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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  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

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  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge +
    25 saves

    Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

    Nantucket

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    24 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    23 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Sea Shuttle +
    21 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    20 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Fun Seekers +
    16 saves

    Fun Seekers

    Wellfleet

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    14 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Wendell State Forest +
    13 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • White's Landing +
    13 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • Arcadian Shop +
    12 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • New England Base Camp +
    12 saves

    New England Base Camp

    Milton

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
    12 saves

    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

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

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    9 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    7 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    5 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Merrimac River Rowing Association +
    2 saves

    Merrimac River Rowing Association

    Lowell

  • Lure, LLC +
    1 saves

    Lure, LLC

    Boston

  • Surfari +
    0 saves

    Surfari

    Gloucester

  • 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

    + 12 saves

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