Things to Do

There are so many ways you can discover Buzzards Bay. Lace up your boots and go for a hike, or get on your bike and ride for miles. Launch your boat into the water for a sail or a row, or paddle along a quiet salt marsh in a kayak. Cast a line off your favorite pier, or dig for clams in the shallows. Whether on land or on the water, you’ll find an outdoor activity to love on Buzzards Bay.

Beachcombing
Beachcombing

From shells, starfish and stones to sea glass and pottery, the shores of Buzzards Bay offer a banquet for the beachcomber.

Bicycling
Bicycling

Wherever you ride, you’ll discover hidden gems across southeastern Massachusetts on a bike.

Birding & Wildlife Observation
Birding & Wildlife Observation

Grab a pair of binoculars and seek out the special birds and fascinating wildlife that live in our region.

Boating
Boating

Through sailing, rowing, and powerboating, you can discover a whole new world out on the water.

Cross-Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing

There's no better way to enjoy freshly fallen snow than by cross-country skiing through peaceful winter woods and fields.

Dog Walking
Dog Walking

Get some fresh air and exercise with your four-legged friend at one of these dog-friendly parks, trails, and beaches.

Freshwater Fishing
Freshwater Fishing

From young beginners to experts, anglers of all ages will enjoy freshwater fishing in our local ponds and streams.

Geocaching
Geocaching

Geocaching combines GPS technology and old-fashioned treasure hunting to make outdoor exploration fun for all ages.

Hiking & Walking
Hiking & Walking

One of the best ways for you to explore our region is also one of the simplest: take a hike!

Horseback Riding
Horseback Riding

Many hiking and biking trails around Buzzards Bay are also horse-friendly, offering new challenges for both you and your equine pal.

Hunting
Hunting

Connect with where your food comes from through seasonal hunting on these designated properties.

Mountain Biking
Mountain Biking

Get your heart pumping and enjoy breathtaking views by exploring local trails from behind your handlebars.

Nature Photography
Nature Photography

The varied habitats, fascinating wildlife, and colorful changing seasons around Buzzards Bay serve as great subjects for any photographer.

Paddling
Paddling

From calm ponds to sandy shores, Buzzards Bay offers so many great places to kayak, canoe, and paddleboard.

Rowing
Rowing

Rowing provides an amazing form of exercise with strong community connections, all while bringing one-of-a-kind views of the Bay and its waterways.

Saltwater Fishing
Saltwater Fishing

Saltwater fishing on Buzzards Bay is fun for all ages, and it's easy for anybody to give it a try!

Shellfishing
Shellfishing

People have been catching quahogs, blue crabs, lobsters, and bay scallops here for centuries – and you can, too!

Snorkeling
Snorkeling

With the help of just a mask and a snorkel, you can discover the abundance of life below the surface of Buzzards Bay.

Snowshoeing
Snowshoeing

When the snow falls, don’t stay indoors – grab a pair of snowshoes and take to the trails!

Swimming
Swimming

Whether you prefer salty waves or calm, sheltered coves, you can find a swimming spot that you’ll love on Buzzards Bay.

Trail Running
Trail Running

Trail running opens up a whole new world of exercise and adventure for casual joggers and serious runners alike.

Upcoming Events

Vernal Pool Virtual Exploration
Fri, April 10
12:00PM
Westport Woods Conservation Park ,
Westport
Junior Bird Club – Osprey Afternoon
Tue, May 05
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Junior Bird Club – Meet the Plovers
Tue, June 02
6:00PM - 7:30PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary ,
Westport

Featured Adventures

30 places to discover in 30 days around the Bay

Discover Buzzards Bay is celebrating the hundreds of public reserves and outdoor spaces that are open for enjoyment. During the month of April, we plan to highlight one preserve each day, pointing out places where you can get outside while following social distancing guidelines.

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20 places around Buzzards Bay to discover a vernal pool this spring

As spring peepers begin chirping and ospreys start nesting, there’s one sign of spring we find particularly special – vernal pools. Learn what a vernal pool is and where you can see one this spring.

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An expert’s guide to spring fishing on Buzzards Bay

Take advantage of warming waters and hungry migrating fish with these fishing tips from Tom Richardson, creator of New England Boating, New England Fishing, and Explore New England.

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