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 Winter

Two cold-weather fish to catch around the Bay this season

You may have traded your T-shirt for a parka, but rainbow trout and tautog provide ample reason to stay out on the water.

7 spots to go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing

Snow on your favorite trails provides a great opportunity to try out these fun winter sports.

Our favorite beachcombing spots — and 14 objects to look for

Although beachcombing is a four-season activity, winter storms and quiet beaches make this one of the best times of year to find treasures.

10 places to look for bald eagles in southeastern Massachusetts

In winter, bald eagles migrate away from inland ponds to coastal areas like Buzzards Bay in search of food.

Things To Do

Places To Go This Winter

Destruction Brook Woods

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

Halfway Pond Conservation Area

Discover Plymouth’s peaceful ponds and woodlands by foot or canoe at Halfway Pond Conservation Area.

The Knob

Catch a breathtaking sunset over Buzzards Bay from the protected shores at The Knob in Falmouth.

Upcoming Events

Snow Day Pop-Up Snowshoeing
Wed, January 01 -
Tue, March 31
Buzzards Bay Watershed,
New Bedford
Duck and Winter Bird Walk
Sun, January 26
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Mattapoisett Park & Ride ,
Mattapoisett
Seaside Seal Stroll
Sun, January 26
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Gooseberry Island,
Westport

Featured Adventures

Celebrate the new year by exploring the newest places on Discover Buzzards Bay

This year we added 76 new places to Discover Buzzards Bay, our online tool that helps you find unique and exciting ways to get outdoors.

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Fall and winter fishing around the Bay is “cooler” than you think

The weather is turning chilly, and you’ve replaced your shorts and T-shirt for pants and a parka – but that’s no reason to hang up your fishing pole.

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41 places to enjoy fall foliage in southeastern Massachusetts

Pull on a sweater and get outside to enjoy the best of fall's colors at the these 41 beautiful places around your Bay.

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