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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  • Crane Beach on the Crane Estate +
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    Crane Beach on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • Essex River Cruises & Charters +
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    Essex River Cruises & Charters

    Essex

  • Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row +
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    Little Harbor Boathouse Kayak SUP Row

    Marblehead

  • Merrimac River Rowing Association +
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    Merrimac River Rowing Association

    Lowell

  • Sea Shuttle +
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    Sea Shuttle

    Salem

  • Surfari +
    1 saves

    Surfari

    Gloucester

  • Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf +
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    Surfari Stand Up Paddle & Surf

    Manchester By-the-sea

  • UMass Lowell Kayak Center +
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    UMass Lowell Kayak Center

    Lowell

  • Charlies's Charters / Fishing and Sightseeing

    Gloucester

    Charter boat fishing Out O'Gloucester. 1/2 or full day private trips. All bait and tackle included. Free parking.Safe and experienced, 30... more

    + 3 saves
  • Coastal Fishing Charters Deep Sea Fishing

    Gloucester

    Coastal Fishing Charters offers the best deep sea fishing in Gloucester, Massachusetts including blue fin tuna fishing, striped bass fishing (... more

    + 1 saves
  • Defiance Sail Charters

    Gloucester

    Sails aboard 49-foot "Windfall." more

    + 0 saves
  • Essex River Basin Adventures

    Essex

    Kayak guided tours of the Essex River Basin, kayak and equipment sales. Instruction and kids adventure programs. more

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  • Essex Rowing Club

    Methuen

    A community boathouse located on the Merrimack River. We offer rowing programs for ages 12-adult. There is no experience required... more

    + 1 saves
  • Foote Brothers Canoe Rentals

    Ipswich

    Canoe and kayak livery on the Ipswich River. more

    + 1 saves
  • Kayak Learning Center

    Beverly

    Kayak Rentals 7 Day per week. Adult Lessons. Weekly Youth Kayak Kamp. A Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe day trip to Misery Island... more

    + 1 saves
  • Kayak Learning Center

    Marblehead

    Rentals and Adult Lessons. Also, a weekly Youth Kayak Summer Camp. Corporate/ Company Group Trips can also be arranged. more

    + 1 saves
  • Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust

    Lowell

    The same rapids that brought the textile industry to Lowell, now power one of the most thrilling and interesting raft... more

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  • Nashoba Paddler

    West Groton

    Canoe and kayak rentals, tours and instruction on the Nashua River. Special packages for organizations, clubs, groups. Emphasis on environmental... more

    + 2 saves
  • North Shore Kayak Outdoor Center

    Rockport

    Guided sea kayaking tours, instruction, rentals, leasing and sales. Bicycle, sailboat, paddleboat, motor skiff rentals. more

    + 2 saves
  • PaddleBoard NewEngland LLC

    Beverly

    PaddleBoard NewEngland offers rentals, tours, lessons and sales of paddleboards and related equipment. Located directly on the water in Beverly,... more

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