Wisconsin
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Awesome pictures. I don't even know if there is words that could descibe the Beauty of New England.

Rep Points a must for them pix.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Beautiful towns that are barely affordable to the people that work there. All of these are deep in the heart of second home/tourist/bring your own job territory. Lovely if you can afford them.

I live in southern New Hampshire. They could have added Milford or Exerter to the list.
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Old 05-24-2008, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Ridgway/Saint Marys, PS
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Picking just one great small town in New England is nearly impossible. There are too many to choose from, although I'll share photos of some of the favourites I've visited:
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Thank You SOOOO MUCH for sharing.

Im a native New England boy at heart, lived there growing up for 19 years and have since lived in MS, AL, SC, ND, SC and soon to be Nebraska.

I miss New England and it is truly beautiful. I ALWAYS consider New England to be MY HOME no matter where I live
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:01 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Thanks for the comments on my photos, everyone. Please note that I wasn't trying to create any kind of list of best New England towns to *live* in. I've never lived in any of those towns, so I wouldn't be able to cast judgment. I selected them because I feel like they represent a traditional New England character, which appeals to me. They're just beautiful places.

And yes, the summer traffic on Main St. in Wiscasset can be bad, but it's mostly caused by people crossing the street to wait in line for Red's Eats. However, I do prefer Damariscotta, which has a very special place in my heart. I might add some photos of Damariscotta and other N.E. towns in a while.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:14 PM
 
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Beautiful pics.
? I noticed you show the St George Flag/English and also spell /favourite.Are you English.
New England is gorgeous but cold,lovely though.Thanks
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:55 PM
 
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My family and I travelled some of the back roads in southern Vermont and the Berkshires this weekend... very beautiful small towns. Great places to retire, but for young people like me I think jobs would be an issue.
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Old 05-27-2008, 09:11 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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Beautiful pics.
? I noticed you show the St George Flag/English and also spell /favourite.Are you English.
New England is gorgeous but cold,lovely though.Thanks
I do have some English ancestry but no, I'm just an American anglophile. I did spend 6 months in England last year though. The spellings must have rubbed off on me.
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