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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  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Fun Seekers +
    10 saves

    Fun Seekers

    Wellfleet

  • Water Wizz of Cape Cod +
    10 saves

    Water Wizz of Cape Cod

    East Wareham

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    8 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Sea Shuttle +
    7 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    5 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

  • Wendell State Forest +
    5 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

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

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours +
    3 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    2 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    2 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Athol

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
    2 saves

    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • White's Landing +
    1 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

    Since 1992 we have offered interesting and informative narrated cruises. We also offer private charters for Parties, Clambakes, Events, and Company... 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
  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

    + 3 saves
  • Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge

    Nantucket

    Comprising a pair of long, fingery peninsulas, Coskata Coatue ("co-skate-uh coat-oo") Wildlife Refuge is both a popular summer... more

    + 3 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

    + 3 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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