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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  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
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    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
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    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Swift River Reservation +
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    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
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    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Red Apple Farm +
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    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
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    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Appleton Farms +
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    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
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    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Doane's Falls +
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    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • ENQ  Explore North Quabbin +
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    ENQ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
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    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Weir River Farm +
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    Weir River Farm

    Hingham

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
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    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
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    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
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    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

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

    Petersham

  • Fittz Family Memorial Forest +
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    Fittz Family Memorial Forest

    Orange

  • KALON FARM +
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    KALON FARM

    Ashburnham

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
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    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
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    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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