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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  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    8 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Appleton Farms +
    5 saves

    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    13 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Bartholomew's Cobble +
    30 saves

    Bartholomew's Cobble

    Sheffield

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    138 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    14 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    10 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    15 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    100 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Doane's Falls +
    12 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    13 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

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

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Fittz Family Memorial Forest +
    1 saves

    Fittz Family Memorial Forest

    Orange

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    35 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    70 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    4 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • KALON FARM +
    3 saves

    KALON FARM

    Ashburnham

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    1 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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