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    Classic Vermont vista from a country inn
    Woodstock, Vermont

Seasons

The Four Seasons of New England

New England has four distinct seasons, each with its own character and appeal. This unmistakable change of seasons is what endears many to this region of the United States. The beauty of our spring, summer, fall and winter make New England a true all-year-round destination for tourists.


New England Seasons - Crabapple-Blossoms-at-the-Belknap Mill - New Hampshire

New England in Spring

Crocuses and daffodils, lilacs and magnolias — New England reawakens in spring. A perfect time for leisurely drives to explore New England sights before the summer crowds. Learn more about spring in New England.


New England Seasons - Keyes Beach - Cape Cod

New England in Summer

In full swing, summer is never better. Clear blue skies, hot beaches, refreshing water — and lots of clams, lobster, and ice cream. Boating, tennis, golf, swimming — it’s all about being outdoors. Smell the beach roses and the salty air. Enjoy the many festivals and outdoor concerts. New Englanders love their summers! Learn more about summer in New England.


New England Seasons - Hobo Railroad - New Hampshire Foliage

New England in Fall

The fall foliage color is unbelievable as the trees change from green to bright orange and yellow and the distinctive red of the sugar maple. The air is cool and crisp, and harvest fairs celebrating New England’s bounty are a fixture. Visit the mountains for spectacular panoramic views or the New England coast to see the vibrant fall foliage colors along the roadsides and against the brilliant blue of the ocean. Learn more about fall in New England.


New England Seasons - Skiing in New England

New England Winter

Quiet sparkling snow creates magical scenes in New England town centers, mountains, and valleys. During the holidays, everything is aglow — from lighthouses to "Christmas trees" made out of lobster traps. For skiers, tubers, and boarders, New England is a winter wonderland. Winter in New England is also a great time to shop, to take in the many fascinating museums and to cozy up in our fabulous restaurants, inns and hotels. Learn more about winter in New England.   

Tour New England by Season New England has four distinct seasons, each with its own character and appeal. This unmistakable change of seasons is what endears many to this region of the United States.The beauty of our spring, summer, winter and fall make New England a true all-year-round destination for tourists.

Tour the New England Seasons – with suggestions of places to go and things to do for each:

  • New England in Spring: Crocuses and Daffodils, Lilacs and Magnolias, New England reawakens.A perfect time for leisurely drives to explore New England sights before the summer crowds.
  • New England in Summer: In full swing, summer is never better.Clear blue skies, hot beaches, cool water…and lots of clams, lobster, and ice cream.Boating, tennis, golf, swimming…it’s all about being outdoors. Smell the beach roses and the salty air. Enjoy the many festivals and outdoor concerts. New Englanders love their summer!
  • New England in Fall: The color is unbelievable as the trees change from green to bright orange and yellow and the distinctive red of the sugar maple. The air is cool and crisp, and harvest fairs celebrating New England’s bounty are a fixture.Visit the mountains for spectacular panoramic views or the New England coast to see the vibrant colors along the roadsides and against the brilliant blue of the ocean.
  • New England Winter: Quiet sparkling snow creates magical scenes in New England town centers, mountains, and valleys. During the holidays, everything is aglow – from lighthouses to “Christmas trees” made out of lobster traps. For skiers, tubers, and boarders, New England is a winter wonderland.Winter in New England is also a great time to shop, to take in the many fascinating museums and to cozy up to our fabulous restaurants, inns and hotels.