Just when you think you have reached the last enjoyable day out on the boat, the weather forecast calls for another week of clear skies and comfortable temperatures well into the 70s. This unusually warm, dry weather period, not to be confused with the 1993 movie title, is known as an Indian Summer. This term dates back to the mid 1800s when settlers first arrived on the shores of New England and the climate was described as dry and hazy rather than crisp as the autumn months are expected in the northern half of the United States.
Take advantage of your Indian Summer by taking that last fishing trip you had planned with your family or giving your boat one final power wash to be fully ready for the harsh winter months. Who says the boating season has to end after Labor Day? Getting to experience an Indian Summer can keep you on the water well into October for some areas!
School may be in session, but the summer months are still as hot as ever. Where are you planning to head out?