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A side view of Artist's Bridge
Newry, Maine

Artist's Bridge

A century after his death, this covered bridge still calls to mind the plein air painter who loved it.
44.4919, -70.8433
Boston, Massachusetts

Hood Milk Bottle

Ice cream stand, snack bar, and time capsule of milk conveyance.
42.3517, -71.0502
An older Poe marker that predates the square's official dedication
Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe Square

The Boston square dedicated to the dark poet who was born nearby.
42.3523, -71.0673
The famous statue has had an interesting life.
Cambridge, Massachusetts

John Harvard 'Statue of Three Lies'

The statue of John Harvard isn't actually John Harvard—or even, technically, the founder of the school.
42.3743, -71.1173
Note the ring on the ceiling. Used for bed drapes or netting
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longfellow House

One of America's most historic homes also holds a startling literary legacy.
42.3770, -71.1264
Eliot Memorial Bridge and Tower
Milton, Massachusetts

Great Blue Hill

The hill that gave the Massachusett tribe, and later the state, its name.
42.2120, -71.1156
(Flickr/peppergrasss)
Charlestown, Rhode Island

The Fantastic Umbrella Factory

250-year-old farm now features sculptures, a petting zoo and a hippy-bazaar.
41.3775, -71.6617
Concord, Massachusetts

Walden Pond

"the sweltering inhabitants of Charleston and New Orleans, of Madras and Bombay and Calcutta, drink at my well . . . The pure Walden water is mingled with the sacred water of the Ganges."
42.4405, -71.3345
Look familiar?
Yosemite National Park, California

The Ahwahnee Hotel

The interior of The Shining's Overlook Hotel was based on this Yosemite original.
37.7463, -119.5744
Morro Rock
Morro Bay, California

Morro Rock

A massive volcanic plug is now a protected area that hosts a number of bird species.
35.3695, -120.8675
Headstone of Henry David Thoreau
Concord, Massachusetts

Author's Ridge

This small section of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery is rotten with famous authors' graves.
42.4659, -71.3410
Jerimoth Hill
Foster, Rhode Island

Jerimoth Hill

As state high-points-by-elevation go this spot is one of the lowest, but for years it was also the hardest to climb.
41.8495, -71.7787
Hull, Massachusetts

Georges Island

Civil War Fort on an island in the Boston Harbor.
42.3200, -70.9287
Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (The Gardner)

Two thousand artifacts from around the world collected by one woman with an addiction.
42.3382, -71.0989
Mt. Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery

This peaceful Massachusetts graveyard was one of the first "garden-style" cemeteries in America.
42.3752, -71.1450
Basin from above
Lincoln, New Hampshire

The Basin

Even Henry David Thoreau found this glacial pothole irresistible.
44.1036, -71.6766
Montague, Massachusetts

The Montague Book Mill

Books you don’t need in a place you can’t find.
42.5379, -72.5379
The Buttonball Tree
Sunderland, Massachusetts

The Buttonball Tree

This giant Massachusetts sycamore is said to hold the dubious distinction of being the "widest tree East of the Mississippi!"
42.4688, -72.5784
Harvard Bridge
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Bridge

This simple foot bridge was the birthplace of a unit of measurement based on a fraternity joke.
42.3546, -71.0913
Madison Boulder Natural Area in Madison, New Hampshire, USA
Madison, New Hampshire

Madison Boulder

A Very Big Rock in New Hampshire.
43.8912, -71.1033
Grave marker of H.P. Lovecraft
Providence, Rhode Island

H.P. Lovecraft’s Grave

Final resting place of one of the classic authors of horror literature.
41.8521, -71.3877
Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard
Waterbury, Vermont

Ben & Jerry's Flavor Graveyard

The sweetest graveyard in the world is filled with headstones for dearly de-pinted ice cream flavors.
44.3529, -72.7402
Warp Drive
Sterling, Virginia

Warp Drive

This pun was simply waiting to come to life, and one defense contractor made it so.
39.0138, -77.4302
McLean, Virginia

Patowmack Canal

The semi-reclaimed ruins of this canal were once part of an ambitious plan to reroute the mighty potomac.
38.9976, -77.2541