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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  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

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  • Arcadian Shop +
    15 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Camp Wild Child +
    3 saves

    Camp Wild Child

    Mount Washington

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Crab Apple Whitewater +
    169 saves

    Crab Apple Whitewater

    Charlemont

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    63 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Hilltown Wilderness Adventures +
    31 saves

    Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

    West Chesterfield

  • Jumptown Skydiving Center +
    11 saves

    Jumptown Skydiving Center

    Orange

  • Mass Audubon - Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary +
    11 saves

    Mass Audubon - Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Easthampton

  • Misty River Ballooning,LLC +
    103 saves

    Misty River Ballooning,LLC

    Florence

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Peak Paddlesports Boathouse +
    30 saves

    Peak Paddlesports Boathouse

    Orange

  • Ramblewild +
    235 saves

    Ramblewild

    Lanesborough

  • Ride Noho, Inc. +
    4 saves

    Ride Noho, Inc.

    Florence

  • Ski Butternut Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Ski Butternut Ski Area

    Great Barrington

  • Three Sisters Sanctuary +
    1 saves

    Three Sisters Sanctuary

    Goshen

  • Zoar Outdoor +
    152 saves

    Zoar Outdoor

    Charlemont

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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