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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  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

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    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

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  • Boston Air Tours

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    Helicopter tours of Boston and New Hampshire Seacoast. Enjoy downtown Boston from the air. more

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    The same rapids that brought the textile industry to Lowell, now power one of the most thrilling and interesting raft... more

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    The Merrimac* River Rowing Association (MRRA) is a non-profit rowing club affiliated with the US Rowing Association. Membership is open... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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