Don’t tell anyone, but Massachusetts is kind of a big nerd. We simply love science and nature. You could say it’s in our nature, with scenic roads like the lovely Mohawk Trail, 1500 miles of postcard pretty coastline, and some of America’s most brilliant fall foliage. We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and wish we could live at the Franklin Park Zoo or maybe the Butterfly Place, surrounded by colorful creatures. And don’t even get us started on the New England Aquarium, fully renovated in 2013.

June is rivers month. Check out the 2014 Massachusetts Rivers Months Calendar.

  • Museum of Science, Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • Winslow Farm Animal Sanctuary


    Stay for Life Animal Reserve. Over 200 animals. Visitors Welcome more

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    The collaboration of 3 Great Museums, all within a few miles distance, offering discount admissions incentives to enhance visitation to these... more

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  • Brooksby Farm


    We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts,... more

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  • EZ Ridin Rentals, Segways

    South Yarmouth

    We rent Segways and bicycles. (Helmets and training are provided.) Please visit our website or call us for more information.... 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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  • Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary


    Twelve miles of trails traverse vast meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. Hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, rent a canoe. Nature programs and... more

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  • Mount Auburn Cemetery


    National historic landmark founded in 1831 as the first garden cemetery. Graves of architect Charles Bulfinch, artist Winslow Homer, authors Henry... more

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  • Noon Hill


    Wooded trails wind through the varied terrain of Noon Hill, making it perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and... more

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  • Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook


    The rich history of Rocky Woods' 491 acres, laced by footpaths and former logging roads that meander through woods and wetlands... more

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  • Scargo Hill Observation Tower


    View across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. more

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  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness


    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... more

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  • Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge


    Over the North River. more

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  • Bear Swamp


    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

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  • Cape Cod Clamming Trips


    Identify clam beds and dig for clams on the flats in Brewster. more

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  • Cape Cod Indian Walks-Dennis

    North Eastham

    2 Walks offered. 1'st Indian Conservation Lands Dennis. Learn the history and culture of the C.C. Indians. Second walks, First... more

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  • Charlton Woods


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

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  • Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site


    Former home/office of Frederick Law Olmsted, founder of American landscape architecture; plans and photos of his firm's work. Closed... more

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  • Green Briar Nature Center and Jam Kitchen

    East Sandwich

    Green Briar offers natural history classes for all ages, changing art exhibitions, live animal exhibits, a wildflower garden and nature... more

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  • Green River Pumping Station Covered Bridge


    Over the Green River. more

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  • Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary


    Two thousand, two hundred and sixty-acres of meadow, swamp, forest and ponds; observation tower; ten miles of walking trails; canoeing. more

    + 3 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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