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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Peterson Farm
Peterson Farm

Discover one of Cape Cod’s oldest farms at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, a working farm with grazing sheep alongside miles of trails through fields and forest.

Phoenix Bike Trail
Phoenix Bike Trail

The 4.5-mile paved Phoenix Bike Trail is a gateway to Fairhaven's coastal forests and salt marshes.

Planting Island Beach
Planting Island Beach

Planting Island Beach’s rugged, rocky shoreline offers a panoramic view of Sippican Harbor and Buzzards Bay.

Pocasset River Boat Ramp
Pocasset River Boat Ramp

Discover Bourne’s vibrant waterways by small boat or paddlecraft from this small boat ramp on the Pocasset River.

Pope Beach
Pope Beach

A small, secluded spot on Priests Cove, Pope Beach in Fairhaven offers sparkling views of Buzzards Bay.

Pope’s Island Marina
Pope’s Island Marina

Centrally located in New Bedford Harbor, this marina provides protected waters with convenient access to Buzzards Bay.

Pulaski Park
Pulaski Park

Family-friendly fun awaits in the fields and forest of Pulaski Park, located in New Bedford’s North End.

Quaker Marsh Conservation Area
Quaker Marsh Conservation Area

Quaker Marsh in Falmouth is a peaceful spot to picnic or launch a kayak into Wild Harbor River's salt marsh-lined headwaters.

Red Brook Harbor Boat Ramp
Red Brook Harbor Boat Ramp

Whether you're taking a day trip or keeping your boat at a local marina, start a Cape Cod adventure from this Bourne town boat ramp.

Red Brook Pond Conservation Area
Red Brook Pond Conservation Area

For a peaceful walk through classic Cape Cod scenery, head to Red Brook Pond Conservation Area in Bourne.

Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center
Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center

Discover your Buzzards Bay at this free environmental exploration center in downtown New Bedford.

Ridge Hill Reserve
Ridge Hill Reserve

Hilly wooded uplands at this Dartmouth preserve capture the natural spirit of nearby Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve.

Rochester Town Forest
Rochester Town Forest

This wide, easy-to-follow woodland trail is a great place to walk, jog, or try out cross-country skiing.

Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area
Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area

Take a wild adventure through thousands of acres of remote forest and swamp at Rocky Gutter in Middleborough.

Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility
Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility

A bustling summer boating spot, this sandy public ramp in Dartmouth offers access to Clarks Cove and Buzzards Bay.

Round Hill Beach
Round Hill Beach

With calm waters and sweeping views, Round Hill Beach is a stunning summer destination for Dartmouth residents.

Rounseville II Preserve
Rounseville II Preserve

Discover woods, wetlands, and wildlife on the easy loop trail at Rounseville II Preserve in Rochester.

Russells Mills Landing
Russells Mills Landing

Located on a quiet bend of the Slocums River in Dartmouth, Russells Mills Landing is a fantastic places for paddlers.

Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail
Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail

With spectacular open-water views, the Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail is the best route to tour New Bedford's scenic South End.

Savery Avenue Conservation Land
Savery Avenue Conservation Land

Feel immersed in deep pine woodlands at this town-owned picnic area and trail in Carver.

Seaview Avenue Beach & Boat Ramp
Seaview Avenue Beach & Boat Ramp

The beach and boat ramp at Seaview Avenue in Fairhaven grant explorers access to Nasketucket Bay.

Shaw Farm Trail
Shaw Farm Trail

Stretching for nearly a mile, Shaw Farm Trail offers hikers a place to explore Nasketucket Bay’s coastal farms and forests.

Shell Point Beach
Shell Point Beach

With sandy shores and a grassy park, Shell Point Beach is a perfect destination to explore Wareham’s coastal scenery.

Shining Sea Bikeway
Shining Sea Bikeway

Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.

Shining Tides Beach
Shining Tides Beach

Swimming, paddling, quahogging, crabbing – Shining Tides Beach truly offers it all for Mattapoisett residents.

Shipyard Farm
Shipyard Farm

Shipyard Farm in Fairhaven packs a scenic punch in its short trail across farmland to serene Nasketucket Bay.

Shoolman Preserve
Shoolman Preserve

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

Silvershell Beach
Silvershell Beach

With pretty views and peaceful waters, Silvershell Beach is a favorite summer spot for families in Marion.

Simmons Mill Pond Management Area
Simmons Mill Pond Management Area

Known for its educational signs, this Little Compton reserve is popular among hunters, hikers, paddlers, and curious young explorers.

Slocum’s River Reserve
Slocum’s River Reserve

Soak up the spectacular natural beauty of the Slocums River at the Slocum’s River Reserve in South Dartmouth.

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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