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

Greet spring by searching for returning wildlife

This is the time of year to spy osprey, fox babies, spring peepers, salamanders and much more.

12 spots around Buzzards Bay for awesome spring striper fishing

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

How to hike the Falmouth Moraine Trail

Spring's cool, sunny days are a perfect time for a long hike, like this 9-mile walk through Falmouth's ancient glacial landscape.

13 places around Buzzards Bay to discover a vernal pool this spring

Spring rains form temporary woodland pools that host a fascinating array of life. Keep reading to learn what you might find there!

Things To Do

Places To Go This Spring

Wilbour Woods

Explore lush trails beside a woodland river, then grill up a picnic lunch in this beautiful Little Compton forest.

Old Aucoot District

Travel miles of trail through wildflower meadows, coastal forests, and wetlands at Old Aucoot District in Mattapoisett.

Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area

Hike, picnic, or bird watch among some of the Cape’s most unusual habitats at this Falmouth preserve.

Upcoming Events

Vernal Pool Virtual Exploration
Mon, April 06
12:00PM
Westport Woods Conservation Park ,
Westport
Junior Bird Club – Osprey Afternoon
Tue, May 05
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Junior Bird Club – Meet the Plovers
Tue, June 02
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary ,
Westport

Featured Adventures

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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20 places around Buzzards Bay to discover a vernal pool this spring

As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find particularly special – vernal pools. Learn what a vernal pool is and where you can see one this spring.

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An expert’s guide to spring fishing on Buzzards Bay

Take advantage of warming waters and hungry migrating fish with these fishing tips from Tom Richardson, creator of New England Boating, New England Fishing, and Explore New England.

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