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.
Herring Run Recreation Area's name tells you why it's special — it's home to a herring run on Cape Cod Canal.
In summer, Hiller's Cove Beach is a favorite destination for Mattapoisett families to splash in warm, calm waters.
Set on the upper East Branch of the Westport River, Hix Bridge Landing is a place to launch a boat or kayak into the river.
Called a “fisherman’s paradise," Hoppy’s Landing on West Island in Fairhaven is your gateway to Buzzards Bay.
With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.
Discover Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river at Horseshoe Mill, part of the growing Weweantic River Reserve in Wareham.
For a short walk with big views, grab your camera or binoculars and head to Howland Marsh in Marion.
Dartmouth's Howland Reserve offers visitors a taste of the Southeastern Massachusetts Bioreserve without the vast size.
Cool off at Falmouth’s Ice House Pond, a 7-acre kettle pond that's open for swimming, fishing, canoeing, and ice skating.
Boaters and paddlers will find a place to launch and keep their boats at this wharf and park on Sippican Harbor in Marion.
An accessible boardwalk through diverse wetlands and forest holds outdoor adventures that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy.
Local residents can come to Jones Beach in Dartmouth enjoy the calm waters of Clarks Cove and fresh air off Buzzards Bay.
Explore a coastal salt pond and rolling glacial forests through Kelly Woodlands, a gateway to vibrant Cape Cod habitats.
This pristine crescent of sand is a peaceful place for boaters to enjoy swimming, snorkeling, and beachcombing on private Naushon Island.
Hike gentle inclines among whimsically twisted trees and glacial boulders at Falmouth's Kettle Holes Conservation Area.
With a spring vernal pool jam-packed with wildlife, Rochester’s charming Kirby Preserve is truly is a hidden gem to discover.
Escape the bustle of summer crowds on the quiet shores of Knowles Beach in Dartmouth.
Take a short but fascinating walk through a salt marsh and red cedar forest at the Knowles Reserve in Dartmouth.
With nearly 50 acres of meadows and forests on the Acushnet River, LaPalme Farm celebrates Acushnet’s pastoral charm.
Whether by foot or on a kayak, make time to explore the sandy, protected shores of Lawrence Island in Cataumet.