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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  • Adolphus Busch Hall +
    8 saves

    Adolphus Busch Hall

    Cambridge

  • Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University +
    87 saves

    Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University

    Boston

  • Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds +
    3 saves

    Durant-Kenrick House and Grounds

    Newton

  • Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate +
    21 saves

    Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate

    Canton

  • Garden in the Woods/ New England Wild Flower Society +
    8 saves

    Garden in the Woods/ New England Wild Flower Society

    Framingham

  • Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove +
    37 saves

    Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove

    Boston

  • Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property +
    40 saves

    Josiah Quincy House, A Historic New England Property

    Quincy

  • Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property +
    42 saves

    Lyman Estate Mansion and Greenhouses, A Historic New England Property

    Waltham

  • Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank +
    39 saves

    Massachusetts Horticultural Society- The Gardens at Elm Bank

    Wellesley

  • Rose Kennedy Greenway +
    43 saves

    Rose Kennedy Greenway

    Boston

  • Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate +
    23 saves

    Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

    Waltham

  • The Swan Boats of Boston +
    687 saves

    The Swan Boats of Boston

    Boston

  • Wakefield Estate +
    14 saves

    Wakefield Estate

    Milton

  • Boston Public Garden

    Boston

    Formal gardens and rare trees; setting for McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings" book and sculpture. Seasonal Swan Boat... more

    + 37 saves
  • Mount Auburn Cemetery

    Cambridge

    National historic landmark founded in 1831 as the first garden cemetery. Graves of architect Charles Bulfinch, artist Winslow Homer, authors Henry... more

    + 8 saves
  • Powisset Farm

    Dover

    A restored farming operation, a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, on a landscape with a history of pastures and planted... more

    + 1 saves
  • Ward's Berry Farm

    Sharon

    Family-run farm and market. PYO strawberries, blueberries, peaches, raspberries and pumpkins in season. Hayrides in strawberry and pumpkin seasons. Year-round:... more

    + 19 saves
  • Wilson Farm

    Lexington

    Since 1884, our family's pride has meant one thing: "The Best". Inside our expansive barn, you'll discover why we're... more

    + 2 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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