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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  • Royalston Falls +
    319 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Purgatory Chasm +
    109 saves

    Purgatory Chasm

    Sutton

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    90 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Northern Exposure Outfitters +
    79 saves

    Northern Exposure Outfitters

    Brookfield

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    69 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Doane's Falls +
    66 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • Central Rock Climbing Centers +
    43 saves

    Central Rock Climbing Centers

    Worcester

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    27 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    27 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Ski Ward Ski Area +
    26 saves

    Ski Ward Ski Area

    Shrewsbury

  • Swift River Reservation +
    22 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Hang Glide New England +
    18 saves

    Hang Glide New England

    New Braintree

  • Red Apple Farm +
    18 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • White's Landing +
    18 saves

    White's Landing

    Brookfield

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    13 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
    7 saves

    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol

  • Indian Ranch +
    5 saves

    Indian Ranch

    Webster

  • Lamb City Campground +
    5 saves

    Lamb City Campground

    Phillipston

  • Petersham Curling Club +
    3 saves

    Petersham Curling Club

    Petersham

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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