New England's climate is
fairly straightfoward, and its seasons are
distinct, each with its delights:
Coming late in April or more commonly
and staying briefly into June, spring can
delight or a disappointment. Farmers call it mud time, but it's when they tap their sugarbushes for maple syrup.
By mid-June, summer is
well established and despite the region's
northerly and coastal location, it can
be pretty hot and sometimes quite humid in
July and August.
Autumn (September and October) is undoubtedly New
England's glory and its finest
season, and if you have a choice of vacation
times this is the one to pick.
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People travel from far continents to
enjoy the natural spectacle of blazing
England fall foliage. It's worth the
chilly weather in October,
there may be a short period of warm weather
known as "Indian summer" in
late October or November. More...
Winter, as they say, depends: the
first snow flurries usually come in November in
the north, mid-December in
the south. January,
February and March are
cold and snowy.
If New Englanders are lucky, they get a
break, with a few spring-like days in
January or early February. More...
None of the normal information about New
England's climate applies to New
said to have the worst, most extreme
weather in all the
—by Tom Brosnahan