Weekends with Yankee

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.

Sat, Oct 3 5:30 P.M. Labors of Love     NH EXPLORE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese hikes New Hampshire's White Mountains in the company of the "hut croos," young men and women who pack food and supplies up steep trails to the famed rustic lodges along the Appalachian Trail.

Sun, Oct 4 11:00 A.M. Labors of Love     NHPBS

This week on Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese hikes New Hampshire's White Mountains in the company of the "hut croos," young men and women who pack food and supplies up steep trails to the famed rustic lodges along the Appalachian Trail.

Fri, Oct 9 9:00 P.M. Fall In New England     NH CREATE

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country.

Fri, Oct 9 11:00 P.M. Fall Foliage     NH CREATE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

Sat, Oct 10 10:00 A.M. Fall In New England     NH CREATE

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country.

Sat, Oct 10 12:00 P.M. Fall Foliage     NH CREATE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

Sat, Oct 10 5:30 P.M. By The Shore     NH EXPLORE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spend an idyllic summer day on the shores of Cape Cod and stop in at the Chatham Bars Inn, named a 2017 Yankee Editors' Pick as "Best Family Lodging" in the state.

Sun, Oct 11 11:00 A.M. By The Shore     NHPBS

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spend an idyllic summer day on the shores of Cape Cod and stop in at the Chatham Bars Inn, named a 2017 Yankee Editors' Pick as "Best Family Lodging" in the state.

Sun, Oct 11 12:00 P.M. Fall In New England     NH CREATE

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country.

Sun, Oct 11 2:00 P.M. Fall Foliage     NH CREATE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

Sun, Oct 11 9:00 P.M. Fall In New England     NH CREATE

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country.

Mon, Oct 12 2:00 A.M. Fall In New England     NH CREATE

On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country.

Tue, Oct 13 9:00 P.M. Fall Foliage     NH CREATE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

Wed, Oct 14 2:00 A.M. Fall Foliage     NH CREATE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

Sat, Oct 17 5:30 P.M. Past and Present     NH EXPLORE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we explore how New England's past continues to shape its present.

Sun, Oct 18 11:00 A.M. Past and Present     NHPBS

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we explore how New England's past continues to shape its present.

Sat, Oct 31 5:30 P.M. Best of New England     NH EXPLORE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we see the very best of New England.

Sun, Nov 1 11:00 A.M. Best of New England     NHPBS

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we see the very best of New England.

Sat, Nov 7 5:30 P.M. Flora and Fauna     NH EXPLORE

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spotlight the flora and fauna of New England.

Sun, Nov 8 11:00 A.M. Flora and Fauna     NHPBS

This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spotlight the flora and fauna of New England.

Weekends with Yankee By Episode

  • The Coast (#101)

    From Connecticut's soft sandy beaches to Maine's rugged granite shores, our Atlantic coastline is a place of beauty and wonder, lapping along five of the six New England states and drawing visitors from around the world.

  • Adventure in the Wild (#102)

    Offering wild weather, stormy seas, and remote locations, New England is a land of adventure.

  • Buried Treasure (#103)

    New England is full of treasures large and small. In this episode, we meet lobsterman and photographer Joel Woods, who captures intimate portraits of a hidden world-dramatic, gritty, and often-poignant snapshots of life aboard a lobster boat.

  • Celebrating Tradition (#104)

    New England is a region steeped in tradition. In this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we board the massive schooner J&E Riggin for a windjammer cruise along the beautiful Maine coast.

  • Lost and Found (#105)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we're lost, and found.

  • Icons of New England (#106)

    Think of New England icons, and you probably imagine covered bridges, stone walls, church steeples, and lighthouses.

  • Land and Water (#107)

    New England's earliest villages and towns rose up along its ancient waterways.

  • Yankee Ingenuity (#108)

    "Yankee ingenuity" evokes the best of the New England character-its practicality and know-how.

  • The Islands (#109)

    Off the coasts of Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are some of the most beautiful islands in the country-and this week on Weekends with Yankee, we visit two of them.

  • Back to the Land (#110)

    New England's landscape is vast and varied-from small farms to sprawling forests, green valleys to rocky mountaintops.

  • Quintessential Villages (#111)

    New England is known for its postcard-perfect villages.

  • Fall Color (#112)

    Yankee editor Mel Allen calls foliage season "New England's Mardi Gras.

  • Winter In New England (#113)

    Winter in New England is a season of sparkling snow, deep-blue skies, sleigh rides, skiing, and vibrant cities where you can escape the cold for indoor delights.

  • The End of the Line (#201)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese meets up with dune tour guide Rob Costa in Provincetown, Massachusetts, for an off-road ramble through Cape Cod National Seashore, taking in the magnificent views and stopping to visit one of the famous artists' cottages there.

  • Into The Wild (#202)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we venture into the wild.

  • Small Is Beautiful (#203)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we find proof that in New England, small is beautiful.

  • Trade (#204)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we travel to Massachusetts to experience the unique and incredibly colorful tradition of cranberry harvesting, which the Gilmore family of South Carver has been doing for generations.

