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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  • Boston Public Garden

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • Carter & Stevens Farm +
    2 saves

    Carter & Stevens Farm


  • Hancock Shaker Village


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

    + 49 saves
  • Boston Lobster Tours


    Come join us for an unforgettable excursion on board an authentic lobster boat, while we talk about the great history... more

    + 38 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

    + 28 saves
  • Jacob's Ladder Scenic Byway


    From the rocky heights of Mt. Tekoa in Russell to the picturesque village green in Lee, the Jacob's Ladder Scenic... more

    + 22 saves
  • Nash Dinosaur Tracks

    South Hadley

    Dinosaur footprint quarry and collection of Dinosaur footprints fount on-site. more

    + 22 saves
  • Mountain Meadow Preserve


    The scenic trail from Massachusetts to Vermont - just a mile to the Green Mountain State! - along which you... more

    + 17 saves
  • Burkeville Covered Bridge


    Over the South River. more

    + 15 saves
  • Bissell Covered Bridge


    Over the Mill River. more

    + 14 saves
  • The Mission House


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

    + 14 saves
  • Cape Cod Canal


    17.5 miles long; widest sea level canal in the world; 13.5 miles of paved canal-side roads for bicycling, in-line skating, walking. 1,100 acres... more

    + 12 saves
  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

    Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy... more

    + 12 saves
  • Chesterfield Gorge


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

    + 12 saves
  • High Ledges Wildlife Sanctuary


    Enjoy the spectacular views of the Deerfield River Valley and Mount Greylock from the ledges at the end of the... more

    + 10 saves
  • Lowell Holly


    Carriage roads follow the shoreline of Mashpee and Wakeby Ponds and pass through groves of American holly that embellish this... more

    + 10 saves
  • Scargo Hill Observation Tower


    View across Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. more

    + 9 saves
  • Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge


    Over the North River. more

    + 8 saves
  • Green River Pumping Station Covered Bridge


    Over the Green River. more

    + 7 saves
  • Fort Sewall


    Fort Sewall, formerly an armed fort owned by the United States and used to defend against British invaders, is now... more

    + 6 saves
  • Mayflower Cranberries LLC


    "Be the Grower" experience is an opportunity to put on some waders and join the grower in the... more

    + 6 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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