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

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

The vernal equinox has passed; daylight now lasts longer than night. This being New England, some days may feel more like winter, but don’t be fooled. Spring is really here.

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

With spring having just arrived, everyone is on the lookout for signs of the season. As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find particularly special – vernal pools. What’s a vernal pool, and where can you see one? Keep reading to find out!

An expert’s guide to spring fishing on Buzzards Bay

Since childhood, Tom Richardson has associated Buzzards Bay with big fish and exciting angling. He started coming down to Wareham to visit a friend’s summer home in the 1980s, and quickly fell in love with saltwater fishing on Buzzards Bay.

Things To Do

Places To Go This Spring

Little Bay Conservation Area (Fairhaven)

Branch off from the main route of Fairhaven’s Phoenix Bike Trail to explore the scenic shoreline at Little Bay Conservation Area.

Shoolman Preserve

This farm and forest along the Mattapoisett River in Rochester was preserved for birds — and explorers like you!

Beebe Woods

Explore Falmouth’s fascinating glacial past at Beebe Woods, a 400-acre swath of protected forest near Woods Hole.

Upcoming Events

2022 Falmouth Road Race
Sun, August 21
Woods Hole to Falmouth Heights,
Falmouth
2022 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 02
Sakonnnet Point to Woods Hole,
Falmouth
Shellfishing For Everyone
Sun, June 26
11:30AM - 1:00PM
North Cove,
Fairhaven

Featured Adventures

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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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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