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.
West Beach in New Bedford is well-known for its clear, calm waters, where families can splash and play on Clarks Cove.
Walk peaceful trails beneath a bird-filled canopy in this coastal forest on the north shore of Martha’s Vineyard.
West Island State Reservation's pristine coastal habitats offer a natural retreat that outdoor enthusiasts will love.
Set next to windswept salt marshes on West Island, this Fairhaven beach is a paradise for outdoors lovers.
This public boat ramp in New Bedford’s South End offers boaters, paddlers, and anglers access to scenic Clarks Cove.
Head out for a day of fishing and boating on Buzzards Bay from the state boat ramp on the Westport River.
History comes to life at Westport Town Farm, where you can explore a Colonial-era farm along the Westport River.
Hike or picnic, explore freshwater wetlands, bird-watch or just watch the clouds pass by in this family-friendly preserve.
Explore the Weweantic River in a small boat, kayak, or paddleboard from the Route 195 state boat ramp in Wareham.
Step back in time at the 200-year-old ruins of White's Factory, a former cotton and saw mill on the Acushnet River.
Begin a paddling adventure on the Agawam River's flat, beautiful waters from Whitlock’s Landing in Wareham.
Boat out to this tree-covered island in Onset Bay to enjoy a day of swimming, shellfishing, and beachcombing, ending with one of the best sunsets around.
Explore lush trails beside a woodland river, then grill up a picnic lunch in this beautiful Little Compton forest.
Take an adventure through hilly pine and oak woods at William Minot Forest in Wareham.
Peace and tranquility define Wing Pond Woods, a well-hidden gem directly off the Shining Sea Bikeway in North Falmouth.
For Marion boaters, the Wings Cove Launching Ramp is an excellent spot to start a day of fishing in the Cape Cod Canal.
With a scenic trail through the woods to Winsegansett Pond and a beach, this Fairhaven destination is a gem to discover.
With amazing water views and a lush natural setting, Wood Neck Beach is a summer destination for Falmouth families.
Follow the path at Wylde Reserve in Dartmouth to the salt marshes of Demarest Lloyd State Park.