With deep forests, rocky coasts, and rich salt marshes, Buzzards Bay is a haven for wildlife of all types. Migratory birds flock to our shores along the Atlantic Flyway, while frogs and salamanders thrive in the vernal pools that pop up in our woods each spring. So grab a pair of binoculars and visit one of these places to seek out our region’s special birds and wildlife.
Discover woods, wetlands, and wildlife on the easy loop trail at Rounseville II Preserve in Rochester.
Located on a quiet bend of the Slocums River in Dartmouth, Russells Mills Landing is a fantastic places for paddlers.
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.
With spectacular open-water views, the Saulnier Memorial Bike Trail is the best route to tour New Bedford's scenic South End.
Feel immersed in deep pine woodlands at this town-owned picnic area and trail in Carver.
The beach and boat ramp at Seaview Avenue in Fairhaven grant explorers access to Nasketucket Bay.
Traverse hilly woodlands with lovely water views at Shallow Pond Woodlands in Falmouth.
Stretching for nearly a mile, Shaw Farm Trail offers hikers a place to explore Nasketucket Bay’s coastal farms and forests.
With sandy shores and a grassy park, Shell Point Beach is a perfect destination to explore Wareham’s coastal scenery.
Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.
Swimming, paddling, quahogging, crabbing – Shining Tides Beach truly offers it all for Mattapoisett residents.
Shipyard Farm in Fairhaven packs a scenic punch in its short trail across farmland to serene Nasketucket Bay.
This farm and forest along the Mattapoisett River in Rochester was preserved for birds — and explorers like you!
With pretty views and peaceful waters, Silvershell Beach is a favorite summer spot for families in Marion.
Known for its educational signs, this Little Compton reserve is popular among hunters, hikers, paddlers, and curious young explorers.
Soak up the spectacular natural beauty of the Slocums River at the Slocum’s River Reserve in South Dartmouth.
Smith Farm offers a peek at Dartmouth's coastal habitats, from forested swamps and ponds to scenic salt marshes.
Swim, soak up the sun, cast out a fishing line, or take a long walk along the rock-scattered shore at this Little Compton beach.
Peaceful, scenic Squeteague Harbor Beach is tucked into a quiet corner of Cataumet in Bourne.
Star of the Sea Reserve shines as a quiet place to explore forests and wetlands on Apponagansett Bay in Dartmouth.