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Travel early in the month if you can. Days are long, crowds are small, prices are lower—but the weather is unpredictable.



In June there are no national holidays, and New England's weather is at its most unpredictable.

On an early June weekend I have sat sweating on a porch in the open air, iced drink in hand, only to huddle in front of a fireplace the following weekend.

You never know!

Though the weather is changeable, it is usually fine for travel if you're adaptable. Lobsters are in season and cheaper than in the cold months.

Early June is not very busy in New England's vacation areas because most children are still in school.

But when school ends in mid-June, many families head out for their summer vacations at the beach in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts, or in the mountains of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Accommodations, campgrounds, and other services are fairly well occupied on weekends in early June, but are busy most days of the week by late June.

Local Events


Harvard-Yale Regatta, America's oldest collegiate athletic event (1852), is held on the Thames River in New London CT in early June.

New Haven Jazz Festival, on the green in New Haven CT, begins in late June and stretches into July. More...

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Provincetown Portuguese Festival, Provincetown MA, on Cape Cod, with festivities, seafood feasts, dancing and exhibits; near the end of June. More...

Block Island, Rhode Island

Block Island Race Week, Block Island RI, late June, with boat races and parties. More...

—by Tom Brosnahan



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New England Transportation

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Walkers on the rocky coast

Girls enjoying the Connecticut shoreline near Guilford. Bright, warm sun, but sweaters, too.

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