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 Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    258 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    51 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    40 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    40 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    40 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    37 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    23 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park +
    19 saves

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    17 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    15 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    13 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    12 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Wendell State Forest +
    10 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    6 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
    6 saves

    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    5 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    4 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

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

    7th Annual Whisker Walk Sunday June 8th 2014

    Lancaster

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

    Robert D. Wetmore Fishing Area - Quabbin Gate 31

    New Salem

  • 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

    + 30 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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