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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  • Goss Farm

    Dunstable

    Goss Farm is a family owned farm that offers several activities that guarantees a family fun filled day in the... more

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  • Halibut Point Reservation

    Rockport

    Scramble across ledges scarred for eons by wind and wave and examine tide pools teeming with marine life. Bird watchers... more

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  • Historic Bourne Farm

    Falmouth

    Bourne Farm is located on over 49 acres of fields, trails, and woodlands that overlook lovely Crocker Pond in West Falmouth. more

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  • Keep Homestead Museum

    Monson

    Come spend a summer afternoon. Create your own sundae, and tour the air-conditioned museum that has one of the largest... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

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  • Mass Audubon's Boston Nature Center

    Mattapan

    This urban sanctuary, located on the grounds of the former Boston State Hospital, offers public programs year-round. Two miles of... more

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  • Mass Audubon's Habitat Education Center

    Belmont

    Hiking trails, nature center, formal gardens, art gallery and natural history programs for children and adults. more

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  • Massachusetts Outdoor Adventures survival school

    Barre

    We are the only survival school in Massachusetts. Here our instructors hold the highest marks in outdoor survival. You will... more

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  • Moose Hill Farm

    Sharon

    Follow a trail from the farmstead through restored woodlands to hillside hayfields and pastures, where you'll enjoy views of Great... more

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  • Mount Holyoke Range State Park

    Amherst

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  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm

    Whately

    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... more

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  • North River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Marshfield

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  • Pack Out Gear

    Charlestown

    Going camping? Pack Out Gear offers camping equipment rentals. Visitors to www.packoutgear.com may make selections from our inventory.... more

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  • Peaked Mountain

    Monson

    Explore woods roads through a former working forest and trek to a summit that rewards with panoramic views from Mount... more

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  • Petticoat Hill Reservation

    Williamsburg

    Explore a forest that boasts a rich variety of hardwood species, passing stone walls and cellar holes that reveal the... more

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  • Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

    Inside this haven, Ramblewild offers an exhilarating, challenging, inspiring adventure that only nature could deliver. With trails winding up, across,... more

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  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

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  • SHOLAN FARMS

    Leominster

    Visit the last working apple orchard in Leominster, the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). Your visit will be a... more

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  • Skyfields Arboretum-Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust

    Athol

    The 40 acres of bucolic meadows and mixed-deciduous forest surrounding the headquarters of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust are a pleasure... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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