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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  • Highfield Hall & Gardens

    Falmouth

    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... more

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  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Topsfield

    Two thousand, two hundred and sixty-acres of meadow, swamp, forest and ponds; observation tower; ten miles of walking trails; canoeing. more

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  • John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor

    Whitinsville

    Industrial Revolution Heritage Trail; canal boat rides; and hiking. more

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  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

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  • Mayflower Cranberries LLC

    Plympton

    "Be the Grower" experience is an opportunity to put on some waders and join the grower in the... more

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  • Noon Hill

    Medfield

    Wooded trails wind through the varied terrain of Noon Hill, making it perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and... more

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  • Plymouth to Provincetown Express Ferry

    Plymouth

    Fastest and Most Direct Route to Provincetown Take the Express Route to Provincetown and get there in half the time... more

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  • Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook

    Medfield

    The rich history of Rocky Woods' 491 acres, laced by footpaths and former logging roads that meander through woods and wetlands... more

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  • Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem

    From the Orientation Center, National Park Service rangers will take you on tours of Friendship, Salem's own three-masted tall ship;... more

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  • Worthington Ballooning

    Worthington

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  • A.D Makepeace

    Wareham

    At the A.D. Makepeace Company, we've been at it since the mid 1800s, when Abel Makepeace founded our company.... more

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  • Appalachian National Scenic Trail

    Pittsfield

    Ninety-three miles of hiking, picnicking, and camping through the Berkshires; highest peak in Massachusetts. more

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  • Ashuwillticook Rail Trail

    Lanesborough

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  • Bass River Charters

    Dennis- Yarmouth

    Cape Cod has some of New England's best sport fishing. Whether we're fishing the shoals off Nantucket Island, the back... more

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  • Bay State Cruise Company

    Boston

    Fast and Tradtional Ferry service from Boston to Provincetown, Summer Music Cruises on Boston harbor, group/spousal tours, private charters/... more

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  • Bear Swamp

    Ashfield

    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

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  • Blue Hills Ski Area

    Canton

    Ten miles from Boston; great programs for kids. Open 7 days per week. more

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  • Boating in Boston

    Hopkinton

    Grab a boat and join the fun at Hopkinton, Spot Pond, Boston, Plymouth or Wakefield. Have a go at kayaking,... more

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  • Boston Tours

    Waltham

    Daily sightseeing tours of Boston, Cambridge, and Charlestown. Trips leave from suburban and Boston hotels. Reservations required. more

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  • Bristol County Natural History Center

    Dighton

    Live exhibits; ponds, wetlands, beaches, meadows, and forest displays. more

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