You could practically spend your entire Massachusetts vacation outdoors. In the spring, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, and cheering on the Red Sox at historic Fenway Park. In the summer, soaking up the sun on gorgeous beaches, white water rafting, whale watching, putt sinking, ice cream eating, and still cheering on the Sox. In the fall, leaf peeping at the brilliant foliage; losing your voice at a Patriots game at Gillette Stadium; petting goats, picking apples and sipping cider at any number of picture perfect small farms; and yep, still cheering on the Sox. Think there are no outdoor activities in the winter? Think again. There’s skiing, riding and tubing at one of 12 fantastic ski areas; dog sledding; and ice fishing; all while heatedly discussing the spring prospects for the Sox, of course.

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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    334 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    187 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • 7 Seas Whale Watch +
    168 saves

    7 Seas Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
    106 saves

    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Amesbury Sports Park +
    93 saves

    Amesbury Sports Park

    Amesbury

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    89 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch +
    75 saves

    Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Minute Man National Historical Park +
    71 saves

    Minute Man National Historical Park

    Concord

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    66 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • Ravenswood Park +
    55 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Skydive Pepperell +
    45 saves

    Skydive Pepperell

    Pepperell

  • Schooner Thomas E. Lannon +
    34 saves

    Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

    Gloucester

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    33 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Appleton Farms +
    25 saves

    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    24 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Sea Shuttle +
    24 saves

    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    23 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Long Hill +
    23 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
    13 saves

    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours +
    11 saves

    Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours

    Ipswich

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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