Discover Buzzards Bay

It’s your Bay, so get outside and enjoy it! From hiking and biking to fishing and paddling, you can discover Buzzards Bay at dozens of parks, trails, and beaches near you. Explore your favorite outdoor spot with friends and family, or attend an outdoor event and try a new adventure. Whatever your fancy, you’ll find it here on Buzzards Bay.

Things To Do This Fall

10 hikes over 5 miles to explore in southeastern Massachusetts

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.

13 scenic cranberry bog walks in the Buzzards Bay region

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!

10 spectacular spots to watch the sunset over Buzzards Bay

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.

Things To Do

Places To Go This Fall

Monks Park

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

Destruction Brook Woods

Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.

Aucoot Woods: White Eagle Parcel

Explore a Marion cranberry bog that has been actively cultivated for over 80 years, with stunning views of woods and wetlands.

Upcoming Events

Ugly Sweater Hike – Acushnet Sawmill
Sat, December 17
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Acushnet Sawmill,
Holiday Crafternoon!
Fri, December 16
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Onset Bay Center,

Featured Adventures

Coalition members share 14 of their favorite places on Buzzards Bay

To kick off summer, our members shared 14 of their favorite places: harbors, beaches, trails, and all the other fantastic spots where people like you can discover Buzzards Bay summer long.

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Six stunning cycling routes on quiet country roads

Buzzards Bay is a bicyclist’s dream. From Little Compton, R.I., to Falmouth, MA, cyclists will find plenty of routes to excite the senses—views of verdant farms and quaint villages, the tang of salt air along coastal beaches and salt marshes,  and the deep quiet of peaceful woodlands and backroads.

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30 places to discover in 30 days around the Bay

Discover Buzzards Bay is celebrating the hundreds of public reserves and outdoor spaces that are open for enjoyment. During the month of April, we plan to highlight one preserve each day, pointing out places where you can get outside while following social distancing guidelines.

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