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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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.

Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary
Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary

Sample the diversity of Martha’s Vineyard habitats with a visit to Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary.

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.

Davis-Douglas Conservation Area
Davis-Douglas Conservation Area

Make community connections and explore a unique wilderness at Davis-Douglas Conservation Area, the headquarters of the Wildlands Trust.

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.

Dike Creek Reserve
Dike Creek Reserve

Dike Creek Reserve stands out for its graceful mix of well-tended fields, woodlands, forested swamp, and expansive views of Dike Creek Marsh.

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.

Upcoming Events

Ugly Sweater Hike – Acushnet Sawmill
Sat, December 17
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Acushnet Sawmill,
Mattapoisett
Holiday Crafternoon!
Fri, December 16
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Onset Bay Center,
Wareham

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