If you’re looking for an alternative to busy Sippican Harbor, check out the launching ramp on Wings Cove. This concrete ramp, open to residents of Marion and Rochester, is accessible for trailered boats, small watercraft, and kayaks. There’s also dinghy storage here, which offers a place to keep small boats and paddlecraft for a small annual fee.
From Wings Cove, boaters can easily reach one of Buzzards Bay’s best fishing destinations: the Cape Cod Canal. Cruise around Stony Point Dike to reach the canal, where you can cast a line for stripers and other fascinating finds.
Habitats & Wildlife
Wings Cove is located in the upper portion of Buzzards Bay, just west of Stony Point Dike. The launching ramp sits at the very head of the cove, where salt marshes and forests line these secluded, mostly undeveloped shores.
For paddlers, Wings Cove is a delight to explore. There’s much less boat traffic here than in neighboring harbors and coves, so the shoreline is calm and quiet. Discover wading birds in the salt marsh, soundlessly stalking their next meal. As you paddle toward the mouth of the cove, the shoreline transitions to sandy beach, where scrubby cedar, oak, and pine trees grow.