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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  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    18 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Ravenswood Park +
    17 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    16 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Athol

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    13 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture +
    13 saves

    Natural Resources Trust of Easton-Sheep Pasture

    Easton

  • Tougas Family Farm +
    12 saves

    Tougas Family Farm

    Northborough

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    8 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Honey Pot Hill Orchards +
    8 saves

    Honey Pot Hill Orchards

    Stowe

  • Red Apple Farm +
    8 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Brookfield Orchards +
    7 saves

    Brookfield Orchards

    North Brookfield

  • Ramblewild +
    7 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Flint Farm +
    6 saves

    Flint Farm

    Mansfield

  • Wakefield Estate +
    4 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Hitchcock Center for the Environment +
    0 saves

    Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Amherst

  • Millers River Environmental Center +
    0 saves

    Millers River Environmental Center

    Athol

  • Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

    More than 900 acres along original segments of April 19, 1775 Battle Road; North Bridge Visitor Center; Minute Man Visitor Center and 'Minuteman'... more

    + 17 saves
  • John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

    Brookline

    Kennedy NHS preserves the birthplace and boyhood home of the 35th president of the United States. Kennedy spent his formative... more

    + 16 saves
  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

    15 acres of colorful perennial and annual gardens, herb and rock gardens, pond garden, vegetable and Fruit gardens, arboretum and other... more

    + 15 saves
  • Longfellow National Historic Site

    Cambridge

    General George Washington's Continental Army headquarters, 1775-1776; home of poet and educator Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1837-1882; gathering place for prominent... more

    + 11 saves
  • Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

    South Wellfleet

    Salt marsh boardwalk; natural history programs for families, children, and adults; 1000 acre wildlife sanctuary, nature center, 5 miles of trails. Guided... more

    + 11 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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