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The Minuteman Trail Wompatuck State Park Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Great Brook Farm
  The Minuteman Trail
Walk in the footsteps of the Patriots (the real ones) on a truly outstanding trail. A great place to enjoy nature and bring kids.
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours

 

Camping in Wompatuck State Park

How much closer to Boston can you get? The best place for a quick getaway in the great outdoors!

Cost: $10 per night
Duration: Weekend
  Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

One of the most spectacular ways to come close to wildlife while enjoying a great walk

Cost:Free
Duration: A few
hours
Great Brook Farm

A very nice place to see farm animals and take a walk across woods and pasture

Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours
       
Walking at Bradley Palmer State Park
The Litchfield Loop
Hiking around the Mount Misery in Lincoln
Case Estates
  Walking at Bradley Palmer State Park

This is one of the few places in Massachusetts when you can walk across open fields and sit on the grass to soak up sun. Ready to go?

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours/half day
The Litchfield Loop

A great place to walk through open fields and get a glimpse of an operating farm

Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours

 

  Hiking around the Mount Misery in Lincoln

A great opportunity to enjoy the peace of the countryside less than 30 minutes from Boston

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day
Case Estates

Sit on the grass, watch birds, listen to nature's sound, dream, feel relaxed

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
       
Camping in Harold Parker State Forest Hiking in Myes Standish State Forest
Walking - Cape Ann
  Camping in Harold Parker State Forest

Enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors and pitch your tent in this magnificent forest.

Cost: $10 per night
Duration: Weekend
Hiking in Myles Standish State Forest

What about hiking in the largest public forest in Massachu-setts? Miles of trails await you among pines and oaks. A true hiking adventure, with the real risk of getting lost.

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
  Noanet Peak

This is Boston's best-kept secret for hiking, less than an hour away from the city.

Cost: Free
Duration: Full-day
The Lexington Loop

This 30-mile ride brings you to one of the most picturesque landscapes in all New England.

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
       
Codman Farm Bradley Palmer State Park
The Acorn Trail
Innermost House
  Codman Farm

Cows and sheep for the kids, a farmer's market for mom and dad… Where else to start your weekend under the sun?

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Bradley Palmer State Park

A wading pool for the kids and trails to explore the outdoors. What else to wish to spend a great afternoon?

Cost: Free
Duration: Half
day/full day
  The Acorn Trail

A surprisingly challenging trail in a preserved area, mixing fields and woodlands for a good workout in the great outdoors

Cost: $2
Duration: A few
hours
Innermost House in Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Have you already dreamed of spending a night in the complete solitude of a wildlife sanctuary? Innermost House is a lonely cabin in the largest of Massachusetts Audubon's largest sanctuaries . . . for rent!

Cost: $30 per nigh
Duration: Weekend
       
Drumlin Farm The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
   
  Drumlin Farm

When was the last time you brought your kids to a real farm? Drumlin farm is a great place to reconnect with rural life and see children books' animals including cows and pigs

Cost: $6 adults;
$4 children 3–12
and seniors
Duration: A few
hours/half day
The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

This is one Mass Audubon’s largest sanctuaries, perfect for a long hike through woods, meadows and wetlands in complete solitude

Cost: $4
Duration: Full day
   
 

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