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.

MAY IS WETLANDS MONTH, and JUNE IS RIVERS MONTH! The 2015 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar, covering more than 200 river- and wetland-related events in Massachusetts from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, July 5, has been compiled by the Mass. Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Boston African-American National Historic Site

    Boston

    15 pre-Civil War structures relating to the history of Boston's 19th-century African-American community. 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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  • 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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  • Boston Chinatown Tour

    Boston

    Affordable Boston Chinatown tour with insights from Show Yang, a native Chinese host. A great cultural learning and culinary experience. 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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  • 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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  • Codzilla

    Boston

    Get ready for more thrills, more laughs and more speed than you ever imagined as you zip across the ocean... more

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  • Hestia Cruises

    Boston

    Sailing, and motor yacht cruises on Boston Harbor more

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  • Joseph S. Kennedy Tours

    Boston

    Built in 1985, the fifty foot Joseph S. Kennedy was a Navy Utility Boat assigned to the U.S.S. Roosevelt.... more

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  • Trapeze School New York, Boston

    Boston

    We are a flying trapeze school that offers classes, parties and events to the general public. Anyone can run away... more

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  • Appalachian Mountain Club

    Boston

    Seasonal hikes, nature walks, canoe trips, and ski outings. more

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  • Boston Harbor Sailing Charters

    Boston

    For over a dozen years, Captain Mike easygoing personal approach has introduced his guests from all walks of life from... more

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  • Boston SCUBA Inc.

    East Boston

    Boston SCUBA offers SCUBA classes & dive charters all year round. Located in East Boston, just across the harbor from... more

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  • Boston Seaport Boat Charters

    Boston

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    Boston

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  • City Transportation/Colonial Tours

    Boston

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  • Eastern Mountain Sports

    Boston

    October 19, Fall Foliage Kayak Tour of the Charles River. Leaves at 9:00 am at Eastern Mountain Sports, 300 Needham St., Newton, MA.... more

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  • Massachusetts Bay Lines

    Boston

    Whale Watch Tours, Harbor Tours, Sunset Cruises, Music Cruises and Private Charters. 45 minute narrated harbor tours aboard replica steamship paddle... more

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  • Massachusetts Bay Lines Whale Watch

    Boston

    Four hour whale watch trips to Stellwagen Bank; departs daily from Rowes Wharf, Boston. Onboard naturalist and guaranteed sightings. more

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  • Odyssey Cruises

    Boston

    Savor creative appetizers and entrees prepared fresh onboard daily by our Executive Chef. Sample mouth-watering desserts. Dance to live music... more

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