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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  • Royalston Falls +
    48 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • World's End +
    39 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Northern Exposure Outfitters +
    37 saves

    Northern Exposure Outfitters

    Brookfield

  • Amesbury Sports Park +
    22 saves

    Amesbury Sports Park

    Amesbury

  • Notchview Reservation +
    19 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Ravenswood Park +
    15 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    14 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    12 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    12 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    10 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    10 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Ski Ward Ski Area +
    9 saves

    Ski Ward Ski Area

    Shrewsbury

  • Weston Ski Track +
    8 saves

    Weston Ski Track

    Weston

  • FMC Ice Sports +
    7 saves

    FMC Ice Sports

    Plymouth

  • Swift River Reservation +
    6 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    4 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    2 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center +
    1 saves

    Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center

    Richmond

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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