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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  • 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 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 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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  • Cape Light Charters

    Mashpee

    Specializing in deep sea fishing charters and family pirate adventures. Also available are adult scavenger hunts, romantic sunset cruises and... more

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  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... more

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  • Charlie's Charters

    Rockport

    Charlie's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing Deep Sea and Sportfishing Charters. Private Cape Ann Sightseeing Cruises. Fishing Tackle and Bait Included... more

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  • Charlies's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing

    Gloucester

    Charter boat fishing Out O'Gloucester. 1/2 or full day private trips. All bait and tackle included. Free parking.Safe and experienced, 30... more

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  • Coonamessett Farm

    East Falmouth

    We are a local farm offering a pick-your-own family experience and animals to visit. Seasonal family memberships or day passes... more

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  • Dolphin Fleet Whale Watch

    Provincetown

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  • Featherstone Center for the Arts

    Oak Bluffs

    Featherstone is a community arts center on Martha' s Vineyard which provides excellent year-round arts programs for Vineyarders and visitors... more

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  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals

    Ipswich

    Canoe and kayak livery on the Ipswich River. more

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  • Glen Ellen Country Club

    Millis

    Glen Ellen is located on 250 rolling acres conveniently located between Routes 495 and 128, Glen Ellen is the ideal spot for weddings,... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Happy Days Family Fun Spot

    Granby

    we have one of the oldest golf practice ranges in the state, an 18 hole mini-golf and a full ice cream... more

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