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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    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center +
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    Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center

    Richmond

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    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
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    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area +
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    Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area

    Northfield

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    Petersham Curling Club

    Petersham

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    Wagon Wheel Campground

    Warwick

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    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Mountain Meadow Preserve

    Williamstown

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

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  • Chesterfield Gorge

    Chesterfield

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

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  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dover

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

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  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness

    Pittsfield

    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... more

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  • Imagination Island

    Plymouth

    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

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  • Christmas in Salem

    Salem

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

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  • Go Select Pass - Boston

    Boston

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

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  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

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

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  • Noon Hill

    Medfield

    Wooded trails wind through the varied terrain of Noon Hill, making it perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and... more

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  • Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook

    Medfield

    The rich history of Rocky Woods' 491 acres, laced by footpaths and former logging roads that meander through woods and wetlands... more

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  • Bear Swamp

    Ashfield

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

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  • Blue Hills Ski Area

    Canton

    Ten miles from Boston; great programs for kids. Open 7 days per week. more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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