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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  • Chesterfield Gorge

    Chesterfield

    Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River. Chesterfield Gorge is the entrance to an extensive... more

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  • HarmonyTrails Horseback Riding

    Dalton

    Trail rides for the whole family. Beautiful trails terrain and views. Family friendly, pony rides for the very young. We... more

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  • Imagination Island

    Plymouth

    Imagination Island is the Boston area's premier indoor playground. With 5,500 square feet of island-themed play space, children ages 1-8 (and... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

    Worcester

    Largest urban sanctuary in New England; 400 acres of woods, fields, streams, marsh, and 78 different species of butterflies; 5 miles of marked... more

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  • Pilgrim Belle Cruises

    Plymouth

    Cruise Plymouth Harbor in comfort aboard the Pilgrim Belle, an authentic Mississippi-style paddle wheeler! Enjoy the luxury of the Pilgrim... more

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  • Boston Harbor Cruises

    Boston

    Six sightseeing cruise options; historical sightseeing cruise, Charles River and Locks tour, USS "Constitution" cruises; sunset cruise, lighthouse tours and... more

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  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

    Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy... more

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  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Ocean Science Exhibit Center

    Woods Hole

    Discover the world of ocean science. Visitors learn about the Institution's marine research and exploration tools. Featured exhibits include of... more

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  • Balloon School of Massachusetts

    Brimfield

    Scenic hot-air balloon flights, instruction available, reservations required. more

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  • Deerfield Valley Canopy Tours

    Charlemont

    Our 3-hour-long zip line canopy tour leads adventurers on an aerial trek through the woods by means of 9 zip lines, 2... more

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  • ECOtourz Kayak Tours, Rentals and Bike Rentals

    Sandwich

    Take a spectacular Kayak trip with ECOtourz through Sandwich's extensive estuaries and marshes utilizing either a guided tour or a... more

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  • Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises

    Barnstable

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  • Mount Greylock State Reservation*

    Lanesborough

    State's highest point with panoramic views of five states; 45 miles of trails. Massachusetts' first state park; 2.5 mile strenuous hike to 35... more

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  • Old Town Trolley Tours of Boston

    Boston

    Fully narrated trolley tours of Boston with 17 stops and unlimited reboarding privileges all day, including FREE admission to the Old... more

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  • Berkshire East Canopy Tours

    Charlemont

    Berkshire East Adventure Tours is offering the most exciting and #1 Zip Line tour in New England. Three levels of Zip... more

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  • Maudslay State Park

    Newburyport

    Nineteenth-century gardens & plantings; ornamental trees; walking, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking; cultural events. more

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  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

    Saugus

    This is the site of the first successful integrated iron works in North America, which produced both cast iron and... more

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  • Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

    Seven hundred and twenty-five acres of woods, meadow, and marsh; five miles of trails; observation tower. Look for signs of... more

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  • Christmas in Salem

    Salem

    Join us for the oldest holiday house tour in the country, each year, in the first weekend of December. Historic... more

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  • Essex National Heritage Area

    Salem

    Covering 500 square miles of northeastern Massachusetts, Essex Heritage is home to over 200 historical sites, renowned museums, wildlife refuges, working farms... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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