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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  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    359 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    80 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    71 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    70 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    53 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Minute Man National Historical Park +
    52 saves

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

  • Quabbin Overlook - New Salem +
    50 saves

    Quabbin Overlook - New Salem

    New Salem

  • Pilgrim Memorial State Park +
    40 saves

    Pilgrim Memorial State Park

    Plymouth

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    37 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

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

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    25 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    24 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    23 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond

    Warwick

  • Wendell State Forest +
    13 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Orange Wildlife Management Area +
    12 saves

    Orange Wildlife Management Area

    Orange

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    11 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    10 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    6 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge +
    3 saves

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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