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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  • Arcadian Shop +
    10 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

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

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    146 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Cape Cod Canal Centennial +
    16 saves

    Cape Cod Canal Centennial

    Buzzards Bay

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

    Cape Cod Sailing Excursions and...

    Hyannis

  • Cape Kayaking +
    43 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale +
    38 saves

    Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale

    Newton

  • Classic Harbor Line Boston +
    8 saves

    Classic Harbor Line Boston

    Boston

  • Crab Apple Whitewater +
    73 saves

    Crab Apple Whitewater

    Charlemont

  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
    40 saves

    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    14 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Fun Seekers +
    10 saves

    Fun Seekers

    Wellfleet

  • Island Spirit Kayak +
    16 saves

    Island Spirit Kayak

    Oak Bluffs

  • Jack's Cape Cod +
    12 saves

    Jack's Cape Cod

    Wellfleet, Ma

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    2 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    35 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    18 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC +
    4 saves

    Marsh and Bay Expeditions LC

    Westport

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

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Merrimac River Rowing Association +
    0 saves

    Merrimac River Rowing Association

    Lowell

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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