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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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    161 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    119 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    83 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Naumkeag +
    70 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • Royalston Falls +
    70 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    61 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • World's End +
    52 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Monument Mountain +
    50 saves

    Monument Mountain

    Great Barrington

  • Bartholomew's Cobble +
    45 saves

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    42 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Purgatory Chasm +
    39 saves

    Purgatory Chasm

    Sutton

  • Notchview Reservation +
    25 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    24 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    24 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    19 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    19 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Ravenswood Park +
    18 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    17 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    17 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Doane's Falls +
    15 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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