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 +
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    Amesbury Sports Park

    Amesbury

  • Bradford Ski Area +
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    Bradford Ski Area

    Haverhill

  • Nashoba Valley Ski Area +
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    Nashoba Valley Ski Area

    Westford

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    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • 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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  • Ward Reservation

    Andover

    Trails link three major hills - Shrub, Boston, and Holt - and looking out from their summits you can see... 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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