Southern Massachusetts- Things To Do

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Plymouth’s picturesque rocky coastline also has room for two wonderful public beaches:  White Horse Beach and Plymouth Beach.  Myles Standish State Forest offers fresh-water swimming opportunities.
Wareham has beaches on Buzzards Bay.  Swifts Beach and Onset Beach are public.
In Plymouth, Myles Standish State Forest is a welcoming place for kayakers and canoeists looking for a fresh water setting.  Contact the harbormaster in Plymouth for specifics on town boat launches.  Wareham has a town pier from which to put in your canoe or kayak.  Don’t forget the town’s rivers, estuaries and ponds.  For information on where to launch motorized craft, contact Wareham’s harbormaster.
Fishing opportunities are to be found in campgrounds in Plymouth and Wareham.  For saltwater enthusiasts, fish from Plymouth’s coastline or go out on a charter from Plymouth Harbor. Wareham has rivers and estuaries as well as its coastline along Buzzards Bay.

Plymouth has several private campgrounds in addition to its state forest.  Wareham’s sole campground has all the amenities.

Plymouth has conservation areas such as Ellisville Harbor State Park.  Myles Standish State Forest has miles of walking trails.  Wareham is still fairly rural and so offers some nice areas to stroll along beaches and streets off the main drag where you can find quaint summer cottages and Victorian architecture.

Try the miles of bike trails in Myles Standish State Forest.  Wareham has no designated bike paths, however streets leading to beaches are good places to take a leisurely ride.

Plymouth has nine public courses and Wareham has three.

Guided Tours:
Visit Plimouth Plantation for total immersion into the past.  Several historic places offer guided tours.  Take a whale watching cruise out of Plymouth Harbor.  Canal Cruises leave fromWareham for an interesting tour of the Cape Cod Canal.

A car is perhaps the easiest mode of transportation in both Plymouth and Wareham.  Of the two, Plymouth has more options: a shuttle bus service, commuter rail station and a bus stop.