Find a Place

The Buzzards Bay region is home to hundreds of places where you can explore the outdoors. Head to a park or conservation area and take to the trails on a hike through fields, forests, and salt marshes. Hit the beach on a sunny summer afternoon, or launch your boat into the water for a fun day of cruising on the waves. No matter where you are, you’ll find a fantastic place in your community to discover Buzzards Bay.

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Haskell Swamp Wildlife Management Area
Haskell Swamp Wildlife Management Area

This 3,100-acre forest in Rochester, Marion, and Mattapoisett is maintained for hunting, though adventurous explorers will also find much to love.

Hazelwood Park
Hazelwood Park

Set on a hill overlooking Clarks Cove, Hazelwood Park is a destination for outdoor recreation in New Bedford's South End.

Head of Westport Town Landing
Head of Westport Town Landing

Head of Westport Town Landing is a quaint spot for paddlers to begin a journey down the Westport River East Branch.

Headwaters Conservation Area
Headwaters Conservation Area

Explore dense forests, forested wetlands, and wildflower-rich former farmland at Headwaters Conservation Area in Westport.

Hen Cove Beach
Hen Cove Beach

With calm waters and a roped-off swimming area, Hen Cove Beach in Bourne is perfect for families with small children.

Hen Cove Landing
Hen Cove Landing

Launch from Hen Cove Landing in Pocasset to reach Red Brook Harbor, one of Cape Cod’s favorite boating destinations.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area
Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Herring Run Recreation Area
Herring Run Recreation Area

Herring Run Recreation Area's name tells you why it's special — it's home to a herring run on Cape Cod Canal.

Hiller’s Cove Beach
Hiller’s Cove Beach

In summer, Hiller's Cove Beach is a favorite destination for Mattapoisett families to splash in warm, calm waters.

Hix Bridge Landing
Hix Bridge Landing

Set on the upper East Branch of the Westport River, Hix Bridge Landing is a place to launch a boat or kayak into the river.

Hoppy’s Landing
Hoppy’s Landing

Called a “fisherman’s paradise," Hoppy’s Landing on West Island in Fairhaven is your gateway to Buzzards Bay.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation
Horseneck Beach State Reservation

With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.

Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station
Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station

Discover Massachusetts' maritime history at Westport's Horseneck Point Life-Saving Station, one of the last of its kind in the state.

Horseshoe Mill
Horseshoe Mill

Discover Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river at Horseshoe Mill, part of the growing Weweantic River Reserve in Wareham.

Howland Marsh
Howland Marsh

For a short walk with big views, grab your camera or binoculars and head to Howland Marsh in Marion.

Howland Reserve
Howland Reserve

Dartmouth's Howland Reserve offers visitors a taste of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve without the vast size.

Ice House (Miles) Pond
Ice House (Miles) Pond

Cool off at Falmouth’s Ice House Pond, a 7-acre kettle pond that's open for swimming, fishing, canoeing, and ice skating.

Island Wharf
Island Wharf

Boaters and paddlers will find a place to launch and keep their boats at this wharf and park on Sippican Harbor in Marion.

Jones Beach
Jones Beach

Local residents can come to Jones Beach in Dartmouth enjoy the calm waters of Clarks Cove and fresh air off Buzzards Bay.

Kelly Woodland
Kelly Woodland

Explore a coastal salt pond and rolling glacial forests through Kelly Woodlands, a gateway to vibrant Cape Cod habitats.

Kettle Cove Beach
Kettle Cove Beach

This pristine crescent of sand is a peaceful place for boaters to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing on private Naushon Island.

Kettle Holes Conservation Area
Kettle Holes Conservation Area

Hike gentle inclines among whimsically twisted trees and glacial boulders at Falmouth's Kettle Holes Conservation Area.

Kirby Preserve
Kirby Preserve

With a spring vernal pool jam-packed with wildlife, Rochester’s charming Kirby Preserve is truly is a hidden gem to discover.

Knowles Beach
Knowles Beach

Escape the bustle of summer crowds on the quiet shores of Knowles Beach in Dartmouth.

Knowles Reserve
Knowles Reserve

Take a short but fascinating walk through a salt marsh and red cedar forest at the Knowles Reserve in Dartmouth.

LaPalme Farm
LaPalme Farm

With nearly 50 acres of meadows and forests on the Acushnet River, LaPalme Farm celebrates Acushnet’s pastoral charm.

Lawrence Island
Lawrence Island

Whether by foot or on a kayak, make time to explore the sandy, protected shores of Lawrence Island in Cataumet.

Leonard’s Pond
Leonard’s Pond

Take in a lovely view of Leonard’s Pond in Rochester from the shores of these two small waterfront properties.

LeRoy L. Wood School Trail
LeRoy L. Wood School Trail

Find yourself immersed in nature along Fairhaven’s LeRoy L. Wood School Trail, designed to engage young explorers’ curiosity.

Let Conservation Area
Let Conservation Area

Accessible only from the Westport River East Branch, "The Let" is a perfect resting place for a mid-paddle picnic and a stroll.

Upcoming Events

Geminid Meteor Shower Viewing
Thu, December 12
8:00PM - 10:00PM
The Bogs,
Mattapoisett
Tree Lighting at Westport Woods Conservation Park
Thu, December 12
5:00PM - 6:00PM
Westport Woods Conservation Park,
Westport
Sunset Family Owl Prowl
Fri, December 13
4:00PM - 5:30PM
Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary,
Wareham

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