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

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  • Arcadian Shop +
    13 saves

    Arcadian Shop

    Lenox

  • Berkshire East Ski Area +
    8 saves

    Berkshire East Ski Area

    Charlemont

  • Blandford Ski Area +
    1 saves

    Blandford Ski Area

    Blandford

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • 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 +
    30 saves

    Hilltown Wilderness Adventures

    West Chesterfield

  • Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park +
    17 saves

    Jiminy Peak Mountain Resort and Adventure Park

    Hancock

  • Lake Mattawa +
    8 saves

    Lake Mattawa

    Orange

  • Laurel Lake Recreation Area +
    9 saves

    Laurel Lake Recreation Area

    Erving

  • Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area +
    0 saves

    Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area

    Northfield

  • Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center +
    86 saves

    Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center

    Northfield

  • Notchview Reservation +
    44 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association +
    9 saves

    NQTA ~ North Quabbin Trails Association

    Orange

  • Ski Butternut Ski Area +
    4 saves

    Ski Butternut Ski Area

    Great Barrington

  • Wagon Wheel Campground +
    4 saves

    Wagon Wheel Campground

    Warwick

  • Wendell State Forest +
    14 saves

    Wendell State Forest

    Wendell

  • 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
  • Bousquet Ski Area

    Pittsfield

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

    + 1 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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