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Bay Adventures It's your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! The Buzzards Bay Coalition offers unique, exciting outings for adults and families all year long as part of our commitment to connect communities with the outdoors. Our Bay Adventures get you outside to explore the Bay we all love.

Upcoming Bay Adventures

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Family River Discovery Days

Get your whole family outdoors during April vacation week with this series of free river discovery programs. Through fun games and activities, your family will learn about Buzzards Bay's important freshwater ponds and rivers, and the plants and animals that call these places home.

Pond Life Discovery

Wednesday, April 23 • 10-11am

Location

Mary's Pond (Perrys Lane, Rochester)

Cost

Free

Marsh Exploration

Thursday, April 24 • 10-11am

Location

Brainard Marsh (344 Delano Road, Marion)

Cost

Free


Herring Run Bike Tour

Saturday, April 26 • 10-11:30 a.m.

Discover the spring herring run along the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway
Discover the spring herring run along the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway.

Join the Coalition for a leisurely bike ride along the Cape Cod Canal to see the spring river herring run. This fun ride will be a unique way to get a view of the yearly herring migration and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Cape Cod Canal. The ride will be an “out and back” 7-mile round trip route, from the Buzzards Bay Recreation Area (under the railroad bridge) to the Herring Run Recreation Area and back.

Location

Buzzards Bay Recreation Area, Bourne

Cost

Free


Weweantic River Reserve Cleanup

Saturday, May 3 • 10-11:30 a.m.

Join the Coalition’s Commonwealth Corps and AmeriCorps MassLIFT members in a morning of service along the Weweantic River. You’ll help us to make this place even more special by picking up litter and performing trail maintenance. Come ready to get down and dirty! Trash bags will be provided. Please bring your own gloves and dress appropriately.

Location

Horseshoe Mill
(Meet in parking lot at the end of Station Street)

Cost

Free


Itty Bitty Bay Explorers

Wednesdays: May 14, May 21, and May 28 • 10-11 a.m.

Get your little ones to discover the forest, the beach, and the marsh during Itty Bitty Bay Explorers
Get your little ones to discover the forest, the beach, and the marsh during Itty Bitty Bay Explorers.

Get your little ones to discover the outdoors through the Coalition’s Itty Bitty Bay Explorers program, a series of three free outings on Wednesdays in May. Through fun games and hands-on activities, your whole family can learn about Buzzards Bay’s animals, plants and habitats.

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers is recommended for families with young children. We encourage you to attend all three programs, but it is not required. During outdoor exploration days near the water, participants should dress to get wet and sandy/muddy.

Locations

  • Wednesday, May 14: "Forest Exploration" at Bourne Sisters Woodland (approximately 205 County Road, Bourne)
  • Wednesday, May 21: "Salt Marsh Discovery" at Little Sippewissett Marsh (meet at Woodneck Beach, Falmouth)
  • Wednesday, May 28: "Beach Walk Adventure" at Monument Beach (Shore Road, Bourne)

Cost

Free


Fort to Fort Bike Tour

Sunday, May 18 • 10 am-noon

Discover New Bedford Harbor on this scenic guided bike tour from Fort Taber in New Bedford’s South End to Fort Phoenix in Fairhaven. Along the way, Coalition staff will talk about the past, present, and future of the New Bedford Harbor cleanup during stops along the harbor, including a lunch break at beautiful Fort Phoenix. Then we will return to Fort Taber to complete this 12-mile round-trip tour. Bring water and lunch/snacks.

Location

Fort Taber, New Bedford

Cost

Free


Frogs at the Bogs

Friday, May 30 • 7-8pm

Listen to the melodic sounds of frogs and learn a few fun facts about them during this guided night time walk at The Bogs in Mattapoisett.

Location

The Bogs, Mattapoisett

Cost

Free