Things to Do

There are so many ways you can discover Buzzards Bay. Lace up your boots and go for a hike, or get on your bike and ride for miles. Launch your boat into the water for a sail or a row, or paddle along a quiet salt marsh in a kayak. Cast a line off your favorite pier, or dig for clams in the shallows. Whether on land or on the water, you’ll find an outdoor activity to love on Buzzards Bay.

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Bicycling
Bicycling

Wherever you ride, you’ll discover hidden gems across southeastern Massachusetts on a bike.

Birding & Wildlife Observation
Birding & Wildlife Observation

Grab a pair of binoculars and seek out the special birds and fascinating wildlife that live in our region.

Boating
Boating

Through sailing, rowing, and powerboating, you can discover a whole new world out on the water.

Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing

There's no better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than by cross-country skiing through peaceful winter woods and fields.

Dog Walking
Dog Walking

Get some fresh air and exercise with your four-legged friend at one of these dog-friendly parks, trails, and beaches.

Freshwater Fishing
Freshwater Fishing

From young beginners to experts, anglers of all ages will enjoy freshwater fishing in our local ponds and streams.

Hiking & Walking
Hiking & Walking

One of the best ways for you to explore our region is also one of the simplest: take a hike!

Paddling
Paddling

From calm ponds to sandy shores, Buzzards Bay offers so many great places to kayak, canoe, and paddleboard.

Saltwater Fishing
Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater fishing on Buzzards Bay is fun for all ages, and it's easy for anybody to give it a try!

Shellfishing
Shellfishing

People have been catching quahogs, blue crabs, lobsters, and bay scallops here for centuries – and you can, too!

Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing

When the snow falls, don’t stay indoors – grab a pair of snowshoes and take to the trails!

Swimming
Swimming

Whether you prefer salty waves or calm, sheltered coves, you can find a swimming spot that you’ll love on Buzzards Bay.

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

Featured Adventures

25 ADA-accessible outdoor places around Buzzards Bay

There’s still a lot of progress to be made to improve the region’s outdoor places so everybody can discover Buzzards Bay, regardless of their physical ability.

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How to explore the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve

The Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve has something for everyone to enjoy, but its large size and relatively remote location can be a bit daunting. Here are some tips and suggestions to help you discover this wonderfully wild place.

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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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