You could practically spend your entire Massachusetts vacation outdoors. In the spring, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and cheering on the Red Sox at historic Fenway Park. In the summer, soaking up the sun on gorgeous beaches, white water rafting, whale watching, putt sinking, ice cream eating, and still cheering on the Sox. In the fall, leaf peeping at the brilliant foliage; losing your voice at a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium; petting goats, picking apples and sipping cider at any number of picture perfect small farms; and yep, still cheering on the Sox. Think there are no outdoor activities in the winter? Think again. There’s skiing, riding and tubing at one of 12 fantastic ski areas; dog sledding; and ice fishing; all while heatedly discussing the spring prospects for the Sox, of course.

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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • New England Aquarium +
    825 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    452 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing +
    368 saves

    Captain John Whale Watching and Deep Sea Fishing

    Plymouth

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    353 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    280 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    262 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Royalston Falls +
    259 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    220 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    192 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Ramblewild +
    175 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Cape Cod Rail Trail +
    166 saves

    Cape Cod Rail Trail

    South Dennis

  • Crab Apple Whitewater +
    152 saves

    Crab Apple Whitewater

    Charlemont

  • Monument Mountain +
    150 saves

    Monument Mountain

    Great Barrington

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    148 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • 7 Seas Whale Watch +
    132 saves

    7 Seas Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Zoar Outdoor +
    131 saves

    Zoar Outdoor

    Charlemont

  • World's End +
    129 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Art's Dune Tours +
    122 saves

    Art's Dune Tours

    Provincetown

  • Shearwater Excursions, Inc. +
    113 saves

    Shearwater Excursions, Inc.

    Nantucket

  • Cape Kayaking +
    111 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

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