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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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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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

  • Notchview Reservation +
    45 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Hilltown Wilderness Adventures +
    30 saves

    Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

    West Chesterfield

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    17 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Wendell State Forest +
    14 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • 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

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Lake Mattawa +
    8 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center +
    5 saves

    Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center

    Richmond

  • Ski Butternut Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Ski Butternut Ski Area

    Great Barrington

  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
    4 saves

    Wagon Wheel Campground

    Warwick

  • Blandford Ski Area +
    1 saves

    Blandford Ski Area

    Blandford

  • Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area +
    0 saves

    Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area

    Northfield

  • Mountain Meadow Preserve

    Williamstown

    The scenic trail from Massachusetts to Vermont - just a mile to the Green Mountain State! - along which you... more

    + 20 saves
  • Chesterfield Gorge

    Chesterfield

    Experience this imposing gorge carved by a National Wild and Scenic River. Chesterfield Gorge is the entrance to an extensive... more

    + 15 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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