You will need three basic types of clothing for the New England weather. In the summer, lightweight clothing is recommended but should include light or cotton sweaters and pants. In the fall and spring, medium-weight clothing including a raincoat and/or a jacket should keep you comfortable. In winter, heavy woolen clothing such as pants and turtleneck sweaters are recommended. For outerwear in the winter, a woolen or down coat, hat or cap, gloves, and warm waterproof boots are essential.