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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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    2 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Long Hill +
    9 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    55 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    19 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank +
    3 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Monument Mountain +
    48 saves

    Monument Mountain

    Great Barrington

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture +
    13 saves

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

  • Naumkeag +
    68 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
    2 saves

    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol

  • New Salem Preserves, Inc. +
    2 saves

    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    18 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Notchview Reservation +
    22 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    2 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    13 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Purgatory Chasm +
    36 saves

    Purgatory Chasm

    Sutton

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    22 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Ramblewild +
    7 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Ravenswood Park +
    17 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Red Apple Farm +
    8 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Royalston Falls +
    66 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

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