09/17/2013 07:55 am ET Updated Oct 15, 2015

30 Reasons To Love The Northeast

With the first day of fall arriving later this week, we can't help but think about how lovely the Northeast is in autumn.

There are many reasons to love the Northeast. Here are 30 reasons we love the region. Let us know yours in the comments!

1. It's such a welcoming place.

This sign hangs at Portland International Jetport in Maine.

2. The Finger Lakes

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Taughannock Falls is a popular spot in the region.

3. Martha's Vineyard


The President agrees.

4. Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest

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Held (almost) every Fourth of July in Coney Island since 1916.

5. Niagara Falls

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6. Museum Mile

metropolitan museum of art

7. New York deli and bagels

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8. Ben & Jerry's Factory

ben and jerry factory

9. Gettysburg


The Northeast is chock full of all kinds of history porn.

10. New England in autumn

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That is New Hampshire. And it is beautiful.

11. Lighthouses

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There are so many of them. This one is Portland Head Lighthouse in Cape Elizabeth, Maine.

12. The Jersey Shore


The place. Not the television show.

13. So many quaint New England towns. Including the town that inspired Stars Hollow.


14. The Please Touch Museum. For little kids... and big ones too...


15. Acadia National Park

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16. Fenway Park


17. Central Park

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18. The Freedom Trail

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19. Shake Shack

20. The Ivy League and accompanying college towns.


21. Amish country

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22. Wawa

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The highlight of every Mid-Atlantic roadtrip.

23. Hershey Park

Hershey Park

24. Valley Forge

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25. Sag Harbor

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26. Kennebunkport


27. Cronuts


28. The Liberty Bell

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29. L.L. Bean Flagship Store

ll bean headquarter

30. Newport Cliff Walk



The New York Finger Lakes
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