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    Three great N.E. destinations for scenery, food

    Feasts for the eyes, stomach in the region

    Tripping around for the best regional foods

    1. Tour de Farms
    Where:
    Shoreham, Vt.
    When:
    Sept. 16
    What:
    Bike and walking tours of local farms and restaurants, samples of local produce and meats, wines and ciders.
    2. Harvest on the Harbor
    Where:
    Portland, Maine
    When:
    Oct. 24-27
    What:
    Grand tasting and sampling events of locally-sourced foods and craft beers, wine, special themed meals such as Farm-to-Table dinners and music.
    3. Hampton Beach Seafood Festival
    Where:
    Hampton Beach, N.H.
    When:
    Sept. 7-9
    What:
    More than 50 restaurants and food purveyors, dozens of arts and crafts vendors and other merchants, music festival and fireworks.
    4. Boston Local Food Festival
    Where:
    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, Boston
    When:
    Oct. 7
    What:
    Local farmers, fishermen, chefs and other purveyors, craft brew fest, cooking demonstrations, chef cookoff and music.
    5. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
    Where:
    Newport, R.I.
    When:
    Sept. 21-23
    What:
    More than 100 vintners and two dozen restaurants and caterers, appearances by celebrity chefs Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pépin, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars.
    6. A Taste of The Litchfield Hills
    Where:
    Harwinton, Conn.
    When:
    Aug. 25-26
    What:
    Small plate samplings of local farmers, restaurants and other food producers, local wines, crafts and live entertainment.

    Patrick Garvin/Globe Staff