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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  • Tyringham Cobble

    Tyringham

    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

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  • Venture Athletics kayak Shop

    Provincetown

    Rent a kayak or go out on a guided tour in beautiful Provincetown Harbor! Rates start at $25 for up to 4... more

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  • Ward Reservation

    Andover

    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... more

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  • Whale Center of New England

    Gloucester

    Come see our humpback whale skeleton! We have been conducting research on whales for 30 years. Visit our exhibit and learn... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    East Falmouth

    Self-guided nature walks and holly trail; barn swallow colony, May-Aug. 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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  • Beartown State Forest*

    Monterey

    The Appalachian Trail (hiking only) intersects the trails offering spectacular views. Limited service, no flush toilets, showers, or hookups. more

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  • Blue Hills Reservation

    Milton

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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 Air Tours

    North Andover

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

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  • Boston Harbor Mini Speedboats, Inc.

    Boston

    Captain your own mini speedboat as you navigate Boston Harbor, see the many historical sites, the amazing skyline, all while... 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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  • Cape Cod Bicycle Adventures

    Wellfleet

    Guided bike tours of Cape Cod. more

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  • Cape Cod Sailing Cruises

    E. Sandwich

    We offer crewed and bareboat sailing charters aboard catamarans and monhulls. We also offer private and corporate crewed charters, for... more

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