When to Go
Spring is probably the most attractive season in this part of the United States. Throughout the region cherry blossoms are followed by azaleas, dogwood, and camellias from April into May and by apple blossoms in May. Folk, crafts, art, and music festivals tend to take place in summer, as do sports events. State and local fairs are held mainly in August and September, though there are a few in early July and into October. Fall can be a delight, with spectacular foliage. In winter, temperatures generally average in the low 40s. Summer temperatures range from the high 70s to the mid-80s, now and then the low 90s.