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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  • Historic Deerfield, Deerfield

  • Boston Harborwalk

  • Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, Boston

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  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

    Sudbury

  • Bash Bish Falls State Park

    Bash Bish Falls State Park

    Mount Washington

  • Beartown State Forest*

    Beartown State Forest*

    Monterey

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Borderland State Park

    Borderland State Park

    N. Easton

  • Boston Harbor Island State Park

    Boston Harbor Island State Park

    Hingham

  • Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area

    Boston

  • Breakheart Reservation

    Breakheart Reservation

    Saugus

  • Callahan State Park

    Callahan State Park

    Framingham

  • Clarksburg State Park*

    Clarksburg State Park*

    Clarksburg

  • Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest*

    Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) State Forest*

    Goshen

  • Demarest Lloyd State Park

    Demarest Lloyd State Park

    North Dartmouth

  • Douglas State Forest

    Douglas State Forest

    Douglas

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Erving State Forest*

    Erving State Forest*

    Erving

  • Essex National Heritage Area

    Essex National Heritage Area

    Salem

  • Fall River Heritage State Park

    Fall River Heritage State Park

    Fall River

  • Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation

    Fort Phoenix Beach State Reservation

    Fairhaven

  • Granville State Forest*

    Granville State Forest*

    Granville

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