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Summer in New England begins on Memorial Day: beaches, the outdoors, and culture in places like the Berkshire Hills until Labor Day—then it's fall foliage.

Bass Point Light, Maine

 

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May, is the unofficial beginning of New England's summer season. Outdoor activities, especially beaches in Rhode Island and Massachusetts, hiking in Vermont and New Hampshire, windjammer cruises in Maine, are popular, as is culture in all the New England states.

Then comes fall foliage season, New England's glory. A guided tour is a fine way to experience foliage, food and fun! More...

Whether you're traveling New England for business or pleasure, culture, dining, or outdoor activities, here's how to travel by car, bus, train, plane & ship to:

Boston, cosmopolitan "capital" of New England

Massachusetts: Cape Cod, the islands, the Berkshires and more

Connecticut, with warm-water beaches, culture and natural beauty combined

Newport RI with its sumptuous mansions

New York Citytransport hub for south New England

Vermont, outdoor sports capital of New England

 

Click on a state:

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New Hampshire, with its White Mountains and Mt Washington

Downeast Maine, with its pristine towns, lobster dinners and windjammer yachts

There's lots more to New England, of course. Look at my New England Highlights, and browse the Site Index, from Acadia National Park to Plymouth Rock, from Walden Pond in Concord MA to Waterfire in Providence, from Circus Smirkus in Vermont to Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire.

New England Outdoors covers all the best things to do: beaches, biking, birdwatching, camping, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, skiing, snowshoeing, whalewatching and windjamming.

Tom Brosnahan

 

Hi! I'm Tom Brosnahan: travel writer, guidebook author and photographer. I wrote the first editions of Frommer's New England and Lonely Planet New England. More...

NewEnglandTravelPlanner.com covers all my favorite places and pleasures.

New England is what it is because of its people, from Massasoit to Paul Revere, from Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to John F Kennedy, from P T Barnum to Louisa May Alcott and Emily Dickinson. You'll find reminders of them everywhere.

—Tom Brosnahan

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All photos © Tom Brosnahan

Below, hikers at Lonesome Lake,
Franconia Notch, New Hampshire.





Lonesome Lake, Franconia Notch, New Hampshire

 

 

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