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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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • 7 Seas Whale Watch +
    168 saves

    7 Seas Whale Watch

    Gloucester

  • Amesbury Sports Park +
    93 saves

    Amesbury Sports Park

    Amesbury

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge +
    7 saves

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

  • Breakheart Reservation +
    5 saves

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
    23 saves

    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours +
    11 saves

    Great Freedom Adventures Bike Tours

    Ipswich

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
    24 saves

    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Maritime Gloucester +
    66 saves

    Maritime Gloucester

    Gloucester

  • The Nines festival +
    2 saves

    The Nines festival

    Devens

  • Rumney Marsh Reservation +
    0 saves

    Rumney Marsh Reservation

    Saugus

  • Schooner Thomas E. Lannon +
    34 saves

    Schooner Thomas E. Lannon

    Gloucester

  • Skydive Pepperell +
    45 saves

    Skydive Pepperell

    Pepperell

  • Surfari +
    1 saves

    Surfari

    Gloucester

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
    89 saves

    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
    13 saves

    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Boston Air Tours

    North Andover

    Helicopter tours of Boston and New Hampshire Seacoast. Enjoy downtown Boston from the air. more

    + 2 saves
  • Charlies's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing

    Gloucester

    Charter boat fishing Out O'Gloucester. 1/2 or full day private trips. All bait and tackle included. Free parking.Safe and experienced, 30... more

    + 3 saves
  • Newburyport Pedicab

    Newburyport

    Free pedicab rides in Newburyport. Drivers pedal for tips. Profits donated to the Jimmy Fund through the Pan-Mass Challenge. Book... more

    + 1 saves
  • RunSalem Running Tours

    Salem

    RunSalem takes people on running tours of Salem. Our guides will take you on a scenic tour of your choice,... more

    + 0 saves
  • Schooner Fame of Salem

    Salem

    Our full scale replica of the famous War of 1812 privateer sails four times daily from Pickering Wharf in Salem more

    + 2 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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