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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  • 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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  • 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

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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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  • 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

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  • Essex Rowing Club

    Methuen

    A community boathouse located on the Merrimack River. We offer rowing programs for ages 12-adult. There is no experience required... 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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  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals

    Ipswich

    Canoe and kayak livery on the Ipswich River. 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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  • Great Marsh Kayak Tours

    Yarmouth

    Guided tours of the great marshlands of Barnstable and Yarmouth. more

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  • The Hook-Up! Sport Fishing Charter

    Olreans

    We run two boats that fish for Bass, Blues, Shark, and specialize in Bluefin tuna. Check out our website for... more

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  • Jack's Boat Rental

    Wellfleet

    Lessons and tours. more

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  • Kayak Learning Center

    Beverly

    Kayak Rentals 7 Day per week. Adult Lessons. Weekly Youth Kayak Kamp. A Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe day trip to Misery Island... more

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  • Kayak Learning Center

    Marblehead

    Rentals and Adult Lessons. Also, a weekly Youth Kayak Summer Camp. Corporate/ Company Group Trips can also be arranged. more

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  • Kid's Katch

    Grafton

    Quality and fun fishing, clamming, crabbing and exploratory products, plus facts, tips and techniques for children and families to enjoy... 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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  • Long Point Wildlife Refuge

    West Tisbury

    Whether you want to play in the ocean, splash with the kids in sheltered salt- and freshwater ponds, or explore... more

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  • Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... 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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  • Mad Max Sailing Adventures

    Edgartown

    We provide daily sails on a 60 foot state-of-the-art catamaran. more

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