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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  • New England Aquarium +
    1,043 saves

    New England Aquarium

    Boston

  • Old Town Trolley Tours +
    602 saves

    Old Town Trolley Tours

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area +
    413 saves

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Ghosts & Gravestones Tour +
    305 saves

    Ghosts & Gravestones Tour

    Boston

  • The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships +
    254 saves

    The Liberty Fleet of Tall Ships

    Boston

  • Spirit of Boston +
    101 saves

    Spirit of Boston

    Boston

  • Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage tour +
    89 saves

    Emerald Necklace and Fall Foliage tour

    Boston

  • Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale +
    68 saves

    Charles River Canoe and Kayak - Auburndale

    Newton

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    43 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Classic Harbor Line Boston +
    41 saves

    Classic Harbor Line Boston

    Boston

  • Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours +
    40 saves

    Historic Boston Harbor Sailing Tours

    Boston

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    40 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Urban AdvenTours +
    35 saves

    Urban AdvenTours

    Boston

  • Free Bike Tours of Boston +
    32 saves

    Free Bike Tours of Boston

    Boston

  • Boston Harbor Cruises +
    26 saves

    Boston Harbor Cruises

    Boston

  • New England Base Camp +
    23 saves

    New England Base Camp

    Milton

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    23 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum +
    19 saves

    Mass Audubon Blue Hills Trailside Museum

    Milton

  • Weston Ski Track +
    17 saves

    Weston Ski Track

    Weston

  • Cyrus Dallin Art Museum +
    7 saves

    Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

    Arlington

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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