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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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Mattapoisett Town Beach
Mattapoisett Town Beach

In the heart of this quiet waterfront village, Mattapoisett Town Beach offers sandy shores and picturesque harbor views.

Mattapoisett Town Landing
Mattapoisett Town Landing

Take a scenic paddle on Mattapoisett Harbor and the mouth of the Mattapoisett River from Mattapoisett Town Landing.

McBratney Reserve
McBratney Reserve

Don’t let this Dartmouth reserve's small size fool you – it's full of interesting natural features, like a cultivated blueberry patch.

Megansett Beach
Megansett Beach

With its wide expanse of sand, Megansett Beach is a great spot for Falmouth residents to sit and watch sailboats on the harbor.

Megansett Harbor Landing
Megansett Harbor Landing

For boaters on Cape Cod, Megansett Harbor Landing in North Falmouth is an awesome gateway to Buzzards Bay.

Monks Park
Monks Park

Explore rolling pine-and-oak woods by the edge of Bourne’s Little Bay on the network of trails at Monks Park.

Monument Beach
Monument Beach

For a full day of swimming, boating, and playing by the Bay, look no further than Monument Beach in Bourne.

Munn Preserve
Munn Preserve

For a leisurely walk out to one of Buzzards Bay’s quietest coves, look no further than the Munn Preserve in Mattapoisett.

Myles Standish State Forest
Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation's 200 acres of coastal forests in Mattapoisett are a treasure for all ages.

Ned’s Point
Ned’s Point

Swim, picnic, and play in the shadow of Mattapoisett’s Ned’s Point Lighthouse at this town-owned park and beach.

Nestles Lane Conservation Area
Nestles Lane Conservation Area

This wooded conservation area on Nestles Lane in Acushnet offers local residents a lovely walk along mossy stone walls.

New Bedford CoveWalk
New Bedford CoveWalk

Stroll along a creative connection of nature, community, and art on the CoveWalk, part of The Blue Lane in New Bedford.

New Bedford Harbor Walk
New Bedford Harbor Walk

Experience bustling New Bedford Harbor from up high on the New Bedford Harbor Walk, a paved walking and bike path.

New Bedford Reservoir
New Bedford Reservoir

Known by locals as "Lake Street," the New Bedford Reservoir in Acushnet is a peaceful destination for fishing and paddling.

North Water Street Beach
North Water Street Beach

A short walk from Onset Village, North Water Street Beach offers spectacular sunset views over Broad Cove.

Oakdale Beach
Oakdale Beach

Launch a canoe or kayak and explore Marion’s scenic Hammett Cove from the beach at Oakdale Avenue.

Old Landing Wharf
Old Landing Wharf

Water-loving Marion residents can begin a day of boating or kayaking from Old Landing Wharf on Sippican Harbor.

Old Silver Beach
Old Silver Beach

For a classic sandy beach to enjoy in summer, Old Silver Beach in Falmouth is a top destination on Buzzards Bay.

Onset Beach
Onset Beach

Families flock to kid-friendly Onset Beach in Wareham thanks to its protected waters, beautiful scenery, and central location.

Onset Boat Ramp
Onset Boat Ramp

Launch your vessel into the waters of Onset Bay from the newly renovated Onset Boat Ramp in Wareham.

Parsons Reserve
Parsons Reserve

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

Paskamansett Landing
Paskamansett Landing

Paskamansett Landing is an oasis of nature and history in the urban center of North Dartmouth.

Paskamansett Park
Paskamansett Park

With a canoe launch, picnic table, and bench by the river, Paskamansett Park is a peaceful streamside setting.

Pease Park
Pease Park

Located on the busy shores of inner New Bedford Harbor, Pease Park in Fairhaven offers vessels a place to launch.

Peirson Woods
Peirson Woods

Marion's Peirson Woods has an observation platform where you can view sailboats, salt marshes, and sea birds on the water.

Peterson Farm
Peterson Farm

Discover one of Cape Cod’s oldest farms at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, which offers miles of trails through fields and forest.

Phoenix Bike Trail
Phoenix Bike Trail

The 4.5-mile paved Phoenix Bike Trail is a gateway to Fairhaven's coastal forests and salt marshes.

Planting Island Beach
Planting Island Beach

Planting Island Beach’s rugged, rocky shoreline offers a panoramic view of Sippican Harbor and Buzzards Bay.

Pocasset River Boat Ramp
Pocasset River Boat Ramp

Discover Bourne’s vibrant waterways by small boat or paddlecraft from this small boat ramp on the Pocasset River.

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Tue, May 01 -
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Dartmouth
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