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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  • Amesbury Sports Park +
    94 saves

    Amesbury Sports Park

    Amesbury

  • Arcadian Shop +
    15 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Blandford Ski Area +
    1 saves

    Blandford Ski Area

    Blandford

  • Blue Hills Ski Area +
    2 saves

    Blue Hills Ski Area

    Canton

  • Bousquet Ski Area +
    1 saves

    Bousquet Ski Area

    Pittsfield

  • Bradford Ski Area +
    1 saves

    Bradford Ski Area

    Haverhill

  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    73 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • Catamount Ski Area +
    0 saves

    Catamount Ski Area

    South Egremont

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    63 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • FMC Ice Sports +
    18 saves

    FMC Ice Sports

    Plymouth

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center +
    5 saves

    Hilltop Orchards - Nordic Center

    Richmond

  • Hilltown Wilderness Adventures +
    31 saves

    Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

    West Chesterfield

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    18 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Lake Mattawa +
    9 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    10 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Lowell Holly +
    10 saves

    Lowell Holly

    Sandwich

  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area +
    1 saves

    Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Westford

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