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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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Cape Cod Rail Trail +
    28 saves

    Cape Cod Rail Trail

    South Dennis

  • World's End +
    21 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage tour +
    13 saves

    Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage tour

    Boston

  • Arcadian Shop +
    8 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    7 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture +
    7 saves

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    North Easton

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    3 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Island Queen +
    3 saves

    Island Queen

    Falmouth

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    2 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours +
    2 saves

    Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours

    Ipswich

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    2 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    2 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    1 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    0 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    0 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    0 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Ride Noho, Inc. +
    0 saves

    Ride Noho, Inc.

    Florence

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
    0 saves

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • Wendell State Forest +
    0 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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