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

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  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    86 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals +
    14 saves

    Barton Cove Campground & Canoe/Kayak Rentals

    Gill

  • Arcadian Shop +
    13 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    9 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
    4 saves

    Wagon Wheel Campground

    Warwick

  • Camp Wild Child +
    2 saves

    Camp Wild Child

    Mount Washington

  • Mount Greylock State Reservation*

    Lanesborough

    State's highest point with panoramic views of five states; 45 miles of trails. Massachusetts' first state park; 2.5 mile strenuous hike to 35... more

    + 18 saves
  • Mohawk Trail State Forest

    Charlemont

    Many of the original native American hiking trails including the Mahican-Mohawk Trail. Flush toilets and showers; no hookups. more

    + 10 saves
  • Savoy Mountain State Forest*

    Florida

    Natural features include a bog pond and the state's highest waterfall. Campsites situated in an old apple orchard. Flush toilets,... more

    + 5 saves
  • Windsor State Forest*

    Windsor

    This campground offers cascading falls that plunges through a 25-foot wide gorge with 80' high granite walls. Limited service, no... more

    + 5 saves
  • Beartown State Forest*

    Monterey

    The Appalachian Trail (hiking only) intersects the trails offering spectacular views. Limited service, no flush toilets, showers, or hookups. more

    + 3 saves
  • Clarksburg State Park*

    Clarksburg

    The forest offers views of both the Berkshire Hills and the Green Mountains. Close to Mount Greylock and the MASS... more

    + 3 saves
  • Puffer's Pond

    Amherst

    As a much loved and widely used natural amenity, Puffer's Pond has been, and continues to be, an integral area... more

    + 3 saves
  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest*

    Goshen

    Campground sits ona ridge between a lake and a scenic wetland; miles of trails and swimming beach. Flush toilets, showers;... more

    + 2 saves
  • Erving State Forest*

    Erving

    On the scenic Mohawk Trail with crystal clear Laurel Lake and extensive walking trails. Flush toilets, showers; no hookups. more

    + 2 saves
  • Fernwood Forest Campground

    Hinsdale

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    + 2 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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