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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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Slocum’s River Reserve
Slocum’s River Reserve

Soak up the spectacular natural beauty of the Slocums River at the Slocum’s River Reserve in South Dartmouth.

Smith Farm
Smith Farm

Smith Farm offers a peek at Dartmouth's coastal habitats, from forested swamps and ponds to scenic salt marshes.

Squeteague Harbor Beach
Squeteague Harbor Beach

Peaceful, scenic Squeteague Harbor Beach is tucked into a quiet corner of Cataumet in Bourne.

Star of the Sea Reserve
Star of the Sea Reserve

Star of the Sea Reserve shines as a quiet place to explore forests and wetlands on Apponagansett Bay in Dartmouth.

Stony Beach
Stony Beach

A small, hidden gem tucked away from the crowds, Stony Beach embodies Woods Hole’s low-key style.

Swifts Neck Beach
Swifts Neck Beach

The mixture of sand and grass along Swifts Neck Beach give this cozy neighborhood beach in Wareham a natural feel.

Tempest Knob
Tempest Knob

Embark into the Wareham River and upper Buzzards Bay from Tempest Knob, a town-owned public boat ramp in Wareham.

The Bogs
The Bogs

In the heart of the Mattapoisett River valley lies The Bogs, an oasis of forests, freshwater swamps, and cranberry bogs.

The Knob
The Knob

Catch a breathtaking sunset over Buzzards Bay from the protected shores at The Knob in Falmouth.

The Knubble
The Knubble

The tall, rocky outcropping and panoramic water views at The Knubble beach in Westport are a treasure for local residents.

The Sawmill
The Sawmill

At the edge of New Bedford’s urban North End sits The Sawmill, a 19-acre former lumber yard on the Acushnet River.

Tidal Flats Recreation Area
Tidal Flats Recreation Area

Explore the Cape Cod Canal from Tidal Flats Recreation Area in Bourne, located at the foot of the iconic railroad bridge.

Tinkhamtown Woodlands
Tinkhamtown Woodlands

Tinkhamtown Woodlands and neighboring Woodcock Preserve include over 100 acres in the Mattapoisett River Reserve.

Tripps Mill
Tripps Mill

History and nature abound at Tripps Mill, a scenic trail and fishing spot on Tinkham Pond in Mattapoisett.

Tweedy and Barnes Conservation Area
Tweedy and Barnes Conservation Area

Explore woods and wetlands along the Sippican River at Tweedy and Barnes in Wareham.

Watuppa Reservation
Watuppa Reservation

Part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, Watuppa Reservation is a gateway to a vast expanse of protected forests.

West Beach (New Bedford)
West Beach (New Bedford)

West Beach in New Bedford is well-known for its clear, calm waters, where families can splash and play on Clarks Cove.

West Falmouth Harbor Landing
West Falmouth Harbor Landing

Boaters and anglers can launch on a Buzzards Bay adventure from the public ramp and town dock on West Falmouth Harbor.

West Island State Reservation
West Island State Reservation

West Island State Reservation's pristine coastal habitats offer a natural retreat that outdoor enthusiasts will love.

West Island Town Beach
West Island Town Beach

Set next to windswept salt marshes on West Island, this Fairhaven beach is a paradise for outdoors lovers.

West Rodney French Boulevard Boat Ramp
West Rodney French Boulevard Boat Ramp

This public boat ramp in New Bedford’s South End offers boaters, paddlers, and anglers access to scenic Clarks Cove.

Westport River Boat Ramp
Westport River Boat Ramp

Head out for a day of fishing and boating on Buzzards Bay from the state boat ramp on the Westport River.

Westport Town Farm
Westport Town Farm

History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.

Weweantic River Boat Ramp
Weweantic River Boat Ramp

Explore the Weweantic River in a small boat, kayak, or paddleboard from the Route 195 state boat ramp in Wareham.

White’s Factory
White’s Factory

Step back in time at the 200-year-old ruins of White's Factory, a former cotton and saw mill on the Acushnet River.

Whitlock’s Landing
Whitlock’s Landing

Begin a paddling adventure on the Agawam River's flat, beautiful waters from Whitlock’s Landing in Wareham.

William Minot Forest
William Minot Forest

Take an adventure through hilly pine and oak woods at William Minot Forest in Wareham.

Wing Pond Woods
Wing Pond Woods

Peace and tranquility define Wing Pond Woods, a well-hidden gem directly off the Shining Sea Bikeway in North Falmouth.

Wings Cove Launching Ramp
Wings Cove Launching Ramp

For Marion boaters, the Wings Cove Launching Ramp is an excellent spot to start a day of fishing in the Cape Cod Canal.

Winsegansett Marshes
Winsegansett Marshes

With a scenic trail through the woods to Winsegansett Pond and a beach, this Fairhaven destination is a gem to discover.

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Upcoming Events

Mindfulness Walk: Slocum’s River Reserve
Sat, January 19
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Slocum's River Resereve,
Dartmouth
Seal & Seabird Cruise to Cuttyhunk
Sat, January 19
10:00AM - 2:00PM
Cuttyhunk Ferry Company,
New Bedford
Duck Waddle
Sun, January 20
1:00PM
Silvershell Beach Parking Area,
Marion

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