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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  • Green Hill Park


    Barnyard zoo, golf course, playground, and picnic area. more

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  • Hancock Shaker Village


    Hancock Shaker Village is a living history museum. Our mission is to bring the Shaker story to life and preserve... more

    + 41 saves
  • Hartman's Herb Farm


    Hartman's is a family owned and operated farm with 3 generations working together on the family farm today. We have been... more

    + 1 saves
  • Highfield Hall & Gardens


    Highfield Hall & Gardens is an engaging historic property that has been restored and revitalized to serve as a place... more

    + 6 saves
  • Lavender Farm


    Cape Cod Lavender Farm is located on twenty secluded acres overlooking Island Pond in Harwich on Cape Cod. It is... more

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  • Louisa Lake Park



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  • Lowell Holly


    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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  • Lynn Woods


    Hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, cross-country skiing; Rose Garden; maps available. more

    + 1 saves
  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens

    South Deerfield

    Open year 'round, 7 days a week. Indoor conservatory filled with live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits... more

    + 5 saves
  • Mann House and Gardens


    1800's farm house with period antiques and lovely gardens. more

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  • The Mission House


    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

    + 9 saves
  • Moraine Farm CSA


    When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Moraine Farm, he didn't plot out an adventure-based ropes course. Or make room for school... more

    + 1 saves
  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm


    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... more

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  • Outlook Farm



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  • Park Hill Orchard



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  • Pittsfield Garden Tour


    A tour of the hidden gardens in Pittsfield MA held annually in July. more

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  • The Polly Hill Arboretum

    West Tisbury

    Horticultural and botanical landmark dedicated to cultivation and study of plants; wildflower-filled meadows, endangered plant species, year-round exhibits. more

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  • Powisset Farm


    A restored farming operation, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, on a landscape with a history of pastures and planted... more

    + 1 saves
  • Skyfields Arboretum


    The historic Willis farmstead at Skyfields, with its beautiful stone walls, is now the home of Mount Grace Land Conservation... more

    + 0 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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