  • Hidden Gems (#205)

    New England is filled with hidden gems, and this week on Weekends with Yankee, we highlight a few of our favorites.

  • Labors of Love (#206)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese hikes New Hampshire's White Mountains in the company of the "hut croos," young men and women who pack food and supplies up steep trails to the famed rustic lodges along the Appalachian Trail.

  • By The Shore (#207)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spend an idyllic summer day on the shores of Cape Cod and stop in at the Chatham Bars Inn, named a 2017 Yankee Editors' Pick as "Best Family Lodging" in the state.

  • Past and Present (#208)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we explore how New England's past continues to shape its present.

  • Best of New England (#209)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we see the very best of New England.

  • Flora and Fauna (#210)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we spotlight the flora and fauna of New England.

  • Shores and Shellfish (#211)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, co-host Richard Wiese cruises around New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee aboard the Sophie C, the oldest floating post office in the United States.

  • Fall Foliage (#212)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

  • Fall Foliage F (#212)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate the ultimate New England season, autumn, in all its multicolored glory.

  • Winter In New England (#213)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, we explore New England in wintertime, a season of snowy adventures and breathtaking beauty.

  • Adventure (#301)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese experiences the thrill of the Kennebec River, New England's top whitewater rafting destination.

  • The Next Generation (#302)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohosts Richard Wiese and Amy Traverso visit Mayfair Farm, a sustainable New Hampshire farm that's cooking up incredible dinners and raising healthy, and happy, livestock.

  • New England Celebrities (#303)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Amy Traverso visits with legendary chef Jacques Pepin at his Connecticut home and helps cook up a couple of his favorite French-New England fusion dishes.

  • The Arts (#304)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we discover why nothing says summer in New England like Tanglewood, as cohost Amy Traverso heads out to the Berkshires to see what it takes to make the perfect picnic for this famous music festival.

  • Old Things/New Hands (#305)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese jumps into the world of Bangs Island Mussels, a pioneering fishery in Portland, Maine, that's producing more than 250,000 pounds of sustainable shellfish a year.

  • Land and Sea (#306)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese sets sail in the sailing capital of the world: Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Fun (#307)

    This week on Weekends with Yankee, cohosts Amy Traverso and Richard Wiese travel to Nantucket with Lisa Birnbach, author of The Official Preppy Handbook.

  • Farms and Foraging (#308)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, it's all about farms and foraging.

  • At The Shore (#309)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we head to the shore.

  • Adventures In New England (#310)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, cohost Richard Wiese catches a ride on the tall ship Lynx to get a taste of what sailing was like in the early 1800s.

  • The Seacoast (#311)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we learn about Maine's prized wild blueberries, which cohost Amy Traverso then cooks up into a classic blueberry pie.

  • Fall In New England (#312)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we celebrate fall at Poverty Lane Orchards and Farnum Hill Ciders, home to some of the best apples and ciders in the country.

  • Winter Wonderland (#313)

    On this episode of Weekends with Yankee, we welcome winter as cohost Richard Wiese heads to Vermont to glide down the longest skating trail in the country.

  • Deep Roots (#401)

    Amy Traverso heads to Boston's Chinatown for a tour of this vibrant community and to make dumplings.

  • Arts and the Sea (#402)

    Visit the oldest acapella group in the United States, The Whiffenpoofs.

  • Walk on the Wild Side (#403)

    Richard Wiese takes us on a tour of the Mystic Aquarium where he gets to be trainer for a day.

  • Treasures from the Earth (#404)

    Amy gets to build a table by hand, using sustainably sourced wood from a nearby forest, at Shackleton Thomas Furniture and Pottery.

  • To The Top (#405)

    In Connecticut, Dorie Greenspan whips up a delicious triple-layer parsnip and cranberry cake.

  • Adventurous Spirit (#406)

    Travel to New Hampshire where Chef David Vargas brings his Mexican heritage to his restaurant, Vida Cantina, with tortillas crafted from corn grown at Tuckaway Farms, Richard hops on an ATV to see why this New England pastime is so popular, and we take a sunset hang gliding lesson at Morningside Flight Park.

  • Handmade In New England (#407)

    Amy Traverso visits an acclaimed vineyard in an unlikely place--Barnard, VT.

  • Ocean Treasures (#408)

    Richard Wiese goes to Provincetown, MA, to meet with maritime treasure hunter who made a surprising discovery on a pirate ship.

  • Delicacies from New England (#409)

    Richard Wiese is on Potter Pond in Kingstown, RI, with Perry Raso, owner of Matunuck Oyster Farm and Bar.

  • Touring with the Locals (#410)

    In Provincetown, MA, see what makes this Cape Cod town a beloved destination.

  • A Breath of Fresh Air (#411)

    Comedian and author John Hodgman visits his hometown of Brookline, MA, including historic Coolidge Corner Theater for some nostalgia and popcorn.

  • Join The Club (#412)

    Richard Wiese is in South Hamilton, MA, where he visits the Myopia Polo Club.

  • Heading North (#413)

    Killington Resort in Killington, VT, hosts the Women's World Cup Skiing, an event that draws over 35,000 spectators.



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