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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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.

Old Landing Wharf
Old Landing Wharf

Water-loving Marion residents can begin a day of boating or kayaking from Old Landing Wharf on Sippican Harbor.

Old Silver Beach
Old Silver Beach

For a classic sandy beach to enjoy in summer, Old Silver Beach in Falmouth is a top destination on Buzzards Bay.

Onset Beach
Onset Beach

Families flock to kid-friendly Onset Beach in Wareham thanks to its protected waters, beautiful scenery, and central location.

Onset Boat Ramp
Onset Boat Ramp

Launch your vessel into the waters of Onset Bay from the newly renovated Onset Boat Ramp in Wareham.

Onset Town Pier
Onset Town Pier

Explore by land or sea from this bustling centerpiece of Onset Village in Wareham.

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

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

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.

Pease Park
Pease Park

Located on the busy shores of inner New Bedford Harbor, Pease Park in Fairhaven offers vessels a place to launch.

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.

Planting Island Beach
Planting Island Beach

Planting Island Beach’s rugged, rocky shoreline offers a panoramic view of Sippican Harbor and Buzzards Bay.

Pocasset River Boat Ramp
Pocasset River Boat Ramp

Discover Bourne’s vibrant waterways by small boat or paddlecraft from this small boat ramp on the Pocasset River.

Pope Beach
Pope Beach

A small, secluded spot on Priests Cove, Pope Beach in Fairhaven offers sparkling views of Buzzards Bay.

Pope’s Island Marina
Pope’s Island Marina

Centrally located in New Bedford Harbor, this marina provides protected waters with convenient access to Buzzards Bay.

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 Harbor Boat Ramp
Red Brook Harbor Boat Ramp

Whether you're taking a day trip or keeping your boat at a local marina, start a Cape Cod adventure from this Bourne town boat ramp.

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.

Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center
Richard C. Wheeler Bay Learning Center

Discover your Buzzards Bay at this free environmental exploration center in downtown New Bedford.

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.

Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility
Rogers Street Waterways Access Facility

A bustling summer boating spot, this sandy public ramp in Dartmouth offers access to Clarks Cove and Buzzards Bay.

Upcoming Events

Marine Biological Laboratory Tours
Mon, July 01 -
Fri, August 30
Pierce Exhibit Center,
Falmouth
WHOI Walking Tours
Mon, July 01 -
Fri, August 30
WHOI Visitor Center,
Falmouth
Weekend Science Tours
Sat, July 06 -
Sat, August 31
MBL Exhibit Center,
Falmouth

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