Fall is the perfect time for long hikes through the woods – it’s warm enough that your toes won’t freeze and cool enough that the chocolate in your trail mix won’t melt. Plus, there’s plenty of colorful fall foliage to enjoy. If you think you need to travel to New Hampshire or western Massachusetts to go for a long hike, think again! The Buzzards Bay region is home to many trails that stretch for miles. Here are 10 places close to home where you can take a five-mile hike or longer.
Nothing says fall in the Buzzards Bay region quite like the annual cranberry harvest. As the leaves change colors each autumn, local cranberry bogs glow red with ripe berries that float on the surface of flooded bogs, ready to be harvested.
Most cranberry bogs are privately owned, and are best viewed as you drive down local roads. But there are a few public spots where you can get a close-up view of a cranberry bog.
We’ve highlighted 13 local trails where you can take a walk by a cranberry bog. Check out one of these spots this fall and enjoy the view!
Watching a colorful sunset over the water is one of the best things about living by Buzzards Bay. Sunsets are beautiful all year long, but there’s something about the cool, clear air of fall that makes them especially great.
To celebrate the start of fall, we’ve compiled a list of 10 spectacular spots to watch the sun set over Buzzards Bay. Many of these places are on Buzzards Bay’s Cape Cod shore, which enjoys a westerly view. But even along the South Coast, you can find lots of fantastic locations to watch the sun sink into the Bay.
Explore rolling pine-and-oak woods by the edge of Bourne’s Little Bay on the network of trails at Monks Park.
Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.