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.

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  • Boston Public Garden

  • Franklin Park Zoo, Boston

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  • Naumkeag +
    204 saves

    Naumkeag

    Stockbridge

  • The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home +
    140 saves

    The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home

    Lenox

  • Berkshire Botanical Garden +
    82 saves

    Berkshire Botanical Garden

    Stockbridge

  • Botanic Garden of Smith College +
    67 saves

    Botanic Garden of Smith College

    Northampton

  • ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin +
    59 saves

    ENQ ~ Explore North Quabbin

    Orange

  • Notchview Reservation +
    45 saves

    Notchview Reservation

    Windsor

  • Wistariahurst Museum +
    44 saves

    Wistariahurst Museum

    Holyoke

  • The Stone House Museum +
    17 saves

    The Stone House Museum

    Belchertown

  • Canterbury Farm Nordic Center +
    16 saves

    Canterbury Farm Nordic Center

    Becket

  • HG October Mountain Estate +
    12 saves

    HG October Mountain Estate

    Lenox

  • New Salem Preserves, Inc. +
    10 saves

    New Salem Preserves, Inc.

    New Salem

  • Turn Park +
    0 saves

    Turn Park

    West Stockbridge

  • Hancock Shaker Village

    Pittsfield

    Home to the Shakers for more than 220 years, Hancock Shaker Village is now an outdoor history museum dedicated to preserving... more

    + 62 saves
  • The Mission House

    Stockbridge

    The Mission House is a National Historic Landmark that tells the story of the Stockbridge Mohicans and missionary John Sergeant,... more

    + 19 saves
  • Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens

    South Deerfield

    Open year 'round, 7 days a week. Indoor conservatory filled with live butterflies from all over the world. Educational programs, exhibits... more

    + 12 saves
  • Park Hill Orchard

    Easthampton

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    + 6 saves
  • Stanley Park

    Westfield

    275 acre park in the foothills of the Berkshires with trails, picnic areas, award winning gardens, ADA compliance children's playground. There... more

    + 4 saves
  • Outlook Farm

    Westhampton

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    + 3 saves
  • Asia-Barong

    Great Barrington

    Mega space of Asiatic art. Largest gallery of indoor/outdoor Asian art, artifact, and sculpture in the United States. more

    + 2 saves
  • New England Wild Flower Society's Nasami Farm

    Whately

    75-acre nursery set in the stunning Pioneer Valley. Retail nursery offers native plants, including hard to find woody species in... more

    + 1 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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