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The Buzzards Bay region is home to hundreds of places where you can explore the outdoors. Head to a park or conservation area and take to the trails on a hike through fields, forests, and salt marshes. Hit the beach on a sunny summer afternoon, or launch your boat into the water for a fun day of cruising on the waves. No matter where you are, you’ll find a fantastic place in your community to discover Buzzards Bay.

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Adamsville Landing
Adamsville Landing

This quiet boat launch in Westport is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure on the Westport River West Branch.

Agawam River Trail
Agawam River Trail

The Agawam River Trail in East Wareham offers a peaceful stroll, vistas of the Agawam River, and a paddling launch.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Dartmouth protects a delicate coastal ecosystem and provides a top-notch spot for birding.

Apponagansett Park
Apponagansett Park

Apponagansett Park in South Dartmouth is a fun summertime destination that truly offers something for everybody.

Arthur F. Dias Town Landing
Arthur F. Dias Town Landing

The Arthur F. Dias Town Landing provides boaters with easy access to beautiful Apponagansett Bay in South Dartmouth.

Barlows Landing
Barlows Landing

Whether you’re ready to go boating, paddling, or swimming, you’ll find a place to play at Barlows Landing in Bourne.

Besse Park
Besse Park

Besse Park’s sport fishing pier in Wareham Center is a hotspot for local anglers looking for stripers and snapper blues.

Betty’s Neck
Betty’s Neck

Betty’s Neck in Lakeville offers miles of secluded trails and expansive freshwater views in the heart of the protected Assawompset Pond Complex.

Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp
Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp

The deep, clear waters of Big Sandy Pond in Plymouth are a delight for freshwater anglers.

Birch Island Conservation Area
Birch Island Conservation Area

Birch Island in Wareham isn’t actually an island. But with river views in every direction, you might mistake it for one!

Bourne Recreation Area
Bourne Recreation Area

Bourne Recreation Area is a gateway to fishing, walking, and bicycling along scenic Cape Cod Canal.

Bourne Sisters Woodland
Bourne Sisters Woodland

Discover quiet, hilly woods that feel forgotten by time at Bourne Sisters Woodland in Bourne.

Brainard Marsh
Brainard Marsh

Take a short, scenic walk to the sandy shores of the Weweantic River at Brainard Marsh in Marion.

Brandt Island Cove District
Brandt Island Cove District

Discover spectacular coastal scenery among protected woods and wetlands at Brandt Island Cove District in Mattapoisett.

Brooklawn Park
Brooklawn Park

Located in the urban North End of New Bedford, Brooklawn Park is refuge for local residents seeking some fresh air.

Buttonwood Park
Buttonwood Park

Known as the “crown jewel” of New Bedford, Buttonwood Park is an oasis of nature and recreation in the city.

Buzzards Bay Recreation Area
Buzzards Bay Recreation Area

Explore the Cape Cod Canal from Buzzards Bay Recreation Area in Bourne, located at the foot of the iconic railroad bridge.

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway
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.

Carter Beal Conservation Area
Carter Beal Conservation Area

From the fish ladder to the glacial moraine, explore Bourne's natural history at Carter Beal Conservation Area.

Chapoquoit Beach
Chapoquoit Beach

“Chappy,” as locals call Chapoquoit Beach in Falmouth, is a sandy, secluded spot far from Cape Cod's crowds.

Charles R. Washburn Memorial Park
Charles R. Washburn Memorial Park

Marion’s popular Washburn Park hearkens back to the historic town common where locals can walk and play.

Cherry & Webb Beach
Cherry & Webb Beach

With rolling waves and a long, sandy shoreline, Cherry & Webb Beach is a favorite summer destination for Westport residents.

Church Wildlife Conservation Area
Church Wildlife Conservation Area

With a cozy picnic table nestled in a grove of trees, Church Wildlife Conservation Area in Rochester is a lovely picnic spot.

Church’s Beach
Church’s Beach

Take an island excursion to Cuttyhunk and discover Church's Beach, a Buzzards Bay paradise with crystal-clear waters.

Church’s Field
Church’s Field

Hunt for remnants of an old settlement among fields and forest along the Mattapoisett River at Church's Field in Rochester.

Copicut Woods
Copicut Woods

As part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, this 516-acre property in Fall River showcases unique natural features.

Cornell Farm
Cornell Farm

The idyllic pastures and sweeping salt marsh views at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth will captivate nature lovers of every age.

Davis Park
Davis Park

With its short trail through the forest, Davis Park in Acushnet is perfect for a brief escape to nature.

Delano Memorial Forest
Delano Memorial Forest

An easy walking trail circles through peaceful Delano Memorial Forest, passing by the placid waters of the Sippican River.

Demarest Lloyd State Park
Demarest Lloyd State Park

Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth is a true gem for beachgoers, explorers, and Buzzards Bay lovers of all ages.

Upcoming Events

Bobolink Walk
Thu, June 22
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Allens Neck Trailhead,
Dartmouth
Yoga at the Stone Barn
Fri, June 23
9:00AM - 10:30AM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Stone Barn Farm,
Dartmouth
Buzzards Bay Swim
Sat, June 24
6:00AM - 11:00AM
The Edge Seafood & Lounge,
New Bedford

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