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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  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    71 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • Swift River Reservation +
    16 saves

    Swift River Reservation


  • Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond +
    18 saves

    Warwick State Forest & Sheomet Pond


  • Working Waterfront Festival +
    15 saves

    Working Waterfront Festival

    New Bedford

  • World's End +
    99 saves

    World's End


  • Young's Bicycle Shop +
    0 saves

    Young's Bicycle Shop


  • Arthur A. Smith Covered Bridge


    Over the North River. more

    + 3 saves
  • Bear Swamp


    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

    + 3 saves
  • Bissell Covered Bridge


    Over the Mill River. more

    + 7 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

    + 29 saves
  • Boston Pizza Tours


    Got Pizza? Discover historic Boston slice by delicious slice! We're serving up Tasty, Fun & Educational walking tours, exploring Boston's... more

    + 29 saves
  • Burkeville Covered Bridge


    Over the South River. more

    + 10 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

    + 9 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

    + 9 saves
  • Chapel Brook Reservation


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

    + 2 saves
  • Chesterfield Gorge


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

    + 10 saves
  • 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

    + 0 saves
  • Dedham Trails


    The Town of Dedham, for being located in an urban area, contains significant natural and recreational resources. Dedham is home... more

    + 0 saves
  • Dinosaur Footprints


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

    + 0 saves
  • 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

    + 0 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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