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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Carvalho Farm
Carvalho Farm

An array of stunning habitats fit into a small package at this Fairhaven preserve, featuring fields, forests, and wetlands.

Cataumet Greenway
Cataumet Greenway

See a sampling of all of Bourne’s vibrant natural scenery on one walk when you visit Cataumet Greenway.

Chapoquoit Beach
Chapoquoit Beach

“Chappy,” as locals call Chapoquoit Beach in Falmouth, is a sandy, secluded spot far from Cape Cod's crowds.

Charles R. Washburn Memorial Park
Charles R. Washburn Memorial Park

Marion’s popular Washburn Park hearkens back to the historic town common where locals can walk and play.

Cherry & Webb Beach
Cherry & Webb Beach

With rolling waves and a long, sandy shoreline, Cherry & Webb Beach is a favorite summer destination for Westport residents.

Church Wildlife Conservation Area
Church Wildlife Conservation Area

With a cozy picnic table nestled in a grove of trees, Church Wildlife Conservation Area in Rochester is a lovely picnic spot.

Church’s Beach
Church’s Beach

Take an island excursion to Cuttyhunk and discover Church's Beach, a Buzzards Bay paradise with crystal-clear waters.

Church’s Field
Church’s Field

Hunt for remnants of an old settlement among fields and forest along the Mattapoisett River at Church's Field in Rochester.

Collins Woodlot
Collins Woodlot

Collins Woodlot in Falmouth offers great hiking along two miles of trail through wild-feeling forest.

Copicut Woods
Copicut Woods

Part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, Copicut Woods in Fall River showcases unique natural features.

Cornell Farm
Cornell Farm

The idyllic pastures and sweeping salt marsh views at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth will captivate nature lovers of every age.

Davis Park
Davis Park

With its short trail through the forest, Davis Park in Acushnet is perfect for a brief escape to nature.

Delano Memorial Forest
Delano Memorial Forest

An easy walking trail circles through peaceful Delano Memorial Forest, passing by the placid waters of the Sippican River.

Demarest Lloyd State Park
Demarest Lloyd State Park

Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth is a true gem for beachgoers, explorers, and Buzzards Bay lovers of all ages.

DePina Landing
DePina Landing

Launch a kayak from DePina Landing in Marion to explore the Sippican River’s rich natural habitats.

Destruction Brook Woods
Destruction Brook Woods

Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.

Doggett’s Brook Recreational Area
Doggett’s Brook Recreational Area

The Doggett's Brook nature trail tucked into the woods behind the ball fields in Rochester is perfect for a walk after a game.

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area
Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area
Dunham’s Brook Conservation Area

Explore forest, streams, wetlands, and a summer corn field, all at Dunham's Brook Conservation Area in Westport.

East Beach (New Bedford)
East Beach (New Bedford)

A wide, sandy beach on outer New Bedford Harbor, East Beach is a summertime destination for city families.

East Beach (Westport)
East Beach (Westport)

This rocky stretch in Westport offers stunning views of the Elizabeth Islands across the Bay’s sparkling waters.

East Fairhaven School Trail
East Fairhaven School Trail

This engaging nature trail in Fairhaven is a welcoming spot for the whole community to discover nature's classroom.

East Over Reservation
East Over Reservation

With fields, stone walls, and golden yellow barns, East Over Reservation is a reminder of Rochester’s rural character.

East Over Reservation: Hales Brook and Sippican River Tracts
East Over Reservation: Hales Brook and Sippican River Tracts

These two tracts are part of a network of local conservation areas in Marion and Rochester that you can explore.

East Rodney French Boulevard Boat Ramp
East Rodney French Boulevard Boat Ramp

Just south of the hurricane barrier, this public boat ramp offers boaters and anglers access to outer New Bedford Harbor.

Edgewater Street Kayak Launch
Edgewater Street Kayak Launch

Explore picturesque marshes by kayak or spend the afternoon digging for clams on the edge of Little Bay in Fairhaven.

Egypt Lane
Egypt Lane

This popular birdwatching hotspot in Fairhaven offers sweeping salt marsh views from atop the stone dike.

Electric Avenue Beach and Boat Ramp
Electric Avenue Beach and Boat Ramp

Come down to Electric Avenue to discover an intimate beach and boat ramp a stone’s throw from the Cape Cod Canal.

Emma Tripp Landing
Emma Tripp Landing

This small Westport landing is a great place launch a kayak or go quahogging, surrounded by the unique habitat of the lower Westport River.

Fearing Hill Swamp
Fearing Hill Swamp

Canoe or kayak upstream from Fearing Hill Swamp in Wareham to explore the Weweantic River's protected wooded shores.

Upcoming Events

(Almost) Full Moon Paddle
Sat, September 21
5:00PM - 7:30PM
Dartmouth Town Landing,
Dartmouth
Animal Detectives
Sat, September 21
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Myles Standish State Forest Interpretive Center,
Carver
Bird Walk
Sat, September 21
8:00AM - 9:30AM
Smith Farm,
Dartmouth

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