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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Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail
Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail

A natural oasis hidden in the North End of New Bedford, Flora B. Peirce Nature Trail takes visitors on a tour of forest life.

Flume Pond
Flume Pond

Walk through birdsong-filled woods to the edge of rich salt pond habitat at Flume Pond in Falmouth.

Forge Pond Conservation Area
Forge Pond Conservation Area

From fishing to hiking to paddling, discover a variety of activities on this eight-acre Westport property.

Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Fort Phoenix State Reservation

With beautiful harbor views, a sandy beach, and a historic coastal fort, Fort Phoenix is a treasure for local residents.

Fort Taber Park
Fort Taber Park

With a sandy beach, bike path, and fishing pier, Fort Taber Park offers sweeping Buzzards Bay views steeped in history.

Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne Town Forest
Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne Town Forest

Explore tranquil ponds, wetlands, and woods at Bourne's Four Ponds Conservation Area and Town Forest in Pocasset.

Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area
Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area

The wildlife-rich forests and fields of East Falmouth's Frances A. Crane welcome hunters, hikers, bikers, and equestrians alike.

Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve
Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve

Nestled along the Little River in Dartmouth, Frank Knowles/Little River Reserve offers miles of hiking trails.

Freetown-Fall River State Forest
Freetown-Fall River State Forest

For a true adventure, head to vast Freetown-Fall River State Forest, part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve.

Gaffney Road Landing
Gaffney Road Landing

Take a paddling adventure on the gorgeous Slocums River in Dartmouth from this small town-owned landing.

George E. Wood Memorial Fishermen’s Access Ramp
George E. Wood Memorial Fishermen’s Access Ramp

Explore Snipatuit Pond on a canoe, kayak, or small boat from this state launch ramp in Rochester.

Gifford Street Boat Ramp
Gifford Street Boat Ramp

The Gifford Street Boat Ramp provides boaters and paddlers with easy access to the protected waters of inner New Bedford Harbor.

Goldavitz Bog
Goldavitz Bog

Discover a former cranberry bog and the birds, turtles, and mammals of the wooded wetlands at Marion's Goldavitz Bog.

Goodwill Park
Goodwill Park

Families flock to Goodwill Park in Falmouth to enjoy grassy lawns and sandy beach along the cool waters of Grews Pond.

Gooseberry Island
Gooseberry Island

Explore nature, history, and spectacular coastal beauty along the rugged shores of Gooseberry Island in Westport.

Goosewing Beach Preserve
Goosewing Beach Preserve

Escape the crowds for windswept dunes and crashing waves at Little Compton's Goosewing Beach Preserve.

Grassi Bog Conservation Area
Grassi Bog Conservation Area

Take in the sounds of frogs and singing songbirds in a former cranberry bog on the trails around Grassi Bog in Marion.

Gray Gables Beach
Gray Gables Beach

This sandy beach in Bourne is a local favorite thanks to its cozy neighborhood vibe and fascinating views of Cape Cod Canal.

Great Harbor Landing
Great Harbor Landing

This Woods Hole boat ramp is a gateway for boaters and anglers to the waters of Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.

Great Herring Pond Boat Ramp
Great Herring Pond Boat Ramp

This Bourne boat ramp is a great place to launch paddle crafts or small boats, as well as a popular fishing spot.

Great Neck Conservation Area
Great Neck Conservation Area

From hilly glacial remnants to lush salt marshes, Great Neck Conservation Area in Wareham has something for everyone.

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore pine forests and salt marshes overlooking the entrance to the Cape Cod Canal at Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hagemann Woods
Hagemann Woods

Walk through wetlands and a red maple forest with long ties to Marion’s history at Hagemann Woods.

Halfway Pond Conservation Area
Halfway Pond Conservation Area

Discover Plymouth’s peaceful ponds and woodlands by foot or canoe at Halfway Pond Conservation Area.

Hamlin Crossing
Hamlin Crossing

Hamlin Crossing’s peaceful wildflower meadow and quiet woods in Acushnet are a perfect place for a short, refreshing walk.

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.

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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