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.

MAY IS WETLANDS MONTH, and JUNE IS RIVERS MONTH! The 2015 Massachusetts Rivers and Wetlands Months Calendar, covering more than 200 river- and wetland-related events in Massachusetts from Saturday, April 25 to Sunday, July 5, has been compiled by the Mass. Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration

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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Fun Seekers +
    13 saves

    Fun Seekers

    Wellfleet

  • Sea Shuttle +
    12 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    10 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    10 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Wendell State Forest +
    9 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    8 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals +
    7 saves

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours +
    6 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    5 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • White's Landing +
    5 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    4 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    4 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
    4 saves

    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge +
    3 saves

    Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

    Nantucket

  • Merrimac River Rowing Association +
    0 saves

    Merrimac River Rowing Association

    Lowell

  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

    Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy... more

    + 8 saves
  • ECOtourz Kayak Tours, Rentals and Bike Rentals

    Sandwich

    Take a spectacular Kayak trip with ECOtourz through Sandwich's extensive estuaries and marshes utilizing either a guided tour or a... more

    + 5 saves
  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 4 saves
  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness

    Pittsfield

    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... more

    + 4 saves

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