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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  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    10 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Lowell Holly +
    10 saves

    Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    10 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • Lake Mattawa +
    9 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center +
    5 saves

    Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center

    Richmond

  • Petersham Curling Club +
    4 saves

    Petersham Curling Club

    Petersham

  • 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

  • Imagination Island

    Plymouth

    Imagination Island is the Boston area's premier indoor playground. With 5,500 square feet of island-themed play space, children ages 1-8 (and... more

    + 21 saves
  • 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

    + 16 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
  • Bear Swamp

    Ashfield

    To early settlers, Bear Swamp was truly rough terrain: steep, wooded hillsides and exposed bedrock descending to boggy wetlands and... more

    + 6 saves
  • Noanet Woodlands

    Dover

    You will find more than 17 miles of shady trails and woods roads for walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and horseback riding.... more

    + 6 saves
  • Peaked Mountain

    Monson

    Explore woods roads through a former working forest and trek to a summit that rewards with panoramic views from Mount... more

    + 6 saves
  • Taking Shape via Indoor / Outdoor Fitness

    Pittsfield

    Leave behind the motor vehicles, the hustle & bustle of the city, the air pollution, and of course - the... more

    + 5 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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