New England is a region awash in stereotypes. To hear outsiders tell it, the six states house egg-heady, grumpy Puritans; eat bland food like baked beans; and totally lack in sophistication and style. Also, everybody wears North Face and talks like they’re from South Boston. Or, maybe Downeast Maine, if they’re giving directions.
To all of that we say, nice try! In reality, each principality boasts its own distinct character and singular pull, be it culinary, cultural, or related to the countryside (most likely, an amalgam of all three). So toss aside the Brahmin bromides and take a fresh look at what makes each New England state so alluring.