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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  • 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

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  • Tyringham Cobble

    Tyringham

    A geologic wonder, the Cobble was born from massive tectonic movements that shifted ancient strata, leaving an exposed underbelly of... more

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  • Weir Hill Reservation

    North Andover

    What makes Weir Hill a special place? We think it's the striking vistas of both scenic Lake Cochichewick and of... more

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  • Chapel Brook Reservation

    Ashfield

    Hike to the top of Pony Mountain, then cool off with a summertime dip in the chilly waters of the... more

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  • Noon Hill

    Medfield

    Wooded trails wind through the varied terrain of Noon Hill, making it perfect for hiking, cross-country skiing, mountain biking, and... more

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  • Northern Illusion

    Warwick

    Dog sledding tours; see website for more info. 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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  • Rocky Woods and Fork Factory Brook

    Medfield

    The rich history of Rocky Woods' 491 acres, laced by footpaths and former logging roads that meander through woods and wetlands... more

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  • Wesport Town Farm

    Westport

    At Westport Town Farm, livestock again graze on open fields. An antique farmhouse, dairy barn, corn crib, and stone walls... more

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  • Worcester Common Oval

    Worcester

    Historic Worcester Common offers some uncommonly cool fun! Public ice skating Saturdays & Sundays, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. throughout... more

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  • Blue Hills Ski Area

    Canton

    Ten miles from Boston; great programs for kids. Open 7 days per week. more

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  • Historic 1705 Salem Cross Inn

    West Brookfield

    A New England hidden jewel.restored 1705 farmhouse on 600 pristine acres ~ destination dining ~ "homecooking" ~ fireplace roasting ~ horsedrawn rides ~ and more... more

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  • Still River Outfitters

    Bolton

    Recreational, whitewater and touring kayak and canoe, snowshoe, geo-cache, and hiking instruction by knowledgeable professionals. Exciting trips and team building... more

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  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    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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  • Bousquet Ski Area

    Pittsfield

    A family ski resort nestled in the heart of the Berkshires. more

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  • Bradford Ski Area

    Haverhill

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  • Charter The Berkshires!

    Great Barrington

    NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2013 ICE FISHING! Specializing in guided trips for novice anglers, first timers, children, and trophy seekers alike,... more

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  • Maple Corner Farm Cross-Country Ski Center

    Granville

    Cross country skiing and snowshoeing. 20 miles of scenic, machine groomed ski and snowshoe trails. Rentals and Lessons more

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  • Mullins Center

    Amherst

    The Mullins Center is a multi-purpose 10,500 seat facility on the campus of the University of Massachusetts. Home to the UMass... more

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  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Westford

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