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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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.

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 hills within rich protected forest in Falmouth's Long Pond & Falmouth Town 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

This diverse paradise of woods, wetlands, and salt marshes in Plymouth shelters 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 in Wareham.

Mary’s Pond
Mary’s Pond

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

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 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.

Menemsha Hills
Menemsha Hills

Hike through Martha's Vineyard's diverse habitats and take in stunning views of Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands at this large Chilmark preserve.

Mill Pond Conservation Area
Mill Pond Conservation Area

Pick fruit at the community orchard, explore the woods, or watch the river flow by at Mill Pond Conservation Area in Westport.

Mock Moraine Trails & Eaton Preserve
Mock Moraine Trails & Eaton Preserve

Hike or bike up and down wooded hills scattered with boulders at Mock Moraine and Eaton Preserve in West Falmouth.

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.

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.

Munro Preserve
Munro Preserve

Catch a sunset or just breathe in the fresh air this flower-filled park on Mattapoisett Harbor.

Myles Standish State Forest
Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation's 200 acres of coastal forests in Mattapoisett are a treasure for all ages.

Ned’s Point
Ned’s Point

Swim, picnic, and play in the shadow of Mattapoisett’s Ned’s Point Lighthouse at this town-owned park and beach.

Nestles Lane Conservation Area
Nestles Lane Conservation Area

This wooded conservation area on Nestles Lane in Acushnet offers local residents a lovely walk along mossy stone walls.

New Bedford CoveWalk
New Bedford CoveWalk

Stroll along a creative connection of nature, community, and art on the CoveWalk, part of The Blue Lane in New Bedford.

New Bedford Garden Club Reserve
New Bedford Garden Club Reserve

Adventurers of all ages can explore this small woodland, featuring a kettle pond ringed with rhododendrons.

New Bedford Harbor Walk
New Bedford Harbor Walk

Experience bustling New Bedford Harbor from up high on the New Bedford Harbor Walk, a paved walking and bike path.

New Bedford Waterworks
New Bedford Waterworks

Discover a peaceful beech tree forest and remarkable freshwater views at New Bedford Waterworks, part of the protected Assawompset Pond Complex.

New Boston Trail
New Boston Trail

Groves of stately beech trees shade New Boston Trail in Fairhaven, where you can take in peaceful views of forest and wetland habitat.

Nickerson Conservation Area
Nickerson Conservation Area

Discover a hidden gateway to the Cape Cod Canal along the wooded trails at Nickerson Conservation Area in Bourne.

Nobska Lighthouse
Nobska Lighthouse

Tour Falmouth's historic Nobska Lighthouse, standing since 1876, or explore the shoreline and go fishing on Nobska Point.

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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