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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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    45 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    35 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    33 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    14 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    11 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Dunes' Edge Campground +
    8 saves

    Dunes' Edge Campground

    Provincetown

  • Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals +
    7 saves

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground* +
    7 saves

    Horseneck Beach State Reservation Campground*

    Westport

  • Lamb City Campground +
    6 saves

    Lamb City Campground

    Phillipston

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    5 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    5 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    4 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
    3 saves

    Wagon Wheel Campground

    Warwick

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