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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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.

LeRoy L. Wood School Trail
LeRoy L. Wood School Trail

Find yourself immersed in nature along Fairhaven’s LeRoy L. Wood School Trail, designed to engage young explorers’ curiosity.

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 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.

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 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.

Monument Beach
Monument Beach

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

Monument Beach Marina
Monument Beach Marina

This Bourne town marina provides a one-stop destination for boaters to explore the harbors and shores of upper Buzzards Bay.

Moshup Beach
Moshup Beach

Find a perfect summer beach day or ample year-round exploration on this secluded coast beneath Martha's Vineyard's Gay Head Cliffs.

Upcoming Events

Wading for Wednesday
Wed, December 02
2:00PM
Shell Point Beach,
Wareham
New Bedford Casual Bakery Bike Tour
Sat, December 05
9:30AM
Buzzards Bay Coalition HQ,
New Bedford
Bird Tour: Shaw Farm
Mon, December 07
9:00AM
Shaw Farm Trail,
Fairhaven

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