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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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 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 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.

Wilbour Woods
Wilbour Woods

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

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.

Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh
Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh

With amazing water views and a lush natural setting, Wood Neck Beach is a summer destination for Falmouth families.

Wylde Reserve
Wylde Reserve

Follow the path at Wylde Reserve in Dartmouth to the salt marshes of Demarest Lloyd State Park.

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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