Don’t tell anyone, but Massachusetts is kind of a big nerd. We simply love science and nature. You could say it’s in our nature, with scenic roads like the lovely Mohawk Trail, 1500 miles of postcard pretty coastline, and some of America’s most brilliant fall foliage. We could spend hours at the Museum of Science, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, and wish we could live at the Franklin Park Zoo or maybe the Butterfly Place, surrounded by colorful creatures. And don’t even get us started on the New England Aquarium, fully renovated in 2013.

June is rivers month. Check out the 2014 Massachusetts Rivers Months Calendar.

  • Boston Public Garden

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    49 saves

    The Adventure Park at Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Aquinnah Cliffs +
    158 saves

    Aquinnah Cliffs

    Aquinnah

  • Cape Cod National Seashore +
    316 saves

    Cape Cod National Seashore

    Eastham

  • Cape Kayaking +
    136 saves

    Cape Kayaking

    Eatham

  • Daffodil Festival +
    10 saves

    Daffodil Festival

    Nantucket

  • Heritage Museums & Gardens +
    337 saves

    Heritage Museums & Gardens

    Sandwich

  • Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary +
    54 saves

    Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

    Cummaquid

  • Monomoy Island Excursion +
    48 saves

    Monomoy Island Excursion

    Harwich Port

  • Native Earth Teaching Farm +
    42 saves

    Native Earth Teaching Farm

    Chilmark

  • Skydive Barnstable +
    78 saves

    Skydive Barnstable

    Marstons Mills

  • The Whydah Pirate Museum +
    281 saves

    The Whydah Pirate Museum

    Provincetown

  • Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property +
    18 saves

    Winslow Crocker House, A Historic New England Property

    Yarmouth Port

  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum Complex-Bourne Historical Society

    Bourne

    Replica of Pilgrim-Dutch trading post; windmill; 17th-century herb and wildflower gardens; Native American artifacts; picnic area. Salt works, Gray Gables... more

    + 0 saves
  • Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

    East Falmouth

    Self-guided nature walks and holly trail; barn swallow colony, May-Aug. more

    + 3 saves
  • Cape Cod Bird Club

    Brewster

    EDUCATION/RECREATION The Cape Cod Bird Club's mission is to promote knowledge and conservation of the bird life and natural... more

    + 0 saves
  • Cape Cod Canal

    Bourne

    17.5 miles long; widest sea level canal in the world; 13.5 miles of paved canal-side roads for bicycling, in-line skating, walking. 1,100 acres... more

    + 14 saves
  • Cape Cod Clamming Trips

    Brewster

    Identify clam beds and dig for clams on the flats in Brewster. more

    + 6 saves
  • Cape Cod Indian Walks-Dennis

    North Eastham

    2 Walks offered. 1'st Indian Conservation Lands Dennis. Learn the history and culture of the C.C. Indians. Second walks, First... more

    + 5 saves
  • Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

    Brewster

    80-acre site, abutted by 400 acres of conservation land; nature trails, exhibits, films, guided walks, lectures, and family activities. Special programs... more

    + 16 saves
  • Cape Poge Wildlife Refuge

    Chappaquiddick Island

    Explore this magnificent barrier beach with its sandy shoreline, expansive salt marsh, beautiful salt pond, and unique colony of hardy... more

    + 12 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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