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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  • Royalston Falls +
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    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Purgatory Chasm +
    110 saves

    Purgatory Chasm

    Sutton

  • Fruitlands Museum +
    90 saves

    Fruitlands Museum

    Harvard

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
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    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Doane's Falls +
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    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
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    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Swift River Reservation +
    22 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Red Apple Farm +
    18 saves

    Red Apple Farm

    Phillipston

  • Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest +
    13 saves

    Fisher Museum and Trails at the Harvard Forest

    Petersham

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
    7 saves

    New England Equestrian Center of Athol

    Athol

  • Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Twelve miles of trails traverse vast meadows, woodlands, and wetlands. Hike, snowshoe, x-country ski, rent a canoe. Nature programs and... more

    + 8 saves
  • Massachusetts Outdoor Adventures survival school

    Barre

    We are the only survival school in Massachusetts. Here our instructors hold the highest marks in outdoor survival. You will... more

    + 5 saves
  • West Brookfield Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival

    West Brookfield, Ma

    WEST BROOKFIELD - One of Massachusetts' most eagerly anticipated events will take place on Saturday, May 18, when this town's historic... more

    + 5 saves
  • Charlton Woods

    Charlton

    Charlton Woods is a recreation and conference center located on 380 acres of beautiful woodland, including a 35 acre pond. Activities include... more

    + 4 saves
  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

    + 4 saves
  • Wachusett Mountain State Reservation

    Princeton

    Popular resort for skiing and snowboarding; year-round activities and events; hiking, bird watching, fall foliage, and biking. more

    + 3 saves
  • Active By Nature

    Hubbardston

    ABNI specializes in high-quality trips that seek to enhance the body, mind, and spirit of it's participants. Offering personal growth... more

    + 2 saves
  • SHOLAN FARMS

    Leominster

    Visit the last working apple orchard in Leominster, the birthplace of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman). Your visit will be a... more

    + 2 saves
  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

    + 2 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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