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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  • Notchview Reservation +
    42 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    34 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    30 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge +
    29 saves

    Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

    Nantucket

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    29 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    24 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    23 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Long Hill +
    21 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Appleton Farms +
    20 saves

    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

  • Mytoi +
    19 saves

    Mytoi

    Martha's Vineyard

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    19 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Swift River Reservation +
    19 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • New England Base Camp +
    16 saves

    New England Base Camp

    Milton

  • Red Apple Farm +
    16 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • HyArts Cultural District +
    15 saves

    HyArts Cultural District

    Hyannis, Ma.

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    15 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Weir River Farm +
    15 saves

    Weir River Farm

    Hingham

  • Wendell State Forest +
    13 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Arcadian Shop +
    12 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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