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 House of the Seven Gables +
    361 saves

    The House of the Seven Gables

    Salem

  • Castle Hill on the Crane Estate +
    331 saves

    Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

    Ipswich

  • The Butterfly Place +
    258 saves

    The Butterfly Place

    Westford

  • The Old Manse +
    79 saves

    The Old Manse

    Concord

  • Russell Orchards +
    73 saves

    Russell Orchards

    Ipswich

  • Ravenswood Park +
    55 saves

    Ravenswood Park

    Gloucester

  • Appleton Farms Grass Rides +
    32 saves

    Appleton Farms Grass Rides

    Ipswich

  • Ipswich Museum +
    29 saves

    Ipswich Museum

    Ipswich

  • Long Hill +
    23 saves

    Long Hill

    Beverly

  • Sargent House Museum +
    16 saves

    Sargent House Museum

    Gloucester

  • Rockport Garden Club +
    11 saves

    Rockport Garden Club

    Rockport

  • Brooksby Farm

    Peabody

    We have seasonal Pick Your Own Fruits: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, peaches and apples. Visit our bakery for delicious cider donuts,... more

    + 8 saves
  • Lynn Woods

    Lynn

    Hiking, rock climbing, biking, horseback riding, birdwatching, cross-country skiing; Rose Garden; maps available. more

    + 2 saves
  • Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm

    Newbury

    The Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm is a family-friendly site with activities for visitors of all ages. The 230-acre site includes a late... more

    + 2 saves
  • Stevens-Coolidge Place

    North Andover

    The Stevens-Coolidge Place is a wonderful example of "the country place," when rural retreats were designed as places... more

    + 2 saves
  • Carriage House at Lynch Park

    Beverly

    The Carriage House is nestled between Woodbury Cove and the Atlantic Ocean within the beautiful Lynch Park. This historic landmark... more

    + 1 saves
  • Cider Hill Farm

    Amesbury

    A truly meaningful and educational experience combines fun, family and fresh foods! Make a trip to Cider Hill Farm a... more

    + 1 saves
  • Moraine Farm CSA

    Beverly

    When Frederick Law Olmsted designed Moraine Farm, he didn't plot out an adventure-based ropes course. Or make room for school... more

    + 1 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

Looking for fun things to do and see in Massachusetts?

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