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 +
    132 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Crab Apple Whitewater +
    67 saves

    Crab Apple Whitewater

    Charlemont

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    46 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • Zoar Outdoor +
    46 saves

    Zoar Outdoor

    Charlemont

  • Cape Kayaking +
    41 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • World's End +
    40 saves

    World's End

    Hingham

  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale +
    36 saves

    Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale

    Newton

  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
    36 saves

    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    30 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and... +
    24 saves

    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    18 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • MOCEAN +
    18 saves

    MOCEAN

    Mashpee

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    17 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Island Spirit Kayak +
    16 saves

    Island Spirit Kayak

    Oak Bluffs

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    15 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    13 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Jack's Cape Cod +
    12 saves

    Jack's Cape Cod

    Wellfleet, Ma

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    12 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    10 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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