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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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    220 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    179 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Royalston Falls +
    133 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    128 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Naumkeag +
    105 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

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

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Monument Mountain +
    78 saves

    Monument Mountain

    Great Barrington

  • World's End +
    76 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Bartholomew's Cobble +
    58 saves

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    56 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Purgatory Chasm +
    56 saves

    Purgatory Chasm

    Sutton

  • Ramblewild +
    53 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    40 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Notchview Reservation +
    35 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    33 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    32 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    30 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Doane's Falls +
    29 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    28 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Ravenswood Park +
    27 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

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