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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Noquochoke Conservation Area
Noquochoke Conservation Area

Walk through lush forest scattered with old stone walls in the woodlands of this former camp in Westport.

Northern Moraine Conservation Area
Northern Moraine Conservation Area

Take an invigorating hike through steep, rocky hills along the Northern Moraine Conservation Area in Falmouth.

Ocean View Farm Reserve
Ocean View Farm Reserve

Magnificent coastal scenery awaits you at Ocean View Farm Reserve, one of Dartmouth’s newest places to explore.

Old Aucoot District
Old Aucoot District

Travel miles of trail through wildflower meadows, coastal forests, and wetlands at Old Aucoot District in Mattapoisett.

Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge
Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge

Walk through forests crisscrossed with old stone walls and discover spring vernal pools at Westport's Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge.

P.J. Keating Woods
P.J. Keating Woods

Discover a slice of secluded nature along the urban Acushnet River at P.J. Keating Woods.

P.T. Marvell Preserve
P.T. Marvell Preserve

Discover a coastal ecosystem rich with native plants, birds, and butterflies from the meadows and observation platform of this Little Compton preserve.

Parsons Reserve
Parsons Reserve

Known for its stunning daffodil field, Parsons Reserve in Dartmouth holds many more beautiful surprises in its woods.

Paskamansett Landing
Paskamansett Landing

Paskamansett Landing is an oasis of nature and history in the urban center of North Dartmouth.

Paskamansett Park
Paskamansett Park

With a canoe launch, picnic table, and bench by the river, Paskamansett Park is a peaceful streamside setting.

Paskamansett Woods & Gidley Woods
Paskamansett Woods & Gidley Woods

Walk from suburban woods into dense forest and over a historic granite bridge at Paskamansett & Gidley Woods in Dartmouth.

Peirson Woods
Peirson Woods

Marion's Peirson Woods has an observation platform where you can view sailboats, salt marshes, and sea birds on the water.

Penikese Island
Penikese Island

Hike rolling hills, snorkel pristine waters, and take in a fascinating history on this Buzzards Bay island unlike any other.

Peterson Farm
Peterson Farm

Discover one of Cape Cod’s oldest farms at Peterson Farm in Falmouth, a working farm with grazing sheep alongside miles of trails through fields and forest.

Phoenix Bike Trail
Phoenix Bike Trail

The 4.5-mile paved Phoenix Bike Trail is a gateway to Fairhaven's coastal forests and salt marshes.

Pulaski Park
Pulaski Park

Family-friendly fun awaits in the fields and forest of Pulaski Park, located in New Bedford’s North End.

Quaker Marsh Conservation Area
Quaker Marsh Conservation Area

Quaker Marsh in Falmouth is a peaceful spot to picnic or launch a kayak into Wild Harbor River's salt marsh-lined headwaters.

Red Brook Pond Conservation Area
Red Brook Pond Conservation Area

For a peaceful walk through classic Cape Cod scenery, head to Red Brook Pond Conservation Area in Bourne.

Ridge Hill Reserve
Ridge Hill Reserve

Hilly wooded uplands at this Dartmouth preserve capture the natural spirit of nearby Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve.

Rochester Town Forest
Rochester Town Forest

This wide, easy-to-follow woodland trail is a great place to walk, jog, or try out cross-country skiing.

Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area
Rocky Gutter Wildlife Management Area

Take a wild adventure through thousands of acres of remote forest and swamp at Rocky Gutter in Middleborough.

Rounseville II Preserve
Rounseville II Preserve

Discover woods, wetlands, and wildlife on the easy loop trail at Rounseville II Preserve in Rochester.

Russells Mills Landing
Russells Mills Landing

Located on a quiet bend of the Slocums River in Dartmouth, Russells Mills Landing is a fantastic places for paddlers.

Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail
Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail

With spectacular open-water views, the Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail is the best route to tour New Bedford's scenic South End.

Savery Avenue Conservation Land
Savery Avenue Conservation Land

Feel immersed in deep pine woodlands at this town-owned picnic area and trail in Carver.

Shallow Pond Woodlands
Shallow Pond Woodlands

Traverse hilly woodlands with lovely water views at Shallow Pond Woodlands in Falmouth.

Shaw Farm Trail
Shaw Farm Trail

Stretching for nearly a mile, Shaw Farm Trail offers hikers a place to explore Nasketucket Bay’s coastal farms and forests.

Shining Sea Bikeway
Shining Sea Bikeway

Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.

Shipyard Farm
Shipyard Farm

Shipyard Farm in Fairhaven packs a scenic punch in its short trail across farmland to serene Nasketucket Bay.

Shoolman Preserve
Shoolman Preserve

This farm and forest along the Mattapoisett River in Rochester was preserved for birds — and explorers like you!

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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