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.

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  • Museum of Science, Boston

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • Carriage House at Lynch Park


    The Carriage House is nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean within the beautiful Lynch Park. This historic landmark... more

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  • Cedar Spring Herb Farm


    Walking trails, an endangered medicinal plant trail, United Plant Savers Botanical Sanctuary, picnic area, herb identification gardens, production areas and... more

    + 5 saves
  • Cedar Tree Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    West Tisbury

    Three hundred acres of headlands on north shore; trails with scenic views. more

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  • Chapel Brook Reservation


    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... 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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  • Chesterfield Gorge


    Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River. Chesterfield Gorge is the entrance to an extensive... more

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  • Children's Museum at Holyoke


    Hands-on exhibits. more

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  • Children's Museum in Easton

    North Easton

    Interactive exhibits in the arts, sciences, and humanities; located in historic old fire station. more

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  • Cider Hill Farm


    A truly meaningful and educational experience combines fun, family and fresh foods! Make a trip to Cider Hill Farm a... more

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  • CN Smith Farm

    East Bridgewater

    The farm was originally started as a potato farm in the 1920s by Carl Smith on 20 acres. Numerous changes over... more

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  • Coonamessett Farm

    East Falmouth

    We are a local farm offering a pick-your-own family experience and animals to visit. Seasonal family memberships or day passes... more

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  • Crocker Neck Conservation Area Walk


    Join BLT and professor Gil Newton, on an interpretive walk through the diverse ecosystems of the 97-acre Town-owned Conservation Area... more

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  • Dedham Trails


    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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  • Dinosaur Footprints


    A trail of fossilized footprints left behind by dinosaurs past. more

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  • Essex County Greenbelt


    Since 1961, Essex County Greenbelt has been working to protect the farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes for the benefit of... more

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  • Essex National Heritage Area


    Covering 500 square miles of northeastern Massachusetts, Essex Heritage is home to over 200 historical sites, renowned museums, wildlife refuges, working farms... more

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  • EZ Pedaler of Newburyport


    EZ Pedaler is a bike rental company delivering world class electric bicycles and pedal bicycles for your enjoyment. These are... 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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  • Fall River Heritage State Park

    Fall River


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  • Falmouth Museums on the Green


    Julia Wood House (1790); The Conant House (18th-century); Hallett Barn; Three delightful gardens maintained by the Falmouth Garden Club – a... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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