Any of the North American box turtles do well in MA during the summer, mine will be living outdoors shortly, they can stay out until late October usually (I live in MA too).
Ornates like it a little warmer and dryer, but still need moist substrate to burrow in if they wish.
:I'm looking for some info on box turtles. I live in :Massachusetts so I can not legally possess Easterns. :I am wondering which species/sub-species would do best outdoors :in the New England summer. I'd like to try to breed them too.