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.

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

Snow Day Pop-Up Snowshoeing
Wed, January 01 -
Tue, March 31
Buzzards Bay Watershed,
New Bedford
Hike Bourne & Cardoza Farms
Thu, January 23
9:45AM - 12:00PM
Bourne Farm,
Falmouth
Duck and Winter Bird Walk
Sun, January 26
8:00AM - 11:00AM
Mattapoisett Park & Ride ,
Mattapoisett

Featured Adventures

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This year we added 76 new places to Discover Buzzards Bay, our online tool that helps you find unique and exciting ways to get outdoors.

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The weather is turning chilly, and you’ve replaced your shorts and T-shirt for pants and a parka – but that’s no reason to hang up your fishing pole.

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41 places to enjoy fall foliage in southeastern Massachusetts

Pull on a sweater and get outside to enjoy the best of fall's colors at the these 41 beautiful places around your Bay.

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