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Preserves, Reserves, and Conservation Areas

Having enjoyed many parks and preserves on our coastal Maine vacations, we thought it fine time to explore our own area. We were amazed at how many preserves, reserves, and conservation areas are here in Southeast Massachusetts. Now that we know about these, they are available for exploration. Many are small, some are large, and some are in-between. This page provides links to pictures we took at some of the preserves, both locally and more distant.

We would like to acknowledge Buzzards Bay Coalition and their marvelous website. For properties immediately around Buzzards Bay, they are a go-to resource.

This is a map of the Southeastern Massachusetts preserve locations. As we visit them, we change the color. You will definitely have to zoom in to see any detail. (Please note: the linked website does not play well with cell phone screens!)

Map showing many preserves in southeast Massachusetts

We will be adding individual pages for the preserves that we visit, along with a bit of information and photographs from the visit (presuming we took some).


Bourne is bisected by the Cape Cod Canal, and includes the three villages of Cataument, Pocasett, and Sagamore. Those three sections of Bourne will be listed separately on this page. In this section is just Bourne 'proper'.






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Updated November 2021