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

10 great spots for early winter snowshoeing and skiing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing opportunities don’t come along too often on the South Coast, so when the snow piles up, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to dust off the skis or snowshoes and go explore the beauty and peace of the woods in winter.

Clear and bright: winter brings excellent conditions for stargazing

When the days grow short, nature offers consolation: an amazing light show that takes place every clear evening. It’s a display that can inspire awe and impart a sense of peace for those who take the time to look. And best of all, it’s free, apart from the psychic cost of venturing out into the chill of the evening.

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

The leaves have fallen, 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.

Things To Do

Places To Go This Winter

Fort Taber Park

With a sandy beach, bike path, and fishing pier, Fort Taber Park offers sweeping Buzzards Bay views steeped in history.

Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail

A natural oasis hidden in the North End of New Bedford, Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail takes visitors on a tour of forest life.

Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Upcoming Events

Duck Walk at Fort Taber
Sun, January 23
8:00AM
Fort Taber,
New Bedford
Night Hike and Stargazing
Mon, January 24
6:00PM - 7:00PM
Lyman's Reserve,
Plymouth

Featured Adventures

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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10 great spots for early winter snowshoeing and skiing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provide the perfect way to get out in the snow and enjoy the wintry woodlands of the Buzzards Bay watershed during those fleeting days when the forests are draped in white.

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Clear and bright: winter brings excellent conditions for stargazing

When the days grow short, nature offers consolation: an amazing light show that takes place every clear evening. Winter is a fantastic time for stargazing here in New England.

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