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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  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Westford

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  • Norris Reservation

    Norwell

    The Norris Reservation has a varied natural environment, which features a mill pond, stands of white pine and oak, salt... more

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  • Otis Ridge Ski Area

    Otis

    One of the smaller scenic ski areas nestled in the Berkshires, boasting a diversity of terrain, full service ski and... more

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  • Pack Out Gear

    Charlestown

    Going camping? Pack Out Gear offers camping equipment rentals. Visitors to www.packoutgear.com may make selections from our inventory.... more

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  • Petticoat Hill Reservation

    Williamsburg

    Explore a forest that boasts a rich variety of hardwood species, passing stone walls and cellar holes that reveal the... more

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  • Blue Hill Adventures and Quarry Museum

    Westwood

    In 2002 Blue Hill Adventure and Quarry Museum were created to restore, preserve and protect approximately 8,000 acres of the Historic Blue... more

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  • Catamount Ski Area

    South Egremont

    A family mountain with big variety. more

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  • Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square

    Cambridge

    Community Ice Skating @ Kendall Square is a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink located in the heart of Kendall Square off... more

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  • Cornerstone Ranch

    Princeton

    Trail Rides by horseback as well as sleigh and wagon rides. Some trail rides include BBQ dinner and some horse... more

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  • Eastern Mountain Sports

    Boston

    October 19, Fall Foliage Kayak Tour of the Charles River. Leaves at 9:00 am at Eastern Mountain Sports, 300 Needham St., Newton, MA.... more

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  • Great Brook Farm Ski Touring Center

    Carlisle

    Cross country ski area, featuring 10 miles of machine-groomed trails. All levels of trains; explore 1,000-acre state park. more

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  • Lanni Orchards Inc

    Lunenburg

    Lanni Orchards, Inc. has been in business for over 50+ yrs. Being operated by the third generation and some of the... more

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  • Stump Sprouts Ski Touring Center

    West Hawley

    Cross country ski center located on an old mountain top farm. Instruction, groomed trails, ski and snowshoe rentals, accommodations available. more

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  • Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Wachusett Meadow is a former farmstead that offers spectacular scenery and supports abundant wildlife throughout woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Historic... more

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  • Warrior Ice Arena

    Brighton

    Warrior Ice Arena is the new home of the practice and training facility for the Boston Bruins, and also home... more

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  • Western Massachusetts Cross Country Ski Areas

    Hawley

    WMCCSA's purpose is to promote cross country skiing and snowshoeing in Massachusetts. 7 XC ski areas are members. All provide groomed... more

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