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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  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

  • Cider Hill Farm, Amesbury

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  • Brooks Woodland Preserve +
    69 saves

    Brooks Woodland Preserve

    Petersham

  • Northern Exposure Outfitters +
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    Northern Exposure Outfitters

    Brookfield

  • Petersham Curling Club +
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    Petersham Curling Club

    Petersham

  • Royalston Falls +
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    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Ski Ward Ski Area +
    26 saves

    Ski Ward Ski Area

    Shrewsbury

  • Swift River Reservation +
    22 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Wachusett Mountain Ski Area

    Princeton

  • 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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  • 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

    + 2 saves
  • 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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  • 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

    + 4 saves
  • 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

    + 2 saves
  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

    + 2 saves
  • 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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  • 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

    + 3 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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