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.
Groves of stately beech trees shade New Boston Trail in Fairhaven, where you can take in peaceful views of forest and wetland habitat.
Discover a hidden gateway to the Cape Cod Canal along the wooded trails at Nickerson Conservation Area in Bourne.
Tour Falmouth's historic Nobska Lighthouse, standing since 1876, or explore the shoreline and go fishing on Nobska Point.
Walk through lush forest scattered with old stone walls in the woodlands of this former camp in Westport.
A short walk from Onset Village, North Water Street Beach offers spectacular sunset views over Broad Cove.
Take an invigorating hike through steep, rocky hills along the Northern Moraine Conservation Area in Falmouth.
Launch a canoe or kayak and explore Marion’s scenic Hammett Cove from the beach at Oakdale Avenue.
Magnificent coastal scenery awaits you at Ocean View Farm Reserve, one of Dartmouth’s newest places to explore.
Travel miles of trail through wildflower meadows, coastal forests, and wetlands at Old Aucoot District in Mattapoisett.
Walk through forests crisscrossed with old stone walls and discover spring vernal pools at Westport's Old Harbor Wildlife Refuge.
Water-loving Marion residents can begin a day of boating or kayaking from Old Landing Wharf on Sippican Harbor.
For a classic sandy beach to enjoy in summer, Old Silver Beach in Falmouth is a top destination on Buzzards Bay.
Families flock to kid-friendly Onset Beach in Wareham thanks to its protected waters, beautiful scenery, and central location.
Launch your vessel into the waters of Onset Bay from the newly renovated Onset Boat Ramp in Wareham.
For a pleasant stroll with an unforgettable water view, you can’t beat Osprey Marsh.
Discover a slice of secluded nature along the urban Acushnet River at P.J. Keating Woods.
Discover a coastal ecosystem rich with native plants, birds, and butterflies from the meadows and observation platform of this Little Compton preserve.
Known for its stunning daffodil field, Parsons Reserve in Dartmouth holds many more beautiful surprises in its woods.
Paskamansett Landing is an oasis of nature and history in the urban center of North Dartmouth.
With a canoe launch, picnic table, and bench by the river, Paskamansett Park is a peaceful streamside setting.