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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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!

Simmons Mill Pond Management Area
Simmons Mill Pond Management Area

Known for its educational signs, this Little Compton reserve is popular among hunters, hikers, paddlers, and curious young explorers.

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.

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.

Stuart F. Morgan Conservation Area
Stuart F. Morgan Conservation Area

Find surprising beauty in the old woodlands beside Great Quittacas Pond on this Middleborough trail.

Tamarack Park & Long Pond Conservation Area
Tamarack Park & Long Pond Conservation Area

Picnic in a bird-filled meadow or launch a kayak to explore beautiful marshes at this hidden gem in Lakeville.

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 Brickyard
The Brickyard

Explore the remnants of a 19th century industrial site perched on the rocky shores of Vineyard Sound.

The Knob
The Knob

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

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.

Waskosim’s Rock Reservation
Waskosim’s Rock Reservation

The mix of open meadows, woodland paths, and sweeping ridge-line views at Waskosim's Rock Reservation make it a fascinating place to visit and re-visit.

Watuppa Reservation
Watuppa Reservation

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

Wernick Farm
Wernick Farm

Seek out a rich array of plants and wildflowers among woods and old agricultural remnants at Wernick Farm in Dartmouth.

West Chop Woods
West Chop Woods

Walk peaceful trails beneath a bird-filled canopy in this coastal forest on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard.

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.

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.

Westport Woods Conservation Park
Westport Woods Conservation Park

Hike or picnic, explore freshwater wetlands, bird-watch or just watch the clouds pass by in this family-friendly preserve.

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.

Wickets Island
Wickets Island

Boat out to this tree-covered island in Onset Bay to enjoy a day of swimming, shellfishing, and beachcombing, ending with one of the best sunsets around.

Wilbour Woods
Wilbour Woods

Explore lush trails beside a woodland river, then grill up a picnic lunch in this beautiful Little Compton forest.

Upcoming Events

Holiday Crafternoon!
Fri, December 16
5:30PM - 7:30PM
Onset Bay Center,
Wareham
Ugly Sweater Hike – Acushnet Sawmill
Sat, December 17
12:00PM - 1:00PM
Acushnet Sawmill,
Mattapoisett

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