June begins the delectable summer season in Massachusetts with warm conditions amid bright sunshine. Day temperatures cross 85°F (29.4°C) in the Cape regularly as blue skies attract visitors from everywhere. Sunny days draw crowds in the state parks and zoos, as families enjoy summer vacations in the fair weather. The mild ocean water temperatures offer plenty from swimming to surfing and snorkeling, or just lying lazily on the beach under the fabulous sun. The western mountains are a shade cooler than the coastal areas and provide exciting opportunities for hiking and camping. The Mohawk Trail along the northern Berkshires is one of the best in the country for scenic views via automobile during the long days of June. The increase in humidity is more along the coast than the highlands. An odd tornado or a tropical storm hits the state occasionally. Light summer clothing is generally sufficient during June days in Massachusetts, but check the weather forecast to avoid surprises.