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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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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.

Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens
Allen C. Haskell Public Gardens

Discover rare trees, exotic flowers, and peaceful public green space at this richly landscaped former nursery in New Bedford.

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.

Aquinnah Headlands Preserve
Aquinnah Headlands Preserve

Take in some of the most breathtaking views on Martha's Vineyard from these trails above and around the Gay Head Cliffs.

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

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

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

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

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.

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 Farm
Bourne Farm

Peek back into West Falmouth's agricultural history with a walk through Bourne Farm's open fields and hilly woodlands.

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.

Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area
Breivogel Ponds Conservation Area

Hike, picnic, or bird watch among some of the Cape’s most unusual habitats at this Falmouth preserve.

Broad Marsh Conservation Area
Broad Marsh Conservation Area

Surround yourself with bird-filled salt marshes on a paddle through this water access-only preserve in Wareham.

Brooklawn Park
Brooklawn Park

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

Brookside Conservation Area
Brookside Conservation Area

Enjoy the peaceful beauty of Bread and Cheese Brook along Brookside Conservation Area's streamside trail in Westport.

Bryant Farm
Bryant Farm

Escape from busy Wareham center and stop at Bryant Farm for a peaceful walk.

Bull Island
Bull Island

Take a peaceful picnic or stretch your legs with a picturesque walk on Bull Island, nestled inside Naushon’s Hadley Harbor.

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.

Cardoza Farm
Cardoza Farm

Follow a trail through a bird-filled meadow and into quiet woodlands at this former farm in West Falmouth.

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.

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.

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.

Upcoming Events

Teens take action
Fri, September 25 -
Fri, November 06
Onset Bay Center ,
Wareham
2020 Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 04
Sakonnet Point, RI to New Bedford,
New Bedford
Pumpkin Day at Bourne Farm
Sat, October 10
9:00AM - 3:00PM
Bourne Farm,
Falmouth

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