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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  • Mohawk Trail +
    119 saves

    Mohawk Trail

    Millers Falls//williamstown

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    58 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden +
    42 saves

    Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Boylston

  • Stone Zoo +
    38 saves

    Stone Zoo

    Stoneham

  • The Butterfly Place +
    33 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • Franklin Park Zoo +
    28 saves

    Franklin Park Zoo

    Boston

  • Adams National Historical Park +
    24 saves

    Adams National Historical Park

    Quincy

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    23 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    17 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Davis Farmland and MegaMaze +
    17 saves

    Davis Farmland and MegaMaze

    Sterling

  • Animal Adventures +
    14 saves

    Animal Adventures

    Bolton

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    10 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • The Outlets at Assembly Row +
    9 saves

    The Outlets at Assembly Row

    Somerville

  • Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum +
    8 saves

    Lowell National Historical Park and Boott Cotton Mills Museum

    Lowell

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    7 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    5 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    3 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    3 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    3 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    3 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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