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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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Kirby Preserve
Kirby Preserve

With a spring vernal pool jam-packed with wildlife, Rochester’s charming Kirby Preserve is truly is a hidden gem to discover.

Knowles Reserve
Knowles Reserve

Take a short but fascinating walk through a salt marsh and red cedar forest at the Knowles Reserve in Dartmouth.

LaPalme Farm
LaPalme Farm

With nearly 50 acres of meadows and forests on the Acushnet River, LaPalme Farm celebrates Acushnet’s pastoral charm.

Lawrence Island
Lawrence Island

Whether by foot or on a kayak, make time to explore the sandy, protected shores of Lawrence Island in Cataumet.

Leonard’s Pond
Leonard’s Pond

Take in a lovely view of Leonard’s Pond in Rochester from the shores of these two small waterfront properties.

Let Conservation Area
Let Conservation Area

Accessible only from the Westport River East Branch, "The Let" is a perfect resting place for a mid-paddle picnic and a stroll.

Lionberger Woods
Lionberger Woods

With captivating streams and wetlands hidden in a quiet forest, Lionberger Woods in Rochester is easy to fall in love with.

Little Bay Conservation Area (Bourne)
Little Bay Conservation Area (Bourne)

Visit Bourne's Little Bay Conservation Area to discover a walk that captures Buzzards Bay’s unique coastal geography.

Little Bay Conservation Area (Fairhaven)
Little Bay Conservation Area (Fairhaven)

Branch off from the main route of Fairhaven’s Phoenix Bike Trail to explore the scenic shoreline at Little Bay Conservation Area.

Little Buttermilk Bay Woods
Little Buttermilk Bay Woods

Peaceful Little Buttermilk Bay Woods in Bourne hits all the right notes in just under a mile of walking trails.

Little Harbor Beach
Little Harbor Beach

The sandy shores and gentle waves at Little Harbor Beach in Wareham are a wonderful way to enjoy life by the Bay.

Lloyd Center for the Environment
Lloyd Center for the Environment

This environmental education center in Dartmouth is also a destination for outdoor exploration on the Slocums River.

Long Pond & Falmouth Town Forest
Long Pond & Falmouth Town Forest

Take a challenging hike up and down rocky, glacier-carved hills within rich protected forest.

Lookout Park
Lookout Park

See views of Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, and the Atlantic Ocean from the top of the Bay at Lookout Park on Cuttyhunk.

Lyman Reserve
Lyman Reserve

The Lyman Reserve's diverse paradise of woods, wetlands, and salt marshes shelter rare sea-run brook trout in Red Brook.

Marks Cove Conservation Area
Marks Cove Conservation Area

Explore 2.5 miles of looping trails through coastal forest and along a sweep of bird-filled salt marshes.

Mary’s Pond
Mary’s Pond

A natural kettle hole, Mary’s Pond in Rochester is a popular destination for picnicking, paddling, and fishing.

Massasoit Avenue Boat Ramp
Massasoit Avenue Boat Ramp

Set off on a Pocasset Harbor paddling adventure from the Massasoit Avenue Boat Ramp in Bourne.

Mattapoisett Rail Trail
Mattapoisett Rail Trail

The growing Mattapoisett Rail Trail offers a mile-long flat, paved bike path and a short footpath to the Mattapoisett River.

Mattapoisett Town Beach
Mattapoisett Town Beach

In the heart of this quiet waterfront village, Mattapoisett Town Beach offers sandy shores and picturesque harbor views.

Mattapoisett Town Landing
Mattapoisett Town Landing

Take a scenic paddle on Mattapoisett Harbor and the mouth of the Mattapoisett River from Mattapoisett Town Landing.

Mattapoisett Town Wharf
Mattapoisett Town Wharf

Boaters cruising into Mattapoisett Harbor will find ample tie-up space and amenities at these five historic wharves.

McBratney Reserve
McBratney Reserve

Don’t let this Dartmouth reserve's small size fool you – it's full of interesting natural features, like a cultivated blueberry patch.

Megansett Beach
Megansett Beach

With its wide expanse of sand, Megansett Beach is a great spot for Falmouth residents to sit and watch sailboats on the harbor.

Megansett Harbor Landing
Megansett Harbor Landing

For boaters on Cape Cod, Megansett Harbor Landing in North Falmouth is an awesome gateway to Buzzards Bay.

Menemsha Hills
Menemsha Hills

Hike through Martha's Vineyard's diverse habitats and take in breathtaking views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands.

Mill Pond Conservation Area
Mill Pond Conservation Area

Pick fruit at a community orchard, meander through the woods, and watch the Noquochoke River flow by at Mill Pond Conservation Area.

Monks Park
Monks Park

Explore rolling pine-and-oak woods by the edge of Bourne’s Little Bay on the network of trails at Monks Park.

Monument Beach
Monument Beach

For a full day of swimming, boating, and playing by the Bay, look no further than Monument Beach in Bourne.

Munn Preserve
Munn Preserve

For a leisurely walk out to one of Buzzards Bay’s quietest coves, look no further than the Munn Preserve in Mattapoisett.

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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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