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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  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    10 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate


  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    7 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area


  • Lake Mattawa +
    7 saves

    Lake Mattawa


  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association


  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    6 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area


  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    6 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area


  • Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center +
    3 saves

    Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center


  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
    3 saves

    Wagon Wheel Campground


  • Petersham Curling Club +
    2 saves

    Petersham Curling Club


  • Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area +
    0 saves

    Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area


  • Go Select Pass - Boston


    Create your ideal Boston experience with the Go Select Pass. With Go Select, you can build a personalized pass that... more

    + 19 saves
  • Imagination Island


    Imagination Island is the Boston area's premier indoor playground. With 5,500 square feet of island-themed play space, children ages 1-8 (and... more

    + 18 saves
  • Mountain Meadow Preserve


    The scenic trail from Massachusetts to Vermont - just a mile to the Green Mountain State! - along which you... more

    + 17 saves
  • Chesterfield Gorge


    Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River. Chesterfield Gorge is the entrance to an extensive... more

    + 12 saves
  • Lowell Holly


    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 10 saves
  • Christmas in Salem


    Join us for the oldest holiday house tour in the country, each year, in the first weekend of December. Historic... more

    + 7 saves
  • Noanet Woodlands


    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

    + 6 saves
  • Ward Reservation


    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... more

    + 6 saves
  • Tyringham Cobble


    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

    + 5 saves
  • Bear Swamp


    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

    + 4 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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