Mud Season

It’s that awkward time of year in New England known as: Mud Season.

Mud season occurs when the ground freezes and, as snow melts in the spring, the ground thaws and roads, paths and hiking trails become muddy. 

As the snow melts the frozen lower layers of ground prevents water from percolating into the soil, so the surface layers become saturated with water and turn to mud.

It can be a dangerous time to drive or ride your bike as roads, paths, and hiking trails develop ruts, pot holes, and giant puddles.

Clothing becomes etched with drops of muddy spray.

Although a messy time of year, it is a quiet interlude in many New England towns between the tourist seasons of summer, fall, and winter.

It is also a reminder that warmer days are ahead!

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