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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Ned’s Point
Ned’s Point

Swim, picnic, and play in the shadow of Mattapoisett’s Ned’s Point Lighthouse at this town-owned park and beach.

Nestles Lane Conservation Area
Nestles Lane Conservation Area

This wooded conservation area on Nestles Lane in Acushnet offers local residents a lovely walk along mossy stone walls.

New Bedford CoveWalk
New Bedford CoveWalk

Stroll along a creative connection of nature, community, and art on the CoveWalk, part of The Blue Lane in New Bedford.

New Bedford Garden Club Reserve
New Bedford Garden Club Reserve

Adventurers of all ages can explore this small woodland, featuring a kettle pond ringed with rhododendrons.

New Bedford Harbor Walk
New Bedford Harbor Walk

Experience bustling New Bedford Harbor from up high on the New Bedford Harbor Walk, a paved walking and bike path.

New Bedford Reservoir
New Bedford Reservoir

Known by locals as "Lake Street," the New Bedford Reservoir in Acushnet is a peaceful destination for fishing and paddling.

New Bedford Waterworks
New Bedford Waterworks

Discover a peaceful beech tree forest and remarkable freshwater views at New Bedford Waterworks, part of the protected Assawompset Pond Complex.

New Boston Trail
New Boston Trail

Groves of stately beech trees shade New Boston Trail in Fairhaven, where you can take in peaceful views of forest and wetland habitat.

Nickerson Conservation Area
Nickerson Conservation Area

Discover a hidden gateway to the Cape Cod Canal along the wooded trails at Nickerson Conservation Area in Bourne.

Nobska Lighthouse
Nobska Lighthouse

Tour Falmouth's historic Nobska Lighthouse, standing since 1876, or explore the shoreline and go fishing on Nobska Point.

North Water Street Beach
North Water Street Beach

A short walk from Onset Village, North Water Street Beach offers spectacular sunset views over Broad Cove.

Northern Moraine Conservation Area
Northern Moraine Conservation Area

Take an invigorating hike through steep, rocky hills along the Northern Moraine Conservation Area in Falmouth.

Oakdale Beach
Oakdale Beach

Launch a canoe or kayak and explore Marion’s scenic Hammett Cove from the beach at Oakdale Avenue.

Ocean View Farm Reserve
Ocean View Farm Reserve

Magnificent coastal scenery awaits you at Ocean View Farm Reserve, one of Dartmouth’s newest places to explore.

Old Aucoot District
Old Aucoot District

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

Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge
Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge

Walk through forests crisscrossed with old stone walls and discover spring vernal pools at Westport's Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge.

Old Landing Wharf
Old Landing Wharf

Water-loving Marion residents can begin a day of boating or kayaking from Old Landing Wharf on Sippican Harbor.

Old Silver Beach
Old Silver Beach

For a classic sandy beach to enjoy in summer, Old Silver Beach in Falmouth is a top destination on Buzzards Bay.

Onset Beach
Onset Beach

Families flock to kid-friendly Onset Beach in Wareham thanks to its protected waters, beautiful scenery, and central location.

Onset Boat Ramp
Onset Boat Ramp

Launch your vessel into the waters of Onset Bay from the newly renovated Onset Boat Ramp in Wareham.

Onset Town Pier
Onset Town Pier

Explore by land or sea from this bustling centerpiece of Onset Village in Wareham.

P.J. Keating Woods
P.J. Keating Woods

Discover a slice of secluded nature along the urban Acushnet River at P.J. Keating Woods.

P.T. Marvell Preserve
P.T. Marvell Preserve

Discover a coastal ecosystem rich with native plants, birds, and butterflies from the meadows and observation platform of this Little Compton preserve.

Parsons Reserve
Parsons Reserve

Known for its stunning daffodil field, Parsons Reserve in Dartmouth holds many more beautiful surprises in its woods.

Paskamansett Landing
Paskamansett Landing

Paskamansett Landing is an oasis of nature and history in the urban center of North Dartmouth.

Paskamansett Park
Paskamansett Park

With a canoe launch, picnic table, and bench by the river, Paskamansett Park is a peaceful streamside setting.

Paskamansett Woods & Gidley Woods
Paskamansett Woods & Gidley Woods

Walk from suburban woods into dense forest and over a historic granite bridge at Paskamansett & Gidley Woods in Dartmouth.

Pease Park
Pease Park

Located on the busy shores of inner New Bedford Harbor, Pease Park in Fairhaven offers vessels a place to launch.

Peirson Woods
Peirson Woods

Marion's Peirson Woods has an observation platform where you can view sailboats, salt marshes, and sea birds on the water.

Penikese Island
Penikese Island

Hike rolling hills, snorkel pristine waters, and take in a fascinating history on this Buzzards Bay island unlike any other.

Upcoming Events

Mindfulness Walk: Goldavitz Bog
Sun, December 15
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Goldavitz Bog,
Marion
Women’s Walk at Dodge Reserve
Sun, December 15
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Dodge Reserve,
Dartmouth
Woods Hole Holiday Stroll
Sun, December 15
10:00AM - 6:00PM
Woods Hole Science Aquarium,
Falmouth

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