In mid-September last year, Howard LeFevre and his wife, Donis Tatro, stayed a couple of nights on Block Island, the couple’s first trip there. The days were warm and the traffic light, great for biking and hiking. Sure, fewer restaurants and hotels were open than during the height of the summer, but there were still plenty to choose from. As they were checking out of their inn, they re-booked, a year in advance, for late September this year.
“Fall is the best time of the year to go, “ says LeFevre, a house painter who lives in Milton. “There aren’t many people there, and it’s cheaper.”
Though “the season” on Block Island is, like in many New England resort areas, Memorial Day through Labor Day, autumn on Block Island is ideal for tourists, with good weather and good deals. Gone are the cars and the crowds, and the vibe on this scenic spit of land 13 miles off the Rhode Island coast is decidedly more relaxed. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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