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 Spring

9 fun ways to spring back outside as winter ends

As temperatures get warmer and days grow longer, here are nine fun things that you can do outside to get some fresh spring air and celebrate the end of another winter.

15 places to discover the best of winter around Buzzards Bay

With spring comes the sound of songbirds, the sight of colorful flowers, the feeling of warm sunshine—and migratory fish returning to Buzzards Bay’s waters. Here are 10 places where you can spy these silvery swimmers.

10 places to look for bald eagles in southeastern Massachusetts

In April and May, striped bass begin to return to our shores—and so do the fishermen and women who love to catch them.

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Places To Go This Spring

Ridge Hill Reserve

Hilly wooded uplands at this Dartmouth preserve capture the natural spirit of nearby Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve.

The Bogs

In the heart of the Mattapoisett River valley lies The Bogs, an oasis of forests, freshwater swamps, and cranberry bogs.

Bourne Farm

Peek back into West Falmouth's agricultural history with a walk through Bourne Farm's open fields and hilly woodlands.

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Featured Adventures

Seventeen places to see (hear and smell) the signs of spring

The best way to celebrate the spring season is to get outside and savor the re-awakening that is taking place. You’ll find the signs of spring in the woodlands, wetlands, salt marshes, and waters of Buzzards Bay. Here’s a quick list of places you are most likely to spy hopeful signs of the warmer weather that is on its way as well as some pointers on what to look for.

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Taking the time to be mindful in nature can be good for our health

A mindfulness walk can be good for mind, body, and soul. Best of all, it's an activity that can be done at any park or reserve near your home.

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Planning to get outside more in 2021?

In 2021, people are setting New Year's resolutions that center on celebrating nature in the thousands of acres of open space preserved for public access from Sakonnet Point and Westport to Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Cuttyhunk.

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