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

6 signs of spring in the Buzzards Bay region: Ospreys, river herring, and more

It’s time to put this winter in the record books! Spring has finally arrived – snow is melting and signs of the changing season will soon begin to spring up everywhere. From sprouting ferns to the arrival of new wildlife, look out for these six signs of spring and feel your winter woes melt away!

35 dog-walking destinations to discover in southeastern Massachusetts

For dog owners, part of the fun of outdoor exploration is having their faithful companion by your side. If you and your four-legged friend are itching to get some fresh air and exercise, then check out our favorite dog-friendly trails around the Buzzards Bay region.

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

With spring just around the corner, everyone is on the lookout for signs of the season. As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find especially special – vernal pools. But what’s a vernal pool, and where can you see one?

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 fishermen and women who love to catch them. If you want to try your hand at catching a striper, tog, or scup this spring, read on for some tips on where to go and what you’ll find!

Things To Do

Places To Go This Spring

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

Parsons Reserve

Known for its stunning daffodil field, Parsons Reserve in Dartmouth holds many more beautiful surprises in its woods.

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

If you want to take an easygoing, scenic bike ride, look no further than the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway in Bourne.

Upcoming Events

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers: Signs of Spring
Wed, April 26
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Westgate Conservation Area,
2nd Annual FALTP Trail Cleanup
Sat, April 29
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Shipyard Farm,
Monthly Trail Run
Sat, April 29
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Wildlands Trust Headquarters,

Featured Adventures

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.

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If you love Buzzards Bay, then pick up one of these 9 books

When winter’s chill settles in, you can still discover Buzzards Bay through books devoted to the Bay’s wildlife, ecology, people, and culture.

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10 places to look for bald eagles in southeastern Massachusetts

After their brush with extinction in the 20th century, bald eagles are beginning to return to the Buzzards Bay region, soaring over ponds, rivers, and salt marshes from Fall River to Falmouth.

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