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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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    127 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island +
    22 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands- Georges Island

    Boston

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    17 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    13 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    12 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    11 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    8 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    8 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    6 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • 7th Annual Whisker Walk Sunday June 8th 2014 +
    2 saves

    7th Annual Whisker Walk Sunday June 8th 2014

    Lancaster

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    2 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
    2 saves

    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • Wendell State Forest +
    1 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    0 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31 +
    0 saves

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy spent his formative... more

    + 15 saves
  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

    + 15 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

    + 14 saves
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

    + 10 saves
  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    South Wellfleet

    Salt marsh boardwalk; natural history programs for families, children, and adults; 1000 acre wildlife sanctuary, nature center, 5 miles of trails. Guided... more

    + 10 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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