Logo   September in New England
Still warm and pleasant, with autumn foliage color appearing toward the middle of the month, this is an excellent time to visit. School is in session, so crowds are smaller.


The 3-day Labor Day holiday weekend at the beginning of September is the unofficial end of the busy summer tourist season. More...

Labor Day weekend is busy, but the two weeks following are a good time to travel since children are back in school, few families travel, services are uncrowded, and some price reductions are offered.

The weather is usually excellent: moderate temperatures, little of the heat of August or of the chill of October.

Weekends tend to be almost as busy as in August, but on mid-week days (Sunday through Thursday nights), those seaside resorts and mountain villages that were so crowded just a few weeks before in August are now pleasantly low-key.

New England's fall foliage season begins in mid-September in northern New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine) and spreads southward as the month progresses.

By late September good foliage color begins to appear in the southern New England states (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island).

The countryside can be crowded on weekends as city-dwellers enjoy the fine fall weather and go hiking, biking and apple-picking.

Visit the cities on weekends, and the countryside during the week, if you can. Reserve your hotel, motel, inn and B&B rooms well in advance! More...

—by Tom Brosnahan

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Picking--and Juggling--Apples, Bolton MA

September is for apple-picking
and juggling!

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