(Photo credit: Bradford Weaver)
Published Sept. 15, 2005
Singing Beach in Manchester-by-the-Sea on Cape Ann is one of the most beautiful places in New England, and it's accessible by train. This was newsworthy to me! Not to mention that a few stops down the line lies the cool (if kitschy) artists' haven of Rockport, where cheap seafood and odd gifts abound in an oasis of rocks and brightly-colored kayaks. While these places are ones you instinctively want to keep secret, I was willing to let this one leak.
September in Boston is one of the best times of the year. The Sox are still playing, the Patriots are preparing to clinch another season, the roses are in full bloom, and the weather still feels like summer. That's why you have to get out of Boston while you can.
That's right. We only have a few beautiful months here in New England, and so even as you're settling in for the first time or settling down after another tourist-filled summer in Boston, there's not a moment to lose in getting the most out of the sunshine, and the middle of the city is not a prime location. While you may think you're ready for summer to end, post-Labor-Day sunshine is the best of all, because when you hit the beach, the crowds will have gone home for the summer.