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.

MAY IS WETLANDS MONTH, and JUNE IS RIVERS MONTH! The 2015 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar, covering more than 200 river- and wetland-related events in Massachusetts from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, July 5, has been compiled by the Mass. Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Royalston Falls +
    131 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • World's End +
    76 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Amesbury Sports Park +
    52 saves

    Amesbury Sports Park

    Amesbury

  • Northern Exposure Outfitters +
    50 saves

    Northern Exposure Outfitters

    Brookfield

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    40 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Notchview Reservation +
    35 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    31 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    28 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Ravenswood Park +
    27 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    16 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Ski Ward Ski Area +
    15 saves

    Ski Ward Ski Area

    Shrewsbury

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    13 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Swift River Reservation +
    12 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Weston Ski Track +
    12 saves

    Weston Ski Track

    Weston

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • FMC Ice Sports +
    10 saves

    FMC Ice Sports

    Plymouth

  • Wendell State Forest +
    9 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    6 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Lake Mattawa +
    6 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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