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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  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

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  • Ski Ward Ski Area +
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    Ski Ward Ski Area

    Shrewsbury

  • Swift River Reservation +
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    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
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    Wagon Wheel Campground

    Warwick

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    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Weston Ski Track +
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    Weston Ski Track

    Weston

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    World's End

    Hingham

  • 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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  • 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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  • Blue Hills Ski Area

    Canton

    Ten miles from Boston; great programs for kids. Open 7 days per week. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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