New England, USA

New England, USA: For its Glorious Autumn!

New England is the northeastern region of the United States of America comprising the states of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. This region is known for its glorious autumns and therefore what better place to travel to in October which is a peak autumn month.

New England, USA
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, Portland, Boston , Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island,
Harpoon Octoberfest, Autumn Festival, pumpkin festivals , Halloween , Windsor, Vermont,

Why visit New England in October?

Well firstly we must emphasize the perks of autumn travel. It’s the tail end of summer, which means enough daylight hours and sunshine but a nice chill in the air come morning and evenings. Chances of rain may increase but there are still plenty of gorgeous days with blue skies, dramatic clouds and a pleasant breeze. And most importantly the summer holiday crowds have left, hotel prices have dropped and the landscape is awash with glorious autumn foliage.

We recommend New England,USA  because it’s not just known for its beautiful autumn foliage that has inspired many a poets and artists but it also offers travelers a rich colonial past, its beautiful Atlantic coastline and forested mountains. A road trip through the states of New England in October means you will see one of the most beautiful landscapes and scenery awash in shades of rust, gold, orange and red. For accommodation we offer beautiful cabins in the forests and mountains, cute county inns and charming bed and breakfasts. Getting here is easy as Boston is the biggest city and airport of the region and tends to have good international and domestic flight connectivity. Also note New York city even though not an official part of New England, is just a short 4 hr drive from Boston and can also be used as your fly in- fly out point.

The small towns of New England have a lot of charm and character and can almost feel like Europe. The tax free shopping outlets of New Hampshire along with its mountains are a huge draw. Rhode Island’s Newport district offers you a chance to glimpse the mansions of rich and famous and enjoy the sea side towns many Europe style restaurants and boutiques.

October in New England offers fantastic road trips, hiking, camping, river rafting, island hopping and sailing, shopping, eating, celebrity spotting and a plethora of festivals! One can easily spend just a weekend to weeks exploring this gorgeous region of USA.

New England Weather in October

October is New England is a transitional month nestled between the warm days of September and the blistering cold of winter. Pleasantly sunny days are common with highs of 16°C and lows of 1°C.  If winds pick up they can pack quite a punch so do carry your layers. Also weather changes dramatically from start to end of the month and also from place to place.

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Our Favorite New England Experiences in October

Enjoy an Autumn Festival

From pumpkin festivals to harvest season to Halloween frights, New England has many festivities throughout October. Whether you're in a big city or small town, look for an events calendar to see what locals have planned. Halloween seems to be the theme for most festivals but there are madcap races like the North American Wife Carrying Championship or boat races like the Charles Regatta.

Harpoon Octoberfest

With one celebration at their Boston brewery and another in Windsor, Vermont,  Harpoon brewery’s Octoberfest promises lots of beer with good German food and music! Harpoon Breweries have been around since 1986 when 3 friends and their love for beer gave birth to this venture. Their Harpoon winter warmer-a beer with cinnamon and nutmeg in it is a must-try!

Visit a Cranberry Bog

You'd be hard-pressed to find a more photogenic crop than cranberries, which ripen and redden in the fall. In Massachusetts, the cranberry harvest coincides with fall foliage season, providing a double dose of visual splendor. Did you know Cranberries are one of only three fruits native to North America that are now cultivated commercially?

Go Island Hopping to Martha’s Vineyard

This island, just 20miles off the main coast of Massachusetts is actually a world apart. Its white sand beaches, wild flower and grape dotted landscapes and six towns make for a charming getaway.  At the turn of the 17th century, an explorer called Bartholomew Gosnold named the island after his daughter, Martha. The Vineyard part of the name refers to the prevalence of wild grapes on the island, which caught Captain Gosnold's attention - the tangy, black fruit of these vines can still be found in September on the hiking trails near Chilmark. Today it’s the playground of the rich and famous from prominent politicians to singers, actors, writers etc.

Enjoy Culinary treats

Enjoy an abundance of oysters, plus music, crafts, and more at this annual festival in Wellfleet, Massachusetts. Autumn is also apple season, so head to one of the local apple orchards where you can pick your own apples, sip on hot apple cider, or snack on freshly baked apple treats. Or head to Portland, Maine, for the Harvest on the Harbour festival of this foodie city where the multi-event harvest celebration culminates with an incomparable culinary market.

Stay in some of our favorite forest cabins

New England offers acres of beautiful forest sand these forests are dotted with some of our favorite cabins and treehouses. Instead of a hotel a few nights in these charming accommodation options is the perfect way to unwind. Just drop us a line and we will find you the perfect, cosy little cabin for you!

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