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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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 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.

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 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.

Egypt Lane
Egypt Lane

This popular birdwatching hotspot in Fairhaven offers sweeping salt marsh views from atop the stone dike.

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.

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.

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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