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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  • Cape Cod Parasail and Jet Ski Gold Coast

    South Yarmouth

    Parasailing, jet ski rentals, banana boat rides, and kayaks. Located at the Red Jacket Beach Resort. Great for all ages... more

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  • Cape Sail

    Brewster

    Private, affordable sail charters on 35' Southern Cross in Harwichport. Sail lessons on big boat or small. Patient , experienced teacher. more

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  • Charles River Charters

    Medfield

    We are a small charter boat company that specializes in fresh water fishing guide services within an hour of Boston.... more

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  • Charter The Berkshires!

    Great Barrington

    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 ICE FISHING! Specializing in guided trips for novice anglers, first timers, children, and trophy seekers alike,... more

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  • Come Sail Away Now

    Charlestown

    Come sail away with Captain Don aboard the Tupelo Honey in Boston Harbor! Book private charters for any special occasion... more

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  • Dedham Trails

    Dedham

    The Town of Dedham, for being located in an urban area, contains significant natural and recreational resources. Dedham is home... more

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  • Defiance Sail Charters

    Gloucester

    Sails aboard 49-foot "Windfall." more

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  • Eastern Mountain Sports

    Boston

    October 19, Fall Foliage Kayak Tour of the Charles River. Leaves at 9:00 am at Eastern Mountain Sports, 300 Needham St., Newton, MA.... more

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  • Essex River Basin Adventures

    Essex

    Kayak guided tours of the Essex River Basin, kayak and equipment sales. Instruction and kids adventure programs. more

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  • Fin & Feather Sports

    Upton

    Kayak Rentals, Canoe Rentals, Row boat & Pedal boat Rentals Daily & weekend rates. On-site Rentals available. Trip planning, Clinic, lessons and... more

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  • Force 5 Watersports

    Nantucket

    Kayak sales. more

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  • Goose Hummock Outdoor Adventure Center

    Orleans

    Kayak tours and lessons, kayak rentals, fly fishing lessons and trips, off shore fishing charters and nature walks. We also... more

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  • Jack's Boat Rental

    Wellfleet

    Lessons and tours. more

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  • Kingman Yacht Center

    Cataumet

    Cape Cod's largest marina and boatyard, located in one of New England's most beautiful natural harbors. Hiking, fishing charters, swimming,... more

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  • Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust

    Lowell

    The same rapids that brought the textile industry to Lowell, now power one of the most thrilling and interesting raft... more

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  • Mass Kayak Bass

    North Grafton

    Mass Kayak Bass is a paddling club that strives to promote the sport of kayak bass fishing in the state... more

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  • Mountains Unlimited

    Greenfield

    Guided outdoor adventure trips in central and western Massachusetts. Raft Rentals, Rockclimbing instruction. Ice Climbings instruction. more

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  • Moxie Outdoor Adventures

    Charlemont

    Whitewater rafting and kayaking on the Deerfield River. more

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  • Nantucket Community Sailing

    Nantucket

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  • The Navigator Club

    Charlestown

    The Navigator Club is Boston's premier boat club. Designed for people who enjoy the water but do not own a... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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