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Discovering The Best Of New England

Migis Lodge on the shores of Maine’s Sebago Lake. Photo Gayle Potter

By Everett Potter

In this very challenging summer for travel, road trips have emerged as arguably the safest way to go. So it’s little wonder that New England, with its charming 18th and 19th century villages, as well as its dramatic seascapes, forests and mountains, remains a favorite destination.

But where to go? I asked longtime New England-based travel writer Steve Jermanok, who is also a contributing editor to Everett Potter’s Travel Report. Steve has just published New England in a Nutshell.

Everett Potter: Steve, you’ve been writing about New England for years. What inspired you to finally put your wisdom and research into a book at this point in time?

Steve Jermanok: I had plans to publish New England in a Nutshell next summer, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of my first book on the region, Outside Magazine’s Adventure Guide to New England. But once this pandemic reared its ugly head, I realized regional travel would be the best option this year.

I had all this content in my computer from the past quarter-century and I wanted to get it out to the public so they could explore and hopefully find some solace and serenity during these trying times. So I hunkered down from early March to late May and pounded it out. I distilled all of my work down to an easy to read round-up format, with more than 50 categories and 300 entries …


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