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.
Peek back into West Falmouth's agricultural history with a walk through Bourne Farm's open fields and hilly woodlands.
Bourne Recreation Area is a gateway to fishing, walking, and bicycling along scenic Cape Cod Canal.
Discover quiet, hilly woods that feel forgotten by time at Bourne Sisters Woodland in Bourne.
Take a short, scenic walk to the sandy shores of the Weweantic River at Brainard Marsh in Marion.
Discover spectacular coastal scenery among protected woods and wetlands at Brandt Island Cove District in Mattapoisett.
Hike, picnic, or bird watch among some of the Cape’s most unusual habitats at this Falmouth preserve.
Surround yourself with bird-filled salt marshes on a paddle through this water access-only preserve in Wareham.
Located in the urban North End of New Bedford, Brooklawn Park is refuge for local residents seeking some fresh air.
Enjoy the peaceful beauty of Bread and Cheese Brook along Brookside Conservation Area's streamside trail in Westport.
Escape from busy Wareham center and stop at Bryant Farm for a peaceful walk.
Take a peaceful picnic or stretch your legs with a picturesque walk on Bull Island, nestled inside Naushon’s Hadley Harbor.
Known as the “crown jewel” of New Bedford, Buttonwood Park is an oasis of nature and recreation in the city.
Explore the Cape Cod Canal from Buzzards Bay Recreation Area in Bourne, located at the foot of the iconic railroad bridge.
If you want to take an easygoing, scenic bike ride, look no further than the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway in Bourne.
Follow a trail through a bird-filled meadow and into quiet woodlands at this former farm in West Falmouth.
From the fish ladder to the glacial moraine, explore Bourne's natural history at Carter Beal Conservation Area.
An array of stunning habitats fit into a small package at this Fairhaven preserve, featuring fields, forests, and wetlands.
See a sampling of all of Bourne’s vibrant natural scenery on one walk when you visit Cataumet Greenway.
Sample the diversity of Martha’s Vineyard habitats with a visit to Cedar Tree Neck Sanctuary.
“Chappy,” as locals call Chapoquoit Beach in Falmouth, is a sandy, secluded spot far from Cape Cod's crowds.