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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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Adamsville Landing
Adamsville Landing

This quiet boat launch in Westport is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure on the Westport River West Branch.

Agawam River Trail
Agawam River Trail

The Agawam River Trail in East Wareham offers a peaceful stroll, vistas of the Agawam River, and a paddling launch.

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in Dartmouth protects a delicate coastal ecosystem for migratory birds.

Apponagansett Park
Apponagansett Park

Apponagansett Park in Dartmouth is a fun summertime destination that truly offers something for everybody.

Arthur F. Dias Town Landing
Arthur F. Dias Town Landing

The Arthur F. Dias Town Landing provides boaters with easy access to beautiful Apponagansett Bay in South Dartmouth.

Aucoot Woods: Radio Tower Parcel
Aucoot Woods: Radio Tower Parcel

Explore the remnants of World War II-era radio towers among this Marion's woods and wetlands.

Aucoot Woods: White Eagle Parcel
Aucoot Woods: White Eagle Parcel

Explore a cranberry bog that has been actively cultivated for over 80 years, with stunning views of woods and wetlands.

Barlows Landing
Barlows Landing

Whether you’re ready to go boating, paddling, or swimming, you’ll find a place to play at Barlows Landing in Bourne.

Beebe Woods
Beebe Woods

Explore Falmouth’s fascinating glacial past at Beebe Woods, a 400-acre swath of protected forest near Woods Hole.

Besse Park
Besse Park

Besse Park’s sport fishing pier in Wareham Center is a hotspot for local anglers looking for stripers and snapper blues.

Betty’s Neck
Betty’s Neck

Betty’s Neck in Lakeville offers miles of secluded trails and freshwater views in the Assawompset Pond Complex.

Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp
Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp

The deep, clear waters of Big Sandy Pond in Plymouth are a delight for freshwater anglers.

Birch Island Conservation Area
Birch Island Conservation Area

Birch Island in Wareham isn’t actually an island. But with river views in every direction, you might mistake it for one!

Bourne Recreation Area
Bourne Recreation Area

Bourne Recreation Area is a gateway to fishing, walking, and bicycling along scenic Cape Cod Canal.

Bourne Sisters Woodland
Bourne Sisters Woodland

Discover quiet, hilly woods that feel forgotten by time at Bourne Sisters Woodland in Bourne.

Brainard Marsh
Brainard Marsh

Take a short, scenic walk to the sandy shores of the Weweantic River at Brainard Marsh in Marion.

Brandt Island Cove District
Brandt Island Cove District

Discover spectacular coastal scenery among protected woods and wetlands at Brandt Island Cove District in Mattapoisett.

Brooklawn Park
Brooklawn Park

Located in the urban North End of New Bedford, Brooklawn Park is refuge for local residents seeking some fresh air.

Buttonwood Park
Buttonwood Park

Known as the “crown jewel” of New Bedford, Buttonwood Park is an oasis of nature and recreation in the city.

Buzzards Bay Recreation Area
Buzzards Bay Recreation Area

Explore the Cape Cod Canal from Buzzards Bay Recreation Area in Bourne, located at the foot of the iconic railroad bridge.

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway
Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

If you want to take an easygoing, scenic bike ride, look no further than the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway in Bourne.

Carter Beal Conservation Area
Carter Beal Conservation Area

From the fish ladder to the glacial moraine, explore Bourne's natural history at Carter Beal Conservation Area.

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.

Copicut Woods
Copicut Woods

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

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Upcoming Events

Mindfulness Walk: Slocum’s River Reserve
Sat, January 19
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Slocum's River Resereve,
Dartmouth
Seal & Seabird Cruise to Cuttyhunk
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New Bedford
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Sun, January 20
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Marion

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