New Englands earliest villages and towns rose up along its ancient waterways. On todays episode of Weekends with Yankee, we visit the regions rivers, lakes, and coastal vineyards. We start in Providence, Rhode Island, where the amazing Waterfire festival illuminates the city with a light show like youve never seen before. Then its off to New Hampshire and the serenity of Squam Lake, where were in search of the magnificent loon. Rounding things out is a visit to the Farm Coast for a taste... [see more] of award-winning wines from Westport River Winery in Massachusetts.
WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE is a 13-part travel and lifestyle series named for the long-running publication enjoyed by readers across America for more than 80 years. With New England among the nation's top tourist destinations, the magazine-style program takes viewers on an insider's exploration of the cities, countryside locales and far-flung places in the quaint and scenic region. The series is hosted by Richard Wiese, (Born to Explore) , an Emmy Award-winning TV personality, author and explorer who has traveled to all seven continents, participated in two expeditions to Antarctica, and cross-country skied to the North Pole. Amy Traverso, a senior food editor at Yankee magazine who has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and the Food Network's Throwdown with Bobby Flay, joins Richard as co-host. She highlights recipes, local flavors and the sense of community that make up the regions' food and dining scene. WEEKENDS WITH YANKEE offers an "all-access" behind-the-scenes pass to the unique attractions that define the region, and the hidden New England that only locals know.