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


  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
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    Brooks Woodland Preserve


  • Doane's Falls +
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    Doane's Falls


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


  • Fruitlands Museum +
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    Fruitlands Museum


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


  • Purgatory Chasm +
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    Purgatory Chasm


  • Red Apple Farm +
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    Red Apple Farm


  • Royalston Falls +
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    Royalston Falls


  • Swift River Reservation +
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    Swift River Reservation


  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
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    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area


  • 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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  • 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

    + 1 saves
  • Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center and Wildlife Sanctuary


    Broad Meadow Brook in Worcester is the largest urban wildlife sanctuary in New England, with more than 400 acres cooperatively managed... 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

    + 4 saves
  • 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

    + 8 saves
  • 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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  • 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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    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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  • Skyfields Arboretum-Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust


    The 40 acres of bucolic meadows and mixed-deciduous forest surrounding the headquarters of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust are a pleasure... more

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Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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