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Escape to Tully Lake Campground Camping in Wompatuck State Park Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
 
  Escape to Tully Lake Campground
Experience the serenity of off-the-beaten track camping – like taking a dip in the lake before breakfast or paddling to your site!
Cost: $20 per night
Duration: Weekend/
Overnight
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 Brool Farm Walking at Bradley Palmer State Park The Litchfield Loop
 
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

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 Case Estates Camping in Harold Parker State Forest
 
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
Enjoy a weekend in the great outdoors and pitch your tent in this magnificent forest.
Cost: $12 per night
Duration: Weekend
       
  Hiking in Myes Standish State Forest Noanet Peak The Lexington Loop
 
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
 
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: $1 per person
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 Drumlin Farm The Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
 
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 sanctuaries . . . for rent!

Cost: $30 per night
Duration: Weekend
  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 Audubonís largest sanctuaries, perfect for a long hike through woods, meadows and wetlands in complete solitude

Cost: $4
Duration: Full day
 
  The Minuteman Trail Canoeing on the Ipswich River Hale Reservation
 
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
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
  Hale Reservation
This is Boston's best kept secret for hiking. Miles of trails without the crowds!
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
 
  Relaxing at the Pierce House in Lincoln The Reservations Ride Cross-country biking in the Willowdale forest
 
Relaxing at the Pierce House in Lincoln

A quiet park in a preserved environment to get away from the city

Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
  The Reservations Ride

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

Cost: Free
Duration: Full day
Cross-country biking in the Willowdale forest

A great ride on easy and fast trails, accessible to bikers of all levels, through open fields and dense forested areas

Cost: Free
Duration: Half day
 
  The Lincoln Walk Bike - or hike - at Whitney & Thayer Woods  
 
The Lincoln Walk
A great walk around farming land and even a vineyard!
Cost: Free
Duration: A few
hours
Bike - or hike - at Whitney & Thayer Woods

Whether on bike or on foot, ten miles of trails are awaiting you in a little-known reservation near Hingham

Cost: Free
Duration: Few
hours
 
 

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