Charlemont, MA— May 6, 2011 — Several West County businesses have been selected as a “Best of New England/Editor’s Choice” in Yankee Magazine’s annual Travel Guide issue. “Best of new England” choices are made by special assignment editors who personally select travel activities in each New England state.
Zoar Outdoor’s Deerfield River raft trips were selected as the “Best Rafting” under Massachusetts Adventures. Double Edge Theater in Ashfield was chosen as the “Best Farm Theater” under Local Secrets and The Green Emporium in Colrain received the “Best Church Supper” in the Food & Dining category.
Outdoor enthusiasts visiting western Massachusetts can tumble down two sections of the Deerfield River through family friendly rapids or exhilarating whitewater or zip through the trees on Zoar Outdoor’s Canopy Tour. After a day of adventure, try a thin-crust custom pizza served in Colrain’s former church on the common at the Green Emporium’s Pizzeria. If the night is still young, there’s time to catch the Summer Spectacle, a unique production of music, song, dance and story at Double Edge Theater nights during July or August. Lodging in the area can be easily arranged at one of the many rustic bed and breakfast locations in the valley.
“Our special travel issue includes page after page of secrets and whispers. It covers New England’s unique landscape, its attractions, and the people who create the flavors, crafts, and lodgings that lend their richness to memorable travel,” says Yankee editor Mel Allen. “It’s about the secrets we whisper to family and friends when we come home from seeing new places. We think of our ‘Bests’ as secrets whispered to friends—in this case, the loyal readers of Yankee Magazine.”
The 2011 Travel Guide features “Best of New England — Editors’ Choice” selections, which include the best restaurants, lodgings, attractions, local secrets, and bargains in the region. For 34 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.