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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  • KALON FARM +
    10 saves

    KALON FARM

    Ashburnham

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

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    9 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    9 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Clark Art Institute +
    8 saves

    Clark Art Institute

    Williamstown

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
    7 saves

    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol

  • New Salem Preserves, Inc. +
    7 saves

    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    6 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    5 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    5 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • Art in the Orchard +
    3 saves

    Art in the Orchard

    Easthampton

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge +
    2 saves

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

  • Bullitt Reservation +
    2 saves

    Bullitt Reservation

    Ashfield

  • Fittz Family Memorial Forest +
    2 saves

    Fittz Family Memorial Forest

    Orange

  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment +
    2 saves

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Amherst

  • Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary +
    2 saves

    Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

    Attleboro

  • Keep Homestead Museum +
    0 saves

    Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

    + 45 saves
  • Bash Bish Falls State Park

    Mount Washington

    Cascading water tumbles through a series of gorges at this dramatic 60-foot waterfall; located within Mt. Washington State Forest. Swimming... more

    + 28 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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