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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  • Royalston Falls +
    319 saves

    Royalston Falls

    Royalston

  • Purgatory Chasm +
    110 saves

    Purgatory Chasm

    Sutton

  • Doane's Falls +
    66 saves

    Doane's Falls

    Royalston

  • Alan E. Rich Environmental Park +
    27 saves

    Alan E. Rich Environmental Park

    Athol

  • Millers River Blue Trail +
    27 saves

    Millers River Blue Trail

    Athol

  • Swift River Reservation +
    22 saves

    Swift River Reservation

    Petersham

  • Carter & Stevens Farm +
    4 saves

    Carter & Stevens Farm

    Barre

  • Hardwick Covered Bridge

    Hardwick

    Over the Ware River. more

    + 7 saves
  • Rock House Reservation

    West Brookfield

    Built by the glacier and blessed by indigenous tribes who hunted and worshiped here, the cave-like shelter and its surroundings... more

    + 4 saves
  • Tantiusques Reservation

    Sturbridge

    Hike through forested trails and visit the site of a former lead mine used by Native Americans and, later, European... more

    + 2 saves
  • Webster Lake

    Webster

    Indian name is Lake Chargoggagogmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg (longest geographic name in the US; translation: I fish on my side of the lake,... more

    + 2 saves
  • Lanni Orchards Inc

    Lunenburg

    Lanni Orchards, Inc. has been in business for over 50+ yrs. Being operated by the third generation and some of the... more

    + 0 saves
  • Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

    Princeton

    Wachusett Meadow is a former farmstead that offers spectacular scenery and supports abundant wildlife throughout woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Historic... more

    + 0 saves

Outdoor Adventure: It's all here

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