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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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.

Picture Lake
Picture Lake

Cast out a fishing line or stroll sandy shores on the edges of Bourne’s freshwater Picture Lake.

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.

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 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.

Round Hill Beach
Round Hill Beach

With calm waters and sweeping views, Round Hill Beach is a stunning summer destination for Dartmouth residents.

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.

Sampson’s Pond Boat Ramp
Sampson’s Pond Boat Ramp

Cast your line out for a bass or take a relaxing paddle in the calm, clear waters of this Carver pond with lovely shoreline views.

Sand Spit
Sand Spit

A stellar spot to spend a summer day, splashing in the cove’s warm waters or watching sailboats breeze by.

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.

Seaview Avenue Beach & Boat Ramp
Seaview Avenue Beach & Boat Ramp

The beach and boat ramp at Seaview Avenue in Fairhaven grant explorers access to Nasketucket Bay.

Shallow Pond Woodlands
Shallow Pond Woodlands

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

Upcoming Events

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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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