Essex Heritage Named a 2014 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” Winner by Yankee Magazine

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Essex Heritage received multiple "Editor's Choice" awards in the 2014 "Best of New England" travel guide

"Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence", a film produced by Essex Heritage, has been recognized as a 2014 “Editors’ Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England, on newsstands now. This designation is awarded by Yankee’s editors and contributors who name select restaurants, lodgings, and attractions in New England to the exclusive list. For 38 years, Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England has been the most widely distributed and best-selling guide to the six-state region, providing readers with a comprehensive vacation-planning tool and daily reference.

Presented by Essex Heritage and the National Park Service, “Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence” features authentic dialogue and the latest research by renowned Salem Witch Trial scholars. Scenes depicted in the film were shot at actual locations associated with the Witch Trials of 1692.  "If buildings could talk, many in Salem would tell a fascinating tale of the infamous Witch Trials of 1692.  Next-best thing is this film," say the editors.  The film is available for viewing at the National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem (located at 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA 01970).

Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2014 Travel Guide also features Essex Heritage's premier partnership event, Trails & Sails: Two Weekends of Walks and Water as a "favorite maritime festival" and highlights the regular Trails & Sails tours of the Salem Marine Society's "Ship's Cabin" atop the Hawthorne Hotel. 

“Reading our annual special Travel Guide section, ‘Best of New England,’ is as close to sitting down with Yankee’s editors and getting us to spill our favorite places as one can get,” says Mel Allen, editor of Yankee Magazine. “New England is where we live, and we all have our own personal ‘best’ places. We’re joined by our state experts (David Lyons and Patricia Harris, Massachusetts, with Amy Traverso and Kara Baskin, Boston), whose sole task is to surprise us: to tell us about restaurants and attractions and local secrets that will make this issue one to keep on hand whenever you set off to explore New England. Whether your journeys take you inland or to the sea, we hope these pages come along. As always, let us know what you find.”

Yankee Magazine’s May/June 2014 Travel Guide features more than 300 “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” winners, which include the region’s best attractions, food & dining, lodging, and bargains. This special issue also names 120 top events around New England. The issue’s maritime theme takes readers on a summertime journey from Mystic to Maine with articles about our region’s seafaring history, the lure of lobster shacks, and more.

Yankee Magazine was founded in 1935 and is based in Dublin, New Hampshire. It is the only magazine devoted to New England through its coverage of travel, home, food, and feature stories.  With a total distribution of 330,000 and a total audience of 1.9 million readers, it is published by Yankee Publishing Incorporated (YPI), a family-owned, independent magazine publisher. For more information visit: YankeeMagazine.com

Read Yankee Magazine's picks for Best Attractions in Massachusetts and Favorite Maritime Festvals

Read about the "Ship's Cabin."