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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  • Webster Lake


    Indian name is Lake Chargoggagogmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (longest geographic name in the US; translation: I fish on my side of the lake,... more

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  • Wesport Town Farm


    At Westport Town Farm, livestock again graze on open fields. An antique farmhouse, dairy barn, corn crib, and stone walls... more

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  • Hardwick Covered Bridge


    Over the Ware River. 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

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  • Stevens-Coolidge Place

    North Andover

    The Stevens-Coolidge Place is a wonderful example of "the country place," when rural retreats were designed as places... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation


    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... 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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  • Nantucket Convservation Foundation


    The mission of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation is to assist in the preservation of Nantucket's character by permanently conserving, maintaining,... more

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  • Pack Out Gear


    Going camping? Pack Out Gear offers camping equipment rentals. Visitors to may make selections from our inventory.... more

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  • Peaked Mountain


    Explore woods roads through a former working forest and trek to a summit that rewards with panoramic views from Mount... more

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  • Petticoat Hill Reservation


    Explore a forest that boasts a rich variety of hardwood species, passing stone walls and cellar holes that reveal the... more

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  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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