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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Northern Illusion

    Warwick

    Dog sledding tours; see website for more info. more

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  • Tyringham Cobble

    Tyringham

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

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  • Ward Reservation

    Andover

    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Charter The Berkshires!

    Great Barrington

    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 ICE FISHING! Specializing in guided trips for novice anglers, first timers, children, and trophy seekers alike,... more

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  • Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square

    Cambridge

    Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of Kendall Square off... 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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  • Eastern Mountain Sports

    Boston

    October 19, Fall Foliage Kayak Tour of the Charles River. Leaves at 9:00 am at Eastern Mountain Sports, 300 Needham St., Newton, MA.... more

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  • Great Brook Farm Ski Touring Center

    Carlisle

    Cross country ski area, featuring 10 miles of machine-groomed trails. All levels of trains; explore 1,000-acre state park. more

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  • Historic 1705 Salem Cross Inn

    West Brookfield

    A New England hidden jewel.restored 1705 farmhouse on 600 pristine acres ~ destination dining ~ "homecooking" ~ fireplace roasting ~ horsedrawn rides ~ and more... 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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  • Mullins Center

    Amherst

    The Mullins Center is a multi-purpose 10,500 seat facility on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. Home to the UMass... more

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  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Westford

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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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