Holiday Gift Guide Part 2

For the people in your life who like to stay active and engaged in the great outdoors, find a home that suits their lifestyle.

For the Athlete

Holiday Gift Guide Athlete
Left: Property ID: MA2245 | Listed by Abby White; Right: Property ID: MA1892 | Listed by Jay Boyle

In the winter, you can cross-country ski across the acres of fields from 712 Monument Street. In the summer, tie up your canoe or kayak down along the banks of the Concord River.

At the classic shingle-style mansion in Dedham, you could spend the day doing laps in the pool or working out in the exercise room. Or head down to your covered ice hockey rink to skate or play.

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For the Boater

Holiday Gift Guide Boating
Clockwise from Top Left: Property ID: ME1400 | Listed by Story Litchfield; Property ID: MA2408 | Listed by Terry Boyle; Property ID: MA2374 | Listed by Joanna Dresser; Property ID: RI0089 | Listed by Terry Boyle

Tie up, weigh anchor, or store your boat in your own backyard. Along with Quarry Point’s deep-water dock and boat ramp, there’s also a heated barn perfect for boat storage.

On Duxbury Harbor, enjoy the views from inside your home or from the deck of your boat.

Live the Cape lifestyle without having to deal with the traffic at this waterfront enclave with 550 feet of water frontage.

Enjoy access to Sakonnet River and Narragansett Bay from this Royal Barry Wills colonial on Nanaquaket Peninsula.

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For the Fisherman

Holiday Gift Guide
Left: Property ID: MA2129 | Listed by Slater Anderson; Property ID: MA2160 | Listed by Lanse Robb; Property ID: ME1461 | Listed by Joseph Sortwell

Cuttyhunk Island has long been a premier New England fishing destination. After a day out on the water, bring your haul home to post-and-beam style residence.

If fly fishing is more to your taste, catch stripers from Boardman Avenue, a contemporary home with sweeping views of a salt marsh.

This is the property for the person in your life who loves spending time on the water. Ram Island sits just off the mainland in Wheeler Bay. Imagine the fishing you could do off these rocky shores.

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For the Golfer

Holiday Gift Guide Golfing
Left: Property ID: MA2489 | Listed by Joanna Dresser; Right: Property ID: MA2416 | Listed by J. Stanley Edwards

Just behind this Bay Club residence is a Par 71 championship golf course, designed by PGA Tour Professional, Brad Faxon. Hone in on your skills at the 10-acre practice facility with a driving range, putting green, and teaching area.

At 171 Littleton County Road, set up your own indoor golf practice room for when the weather doesn’t cooperate.

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For the Farmer

Holiday Gift Guide Farming
Clockwise from Top Left: Property ID: VT0934 | Listed by Wade Weathers; Property ID: MA2377 | Listed by Keith Ross; Property ID: MA2434 | Listed by Nicole M. Monahan; Property ID: MA2326 | Listed by Ruth Kennedy Sudduth

In the southern Champlain Valley near Middlebury lies this family retreat/gentleman’s farm on over 590 acres. Along with the renovated main residence, there are several post-and-beam barns across the property.

In Hardwick, a quintessentially New England property surrounded by stone walls has over 350 acres with hayfields, forest, and pastures.

Along the Essex River, Blue Sky Farm is an iconic property with its shingled farmhouse and red barn, complete with a dock for your boating needs, making this one for the boater and fisherman as well!

In Carlisle, a classic 18th-century farmstead is surrounded by huge level fields on 124 acres.

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For the Skier

Holiday Gift Guide Skiing
From Left to Right: Property ID: VT0875 | Listed by Story Jenks; Property ID: NY0322 | Listed by Vincent McClelland; Property ID: MA2184 | Listed by Cindy Welch

Watch people navigate the trails over on Stratton Mountain from the comfort of your home. When you’re ready to get out there yourself, ski over eight miles of engineered trails on the property at Camp Endo.

In the heart of the Adirondack High Peaks is a private retreat spanning two mountain tops. Along with the alpine trails, there are also trails for cross-country skiing, 4-wheeling, and snowmobiling.

This Berkshires home seems to have been picked up from Jackson Hole and relocated to this 72-acre property, minutes from skiing in Williamstown.

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For the Equestrian

Holiday Gift Guide Equestrian1
Clockwise from Top Left: Property ID: NY0367 | Listed by Cindy Welch; Property ID: NH0508 | Listed by Kristin Hayes Claire; Property ID: VT0627 | Listed by Story Jenks; Property ID: ME1362 | Listed by Story Litchfield; Property ID: ME1634 | Listed by Terry Sortwell

Don’t let the name fool you, the Old Chatham Sheepherders’ Estate, is also the perfect equestrian property. There are 207 acres to roam and it’s on one of hunt country’s finest land parcels.

Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, a prominent Amherst Village residence has several grass paddocks, a 10-stall barn, and a 70’ x 144’ indoor arena on 12 acres.

On Birch Tree Farm in Vermont, not only do you have 468 acres of your own to explore, but the property is also connected via carriage trails to the Green Mountain Horse Association trail network.

This 1770s home in Maine also has a two-story barn overlooking a saltwater cove.

Over at Sleepy Hollow Farm, over 500 acres of private farmland has been lovingly maintained. The perfect place to go riding!

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If you missed, Part 1 of our Holiday Gift Guide, click here. Stay tuned for Part 3 to discover the perfect home for every lifestyle and setting.