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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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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 that are 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.

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

Nestled along the Little River in South Dartmouth, this large hiking area is a must-see for outdoor explorers.

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.

Gooseberry Island
Gooseberry Island

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

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 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.

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 are a perfect place for a short, refreshing walk.

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.

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