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It's hot! The height of the tourism season continues through August to the Labor Day weekend in early September.



August in New England can be hot and humid. The "dog days" (hottest and most humid days) make everyone dream constantly of New England's beaches, chilly New England sea water, and air-conditioning.

There may be only one or two dog days, there may be more, or the weather may be delightfully temperate: warm to hot in the sun, pleasantly warm in the shade.

If it's hot, escape to the cool shade of Vermont's Green Mountains, New Hampshire's White Mountains, or the cooler, sometimes foggy coast of Maine. Go on a Maine windjammer cruise, with a lobster clambake on a deserted island. More...

Tourist High Season

All tourist services are filled to capacity, and advance reservations are advised for most everything, and essential for many things such as inn and resort hotel rooms, car ferries, and tables at the most popular vacation restaurants. Lobsters are in season and cheaper than in the cold months.

Travel smart and enjoy smaller crowds and lower hotel prices: visit cities on weekends, and the countryside on weekdays.

—by Tom Brosnahan



Tom's New England Almanac

Advance Reservations

New England's Climate

Festivals & Holidays

When to Go to New England

New England Transportation

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Wingaersheek Beach, Gloucester MA

Ahhh, a New England beach!
Just the place to be on a hot August day.

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