September brings the pleasant autumn season to Massachusetts, with frequent, gentle breezes during the evening. The days are warm, with bright sunshine and light rainfall in the early fall season. The sunshine lasts for a daily 8 hours as the leaves start to change colors by mid-September. The average temperatures are in the comfortable 46°F (7.8°C) to 73°F (22.8°C) range and the nights tend to be cooler in the western mountains compared to the sunny Cape. Apples, cranberries, and pumpkin patches dot the landscape during the harvest season. The fall season is an ideal time to motor along the scenic byways specially designed to explore the beauty of the region. Wind speeds in the moderate limit of 10 to 15mph (24.1km/h) provide a majestic experience while driving on the colorful country roads. A light jacket serves well during windy evenings and also takes care of the cold. September is the peak season for hunting and fishing in Massachusetts.