The town of Bourne is divided into two sections by the Cape Cod Canal, with Wareham and Plymouth along its northern border and Falmouth to the south. In total, Bourne is 41 square miles in size, and 83% of the town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Bourne’s 66 miles of coastline extend south from Buttermilk Bay along Buzzards Bay’s eastern shore to Megansett Harbor. As of the 2010 Census, Bourne was home to 19,754 residents.

Top Stories in Bourne

Project to reduce pollution in upper Buzzards Bay waterways moves ahead with $419K grant

The Coalition is spearheading an innovative partnership that would reduce tens of thousands of pounds of nitrogen pollution from the upper portion of Buzzards Bay each year.

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Bourne cyclist rides for new bike path along Cape Cod’s Buzzards Bay coastline

Ken Cheitlin is riding the 2018 Watershed Ride to raise support for a proposed 26.2-mile bike path running from Sandwich to Woods Hole.

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17 picturesque places to picnic around Buzzards Bay

A picnic in nature is a great way to spend time outdoors with the ones you love.

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Upcoming Events in Bourne

Hike Bourne Sisters Woodland
Sun, November 18
12:45PM - 3:00PM
Bourne Sisters Woodland,
Bourne
Hike Four Ponds and Bourne Town Forest
Sun, December 09
Pocasset Town Forest Trailhead,
Bourne
Buzzards Bay Coalition Golf Tournament
Fri, October 19
12:00PM - 6:00PM
The Bay Club,
Mattapoisett

Places To Go in Bourne

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

If you want to take an easygoing, scenic bike ride, look no further than the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway in Bourne.

Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne Town Forest

Explore tranquil ponds, wetlands, and woods at Bourne's Four Ponds Conservation Area and Town Forest in Pocasset.

Lawrence Island

Whether by foot or on a kayak, make time to explore the sandy, protected shores of Lawrence Island in Cataumet.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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Working to Save Buzzards Bay

The Buzzards Bay Coalition is a membership-supported organization dedicated to improving the health of the Buzzards Bay ecosystem for all through education, conservation, research, and advocacy.

We work to protect clean water on the Bay and on the land: