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Family fun on the Boston Harbor Islands Cape Cod National Seashore Biking Cape Ann A day in the Wellfleet Sanctuary
 
  Family fun on the Boston Harbor Islands
Give your kids the thrill of a ferry ride and enjoy a summer of free activities on the Harbor Islands!
Cost: $10 per
person
Duration: Full day
The Cape Cod National Seashore

If you like loneliness, the sea, the sun and hours of walking on infinite beaches, this is THE place to hike.

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
  Cape Ann

Tour the rocky shores of the Cape on this route that leads you through Gloucester, Rockport and to multiple vistas over the ocean.

Cost: $25 (bike
rental)
Duration: Full day
A day in the Wellfleet Sanctuary

A day out in the sun through saltwater wetlands up to a barrier beach

Cost: $5 per person
Duration: Full day
         
  The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary Direct Route to Mount Monadnock Harbor Islands Mount Liberty
 
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
  The Direct Route to Mount Monadnock

Mount Monadnock is an Alp-like experience. This trek takes you to the summit relatively easily – you will be proud you made it once up there!

Cost: $3 per person
Duration: Full day
Harbor Islands

The best kept secret of the US National Parks – enjoy a castaway experience 30 minutes from downtown Boston . . . by boat!

Cost: $10 per
person
Duration: Half-day/
full day
  Mount Liberty

New Hampshire's White Mountains at their best: A long hike up a big mountain – you will be rewarded with an incredible view when you finally emerge in the sun with the world at your feet.

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
         
  Misery Islands Rock Climbing Course The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills Reservation Intro to Kayaking
 
  Misery Islands

Two small rugged islands with great beaches and fewer visitors than the Boston Harbor Islands. No house, no power, no water . . . castaway atmosphere guaranteed!

Cost: $5 per person
Duration: Half-day/
full day
Rock Climbing Course

With this EMS class, stop being a spectator, and become one of those spider men (or women) that people watch with envy on rocky walls.

Cost: From $160
per person
Duration: Full day
  The Skyline Trail at Blue Hills Reservation

Get a feel for what it means to be really tired after a full day of hiking . . . Only 30 minutes from Boston!

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/full day
Introduction to Sea Kayaking

Have you stood on the shore and seen paddlers in the distance, exploring coastal islands and secret coves? Become one of them!

Cost: $115 per
person
Duration: Full day
         
  The Great Island Tour The Cape Cod Ride Canoeing on the Ipswich River The Lexington Loop
 
The Great Island Tour

A gorgeous hike that is worth a day trip to the Cape

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
The Cape Cod Ride

Cape Cod is a biker's paradise, and this ride is the best way to discover it all!

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
Canoeing on the Ipswich River

No experience necessary for this day out paddling through a preserved landscape

Cost: $30
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
         
  Middlesex Fells Reservation The Big One at Mt. Monadnock Noanet Peak Picnic at Larz Anderson Park
 
  The Skyline Trail at Middlesex Fells Reservation

Where else could you spend a full day hiking across woods, boulder and ponds . . . 15 minutes from downtown boston?

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/
full day
The Big One at Mount Monadnock

Mount Monadnock is an Alp-like experience. This trek takes you to the summit relatively easily – you will be proud you made it once up there!

Cost: $3 per person
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
Picnic at Larz Anderson park

Soak up the sun and fly your kite above the skyline of Boston

Cost: Free
Duration: Half-day/
full day
         
         
  The Reservations Ride A day at Houghton's Pond Biking around Newport Hiking to Mount Wachusett's Summit
 
The Reservations Ride

A 20-mile ride that will take you to no less than six nature reservations

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
  A day at Houghton's Pond

A great place that has something for everyone in the family…

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
Biking around Newport

Biking is the best way to discover or re-discover the sailing capital of the world!

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
Hiking to Mount Wachusett's Summit

An hour away from Boston, a challenging full-day hike to explore the Wachusett ski area

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
         
  Hiking around Cape Cod's Lieutenant Island      
 
  Hiking around Cape Cod's Lieutenant Island

An adventurous hike away from the crowds - and you may even bring your swimsuit!

Cost: $5
Duration: Full day
     
         

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