New England is a region located in the northeast corner of the USA. The region is made up of six unique U.S. states: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Each have their own history and culture – all are beautiful, offering countless activities and adventure. Discover New England represents 5 of these beautiful states.
New England — the birthplace of America — is filled with rich history, cultural attractions, fascinating cities, scenic villages, and outdoor adventures at every turn. New England has an abundance of wildlife and is the only region on the East Coast of the USA where you can whale watch from May – October.
When you say ‘New England’ up pops an image — a white clapboard farmhouse alongside a red barn, flaming red leaves in the fall or wind whipping through the canvas sails of a schooner. Discover quaint towns and villages, lighthouses, brilliant fall foliage, expansive lakes, panoramic mountain views, and dockside restaurants with delicious seafood chowder, lobster, and blueberry pie.
Of all the regions of the USA, New England is perhaps the most distinctive in its imagery, culture, change of seasons and rich history.
Travel to the New England region for a city break, a guided tour, a cruise or a fly drive amongst some of the most outstanding natural beauty you will ever see; ski and board in the USA’s original winter paradise; stroll through America’s best art galleries and museums. Just do not forget to eat at leading-edge restaurants or seaside lobster shacks.
New England has four distinct seasons and is truly a year-round destination. It’s the distinct change of seasons that native New Englanders often like best about living in this part of the United States.
Summer (Late June, July, August)
Average temperature: 26-29 degrees Celsius
Night-time air is sometimes cooler in the northern mountainous and coastal regions — bring a sweatshirt!
Fall (End of September through early November)
Average temperature: 7-10 degrees Celsius
Fall air is crisp and cool. This is great traveling weather.
Peak foliage season is typically early to mid-October. Fall colour starts in Maine and New Hampshire in September and works its way south to Massachusetts/Connecticut.
Winter (mid-November through the end of March)
Average temperature: 1 degree to –3 Celsius
Snowfall: Southern New England snowfall averages around 35 inches per year while the upper mountainous regions often receive over 100 inches annually — to the delight of skiers and snowboarders.
Spring (April, May, early June)
Temperatures: Range from 4 – 15.5 degrees Celsius
Tip: bring a raincoat, just in case.