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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  • Petersham Curling Club +
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    Petersham Curling Club


  • Ravenswood Park +
    33 saves

    Ravenswood Park


  • Royalston Falls +
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    Royalston Falls


  • Ski Ward Ski Area +
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    Ski Ward Ski Area


  • Swift River Reservation +
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    Swift River Reservation


  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
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    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area


  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
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    Wagon Wheel Campground


  • Wendell State Forest +
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    Wendell State Forest


  • Weston Ski Track +
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    Weston Ski Track


  • World's End +
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    World's End


  • Bear Swamp


    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


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

    + 1 saves
  • Blue Hills Ski Area


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

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  • Bousquet Ski Area


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

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  • Bradford Ski Area



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  • Catamount Ski Area

    South Egremont

    A family mountain with big variety. more

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  • Chapel Brook Reservation


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

    + 2 saves
  • 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


    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


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

    + 6 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

Get some outdoor adventure ideas