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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  • 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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  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... more

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  • Northern Illusion

    Warwick

    Dog sledding tours; see website for more info. more

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  • Weir Hill Reservation

    North Andover

    What makes Weir Hill a special place? We think it's the striking vistas of both scenic Lake Cochichewick and of... more

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  • Wesport Town Farm

    Westport

    At Westport Town Farm, livestock again graze on open fields. An antique farmhouse, dairy barn, corn crib, and stone walls... more

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  • Blandford Ski Area

    Blandford

    Oldest ski club in North America; family ski area with ski and snowboarding school for children. more

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  • Cranwell Cross-Country Ski Center

    Lenox

    The Cranwell Center welcomes all levels of skiers and snowshoers. more

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  • Maple Corner Farm Cross-Country Ski Center

    Granville

    Cross country skiing and snowshoeing. 20 miles of scenic, machine groomed ski and snowshoe trails. Rentals and Lessons more

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  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Westford

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  • Norris Reservation

    Norwell

    The Norris Reservation has a varied natural environment, which features a mill pond, stands of white pine and oak, salt... more

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  • Otis Ridge Ski Area

    Otis

    One of the smaller scenic ski areas nestled in the Berkshires, boasting a diversity of terrain, full service ski and... more

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  • Ski Butternut Ski Area

    Great Barrington

    Ranked #1 Ski Resort in Massachusetts Ranked #1 Classic Ski Area in the East Ranked #1 Ski Area under 1100ft vertical in the... more

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  • Still River Outfitters

    Bolton

    Recreational, whitewater and touring kayak and canoe, snowshoe, geo-cache, and hiking instruction by knowledgeable professionals. Exciting trips and team building... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

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  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

    With a 1,000-foot vertical drop and 2,000-foot elevation; 22 trails and 8 lifts; Wachusett is the closest big mountain skiing to Boston.... more

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  • Worcester Common Oval

    Worcester

    Historic Worcester Common offers some uncommonly cool fun! Public ice skating Saturdays & Sundays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. throughout... more

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  • Bousquet Ski Area

    Pittsfield

    A family ski resort nestled in the heart of the Berkshires. more

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  • Bradford Ski Area

    Haverhill

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  • Catamount Ski Area

    South Egremont

    A family mountain with big variety. more

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