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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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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.

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's grassy lawns and sandy beach along the cool fresh waters of Grews Pond.

Gooseberry Island
Gooseberry Island

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

Goosewing Beach Preserve
Goosewing Beach Preserve

Escape the crowds for the serenity of windswept dunes and crashing waves in an exquisite coastal ecosystem.

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.

Head of Westport Town Landing
Head of Westport Town Landing

Head of Westport Town Landing is a quaint spot for paddlers to begin a journey down the Westport River East Branch.

Headwaters Conservation Area
Headwaters Conservation Area

Explore dense hardwood forests, forested wetlands, and wildflower-rich former farmland at Headwaters Conservation Area.

Hen Cove Beach
Hen Cove Beach

With calm waters and a roped-off swimming area, Hen Cove Beach in Bourne is perfect for families with small children.

Hen Cove Landing
Hen Cove Landing

Launch from Hen Cove Landing in Pocasset to reach Red Brook Harbor, one of Cape Cod’s favorite boating destinations.

Herb Hadfield Conservation Area
Herb Hadfield Conservation Area

Herb Hadfield's woods, wetlands, and meadows surround Angeline Brook, a pristine coldwater trout stream in Westport.

Herring Run Recreation Area
Herring Run Recreation Area

Herring Run Recreation Area's name tells you why it's special — it's home to a herring run on Cape Cod Canal.

Hiller’s Cove Beach
Hiller’s Cove Beach

In summer, Hiller's Cove Beach is a favorite destination for Mattapoisett families to splash in warm, calm waters.

Hix Bridge Landing
Hix Bridge Landing

Set on the upper East Branch of the Westport River, Hix Bridge Landing is a place to launch a boat or kayak into the river.

Hoppy’s Landing
Hoppy’s Landing

Called a “fisherman’s paradise," Hoppy’s Landing on West Island in Fairhaven is your gateway to Buzzards Bay.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation
Horseneck Beach State Reservation

With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.

Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station
Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station

Discover Massachusetts' maritime history at the Horseneck Point Lifesaving Station, one of the last of its kind in the state.

Horseshoe Mill
Horseshoe Mill

Discover Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river at Horseshoe Mill, part of the growing Weweantic River Reserve in Wareham.

Howland Marsh
Howland Marsh

For a short walk with big views, grab your camera or binoculars and head to Howland Marsh in Marion.

Howland Reserve
Howland Reserve

Dartmouth's Howland Reserve offers visitors a taste of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve without the vast size.

Ice House (Miles) Pond
Ice House (Miles) Pond

Cool off at Falmouth’s Ice House Pond, a 7-acre kettle pond that's open for swimming, fishing, canoeing, and ice skating.

Island Wharf
Island Wharf

Boaters and paddlers will find a place to launch and keep their boats at this wharf and park on Sippican Harbor in Marion.

Jones Beach
Jones Beach

Local residents can come to Jones Beach in Dartmouth enjoy the calm waters of Clarks Cove and fresh air off Buzzards Bay.

Kelly Woodland
Kelly Woodland

Explore a coastal salt pond and rolling glacial forests through Kelly Woodlands, a gateway to vibrant Cape Cod habitats.

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Upcoming Events

Junior Bird Club – Woodcock Dance Party
Tue, March 26
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Stone Barn Farm,
Westport
Early Spring Woodcock Walk
Wed, March 27
6:00PM - 8:00PM
The Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Dartmouth
Thursday Morning Hike: Pratt Farm
Thu, March 28
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Oliver Mill Park,
Middleborough

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