North of the Cape Cod Canal and between Cape Cod and the mainland lies Buzzards Bay. The community of Buzzards Bay is part of the town of Bourne which is divided into five census-designated places. Buzzards Bay is one of the largest of these districts and houses several marine life-related facilities.
The town of Bourne and, therefore, Buzzards Bay provide access to several beaches. Many of these beaches are open for dogs and their owners several months out of the year. These beaches provide an excellent opportunity for dogs to explore and run around. It also offers the option for dogs that love water to enjoy the ocean.
There is a rich and varied fauna and flora to witness in the Buzzards Bay region. There are several conservation areas, such as the Little Bay Conservation Area and the Four Ponds Conservation Area, which are splendid options for a hike through the wild and rugged landscapes of the Bourne area.
Travelers with pets looking to enjoy the beauty of Cape Cod have several options. The Bourne Scenic Park, for instance, combines a park with a campground. Dogs are allowed in the campgrounds as long as they are leashed. There are also various vacations rentals available in the Buzzards Bay and Bourne area. These separate beach cottages are dog-friendly and provide an authentic experience.
North Buzzards Bay has plenty to buzz about! Drive out to Little Buttermilk Bay Woods to see the hiking trails with Buzzards Bay’s cutest name. The variety of natural beauty, from waterfront trails to a denser stroll through the trees, is rated excell-scent by local dogs. If you’re looking for something shorter and more suited for a quick trip, Barrows Bogs is another North Buzzards Bay attraction. It showcases the natural beauty of southeastern Massachusetts, and is maintained by the Buzzards Bay Coalition. Leashed dogs are welcome.
East Buzzards Bay favorite East Wind Lobster and Grille is a great place to grab a bite with your dog during the warm summer months. There are outdoor tables for your convenience, and plenty of cold water to go around. if you want to reward a patient pup with a great walk, Beaver Dam Wetlands is only a seven minute drive outside of East Buzzards Bay. It’s a great place to stretch your legs and walk with your leashed dog. The prime location along Route 6 also makes it easy to travel further afield in search of parks and fun times.
Just outside of West Buzzards Bay is Nightingale Pond Conservation Land. Though less than a two-minute drive from Buzzards Bay, Nightingale Pond draws crowds from the entire surrounding area. It’s of several wetlands in the area that seeks to preserve the natural beauty of the Cape. Nightingale Pond Conservation Land is also small enough that you can enjoy it all in an outing. A trip around the namesake pond only takes 20 minutes or so. That’s plenty of time for your dog to relax without making you too tired to function.