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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  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    334 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary +
    187 saves

    Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Lincoln

  • Ravenswood Park +
    55 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    33 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Appleton Farms +
    25 saves

    Appleton Farms

    Ipswich

  • Long Hill +
    23 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge +
    7 saves

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

  • Breakheart Reservation +
    5 saves

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Rumney Marsh Reservation +
    0 saves

    Rumney Marsh Reservation

    Saugus

  • Maudslay State Park

    Newburyport

    Nineteenth-century gardens & plantings; ornamental trees; walking, biking, horseback riding, and picnicking; cultural events. more

    + 15 saves
  • Ward Reservation

    Andover

    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... more

    + 8 saves
  • Gloucester Maritime Trail

    Gloucester

    Four self-guided trails through America's first seaport. Call for map or pick one up at Stage Fort Park Information Center. more

    + 5 saves
  • Weir Hill Reservation

    North Andover

    What makes Weir Hill a special place? We think it's the striking vistas of both scenic Lake Cochichewick and of... more

    + 5 saves
  • Halibut Point Reservation

    Rockport

    Scramble across ledges scarred for eons by wind and wave and examine tide pools teeming with marine life. Bird watchers... more

    + 2 saves
  • Joppa Flats Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

    Newburyport

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    + 2 saves
  • Goss Farm

    Dunstable

    Goss Farm is a family owned farm that offers several activities that guarantees a family fun filled day in the... more

    + 1 saves
  • Mass Audubon's Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

    Topsfield

    Ipswich River, one of Mass Audubon's largest sanctuaries, offers more than 12 miles of interconnecting trails that invite you to explore... more

    + 1 saves
  • Camp Nihan: Environmental Education Camp

    Saugus

    Nearly 65 acres of comprised of woodland forest, marsh, and a spring fed pond. Located near Breakheart Reservation, the Camp is... more

    + 0 saves
  • Tattersall Farm

    Haverhill

    Built in 1757, Tattersall Farm is currently a historic property owned by the City of Haverhill and comprising of more than 150... more

    + 0 saves
  • Walden Woods Project

    Lincoln

    The Walden Woods Project preserves the land, literature, and legacy of Henry David Thoreau to foster an ethic of environmental... more

    + 0 saves

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