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.
Marion’s popular Washburn Park hearkens back to the historic town common where locals can walk and play.
With rolling waves and a long, sandy shoreline, Cherry & Webb Beach is a favorite summer destination for Westport residents.
With a cozy picnic table nestled in a grove of trees, Church Wildlife Conservation Area in Rochester is a lovely picnic spot.
Take an island excursion to Cuttyhunk and discover Church's Beach, a Buzzards Bay paradise with crystal-clear waters.
Hunt for remnants of an old settlement among fields and forest along the Mattapoisett River at Church's Field in Rochester.
Collins Woodlot in Falmouth offers great hiking along two miles of trail through wild-feeling forest.
Part of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve, Copicut Woods in Fall River showcases unique natural features.
The idyllic pastures and sweeping salt marsh views at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth will captivate nature lovers of every age.
With its short trail through the forest, Davis Park in Acushnet is perfect for a brief escape to nature.
Make community connections and explore a unique wilderness at Davis-Douglas Conservation Area, the headquarters of the Wildlands Trust.
An easy walking trail circles through peaceful Delano Memorial Forest, passing by the placid waters of the Sippican River.
Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth is a true gem for beachgoers, explorers, and Buzzards Bay lovers of all ages.
Launch a kayak from DePina Landing in Marion to explore the Sippican River’s rich natural habitats.
Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.
Dike Creek Reserve stands out for its graceful mix of well-tended fields, woodlands, forested swamp, and expansive views of Dike Creek Marsh.
The Doggett's Brook nature trail tucked into the woods behind the ball fields in Rochester is perfect for a walk after a game.
If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.
Explore forest, streams, wetlands, and a summer corn field, all at Dunham's Brook Conservation Area in Westport.
A wide, sandy beach on outer New Bedford Harbor, East Beach is a summertime destination for city families.
This rocky stretch in Westport offers stunning views of the Elizabeth Islands across the Bay’s sparkling waters.