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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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pack Out Gear

    Charlestown

    Going camping? Pack Out Gear offers camping equipment rentals. Visitors to www.packoutgear.com may make selections from our inventory.... more

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  • Peaked Mountain

    Monson

    Explore woods roads through a former working forest and trek to a summit that rewards with panoramic views from Mount... more

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  • Petticoat Hill Reservation

    Williamsburg

    Explore a forest that boasts a rich variety of hardwood species, passing stone walls and cellar holes that reveal the... more

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  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

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  • Stump Sprouts Ski Touring Center

    West Hawley

    Cross country ski center located on an old mountain top farm. Instruction, groomed trails, ski and snowshoe rentals, accommodations available. more

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  • Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas

    Hawley

    WMCCSA's purpose is to promote cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Massachusetts. 7 XC ski areas are members. All provide groomed... more

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