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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  • Royalston Falls +
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    Royalston Falls


  • Purgatory Chasm +
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    Purgatory Chasm


  • Fruitlands Museum +
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    Fruitlands Museum


  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
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    Brooks Woodland Preserve


  • Doane's Falls +
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    Doane's Falls


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


  • Swift River Reservation +
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    Swift River Reservation


  • Red Apple Farm +
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    Red Apple Farm


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


  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
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    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area


  • New England Equestrian Center of Athol +
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    New England Equestrian Center of Athol


  • Mass Audubon Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary


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

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  • Massachusetts Outdoor Adventures survival school


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

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  • Charlton Woods


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

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  • 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

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  • Wachusett Mountain State Reservation


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

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  • Active By Nature


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

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

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  • Tantiusques Reservation


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

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  • Berlin Orchards


    More than 17 varieties of apples; pick-your-own orchard with peaches, pears, pumpkins, squash, and berries. MAple sugar house; hayrides and tours. more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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