Although Acushnet doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline directly, the entire town lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Acushnet River flows through the town, which connects Acushnet to New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay. Acushnet is 19 square miles in size, surrounded by the communities of New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Freetown. As of the 2010 Census, Acushnet was home to 10,303 residents.

Top Stories in Acushnet

River otter sighting at Sawmill in Acushnet shows the power of urban habitat restoration

Last month, a local photographer captured an exciting sight at The Sawmill: the first recorded river otter in this portion of the Acushnet River since the Coalition restored and opened the property as a public park in 2015.

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How (and where) to go geocaching around Buzzards Bay

Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.

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52 new places to explore around Buzzards Bay in the new year

Set a resolution to discover one of these 52 places each week in the new year. We bet there's many spots on this list you've never explored!

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Upcoming Events in Acushnet

Arbor Day Cleanup at Hamlin Street
Fri, April 27
2:00PM - 5:00PM
White's Factory,
Acushnet
30th Annual Meeting
Sat, May 19
4:00PM - 6:00PM
The Sawmill,
Acushnet
Acushnet River Herring Festival
Sat, May 19
11:00AM - 4:00PM
The Sawmill,
Acushnet