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Get ready to hit the road! The Buzzards Bay region offers spectacular views that are best enjoyed on two wheels. Cruise down country roads on a long, leisurely ride, or explore a local bike path with your kids. You can even practice your mountain biking skills at one of several trails. And if you really love cycling, you can bike for clean water at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride. Wherever you ride, you’ll discover hidden gems across southeastern Massachusetts on a bike.

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flat trail through the forest at Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area in Middleborough
Rocky Gutter Street, Middleborough, MA
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Take a wild adventure through thousands of acres of remote forest and swamp at Rocky Gutter in Middleborough.

Size: 3,178 acres
Parking: Two small unpaved parking areas on either end of Rocky Gutter Street (Purchase Street and France Street); a third small unpaved parking area on Wildlife Area Access Road at Purchase Street and Faye Avenue
Facilities: None
Saulnier Memorial Bike trail along Clarks Cove in the South End of New Bedford
Rodney French Boulevard, New Bedford, MA 02744
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With spectacular open-water views, the Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail is the best route to tour New Bedford's scenic South End.

Size: 3.5 miles
Parking: Large paved parking lots at Hazelwood Park, Fort Taber Park, and East Beach; small paved parking area at New Bedford Harbor Walk; street parking along East Rodney French Boulevard and West Rodney French Boulevard
Facilities: Bicycle Rack, Restrooms (seasonal), Trash
Shining Sea Bikeway through a salt marsh in Falmouth
Falmouth, MA 02556
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Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.

Size: 10.7 miles
Parking: Gravel parking areas on County Road, Old Dock Road, Depot Avenue, Woods Hole Road, and Oyster Pond Road
Facilities: Restrooms (portable), Picnic Tables, Trash
freshwater swamp at The Bogs in autumn
138 Acushnet Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739
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In the heart of the Mattapoisett River valley lies The Bogs, an oasis of forests, freshwater swamps, and cranberry bogs.

Size: 212 acres
Parking: Small gravel parking area on Acushnet Road
Facilities: None
Cape Cod Canal Railroad Bridge from Tidal Flats Recreation Area in Bourne
33 Canal Service Rd., Bourne, MA 02532
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Explore the Cape Cod Canal from Tidal Flats Recreation Area in Bourne, located at the foot of the iconic railroad bridge.

Parking: Two medium-sized paved parking areas
Facilities: Trash, Picnic Table, Restrooms (seasonal)
vernal pool at the Woodcock Preserve in Mattapoisett
32 Long Plain Rd., Mattapoisett, MA 02739
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Tinkhamtown Woodlands and neighboring Woodcock Preserve include over 100 acres in the Mattapoisett River Reserve.

Size: 107 acres
Parking: Small gravel parking area on Long Plain Road
Facilities: None
the remnants of a former mill on Tinkham Pond in Mattapoisett
Acushnet Road, Mattapoisett, MA 02739
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History and nature abound at Tripps Mill, a scenic trail and fishing spot on Tinkham Pond in Mattapoisett.

Size: 212 acres
Parking: Small gravel parking area on Acushnet Road
Facilities: None
woman walking on a trail at the Watuppa Reservation in Fall River
2929 Blossom Rd., Westport, MA 02790
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Part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, Watuppa Reservation is a gateway to a vast expanse of protected forests.

Size: 4,800 acres
Parking: Medium-sized gravel parking areas on Blossom Road south of reservation headquarters and on Indian Town Road at Copicut Woods
Facilities: Bicycle Rack
trail along Nasketucket Bay at West Island State Reservation
163 Fir St., Fairhaven, MA 02719
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West Island State Reservation's pristine coastal habitats offer a natural retreat that outdoor enthusiasts will love.

Size: 338 acres
Parking: Small gravel roadside parking area by trailhead
Facilities: None
two girls holding a pine cone in William Minot Forest
63 Minot Ave., Wareham, MA 02571
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Located next to an elementary school and residential neighborhoods, Minot Forest is a convenient outdoor destination for Wareham residents.

Size: 205 acres
Parking: Large parking lot behind Minot Forest Elementary
Facilities: None

Upcoming Events

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, September 30
Sakonnet Point to Woods Hole,
Falmouth
Post Feast Waddle
Fri, November 24
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Wildlands Trust,
Plymouth
The Great, Big “Walk it Off” Hike
Fri, November 24
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport

Featured Adventures

226 bike for clean water at 11th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Oct. 1

Skies were clear, sunny, and blue as a record 226 cyclists raised over $143,000 for clean water at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 1.

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Marion’s ‘Sail Bags’ cruise around Buzzards Bay for exercise, team spirit, and clean water

For the second year in a row, Will Saltonstall and several of his friends are cycling in the Watershed Ride as members of the team “Sail Bags,” a group of locals with a shared interest in sailing.

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Dartmouth cyclist rides for a cause: ‘Straws Suck’ Watershed Ride team battles single-use plastics

Ann Parson of South Dartmouth is doing something a little different for her third Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride this October: raising awareness of the harmful effects of single-use plastics like straws, coffee pods, and grocery bags on our environment.

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Bike for Clean Water

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Bike for clean water at the 12th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018! Enjoy the scenic landscapes of the South Coast and Cape Cod while raising funds for clean water in Buzzards Bay.

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