Discover Buzzards Bay

It’s your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! From hiking and biking to fishing and paddling, you can discover Buzzards Bay at dozens of parks, trails, and beaches near you. Explore your favorite outdoor spot with friends and family, or attend an outdoor event and try a new adventure. Whatever your fancy, you’ll find it here on Buzzards Bay.

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Things To Do This Spring

13 places around Buzzards Bay to discover a vernal pool this spring

As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find particularly special – vernal pools. Learn what a vernal pool is and where you can see one this spring.

12 spots around Buzzards Bay for awesome spring striper fishing

In April and May, striped bass begin to return to our shores – and so do the anglers who love to catch them. Try your hand at catching a striper, tautog, or scup this spring at one of these hotspots.

35 dog-walking destinations to discover in southeastern Massachusetts

For dog owners, part of the fun of outdoor exploration is having your faithful companion by your side. Here's a list of local places where you and your dog can run, walk, swim, and play.

10 bike paths around Buzzards Bay to ride, walk, jog, or skate

These 10 paved, well-marked paths off the main roads provide everybody with safe places to walk, bike, run, or skate, whether you’re an avid adventurer or just learning how to ride.

Things To Do

Places To Go This Spring

Copicut Woods

Part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, Copicut Woods in Fall River showcases unique natural features.

Kirby Preserve

With a spring vernal pool jam-packed with wildlife, Rochester’s charming Kirby Preserve is truly is a hidden gem to discover.

Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne Town Forest

Explore tranquil ponds, wetlands, and woods at Bourne's Four Ponds Conservation Area and Town Forest in Pocasset.

Upcoming Events

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers: Fishing Fun
Wed, April 25
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Horseshoe Mill,
Wareham
Arbor Day Cleanup at Hamlin Street
Fri, April 27
2:00PM - 5:00PM
White's Factory,
Acushnet
Growing Organically
Sat, April 28
9:30AM - 12:00PM
Wildlands Trust,
Plymouth

Featured Adventures

14 places to learn how to sail on Buzzards Bay this summer

If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

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How (and where) to go geocaching around Buzzards Bay

Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.

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14 peaceful pond walks to discover around Buzzards Bay this winter

When you stop to appreciate the view, remember that all of these ponds are somehow linked to Buzzards Bay: whether through streams, via groundwater, or simply as part of the web of life in our region.

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