The town of Dartmouth covers 62 square miles, which makes it the largest town by land area on Buzzards Bay. The entire town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed, with Westport to the west, New Bedford to the east, and Freetown to the north. As of the 2010 Census, Dartmouth was home to 34,032 residents. Its shoreline stretches 47 miles along Buzzards Bay, Clarks Cove, and three large estuaries: the Slocums River, the Little River, and Apponagansett Bay.

Top Stories in Dartmouth

Widespread ‘rusty tide’ algae bloom appears in Buzzards Bay

For the first time since 2012, a nitrogen pollution-fueled algae bloom called “rusty tide” has appeared in several Buzzards Bay harbors and coves this August.

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Who wants ice cream? 17 sweet Buzzards Bay trails and beaches to visit before summer ends

These 17 parks, beaches, and trails are a stone’s throw from some of the Buzzards Bay region's favorite ice cream shops.

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Ten Years of the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

When Dartmouth resident Tom Gidwitz participated in the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s very first Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride in 2007, he and the 39 other cyclists who signed up for the 75-mile, day-long bike ride from Westport to Woods Hole weren’t quite sure what to expect.

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Upcoming Events in Dartmouth

Yoga at the Stone Barn
Fri, July 01 -
Sun, October 16
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - Stone Barn Farm,
Dartmouth
Monday Morning Fitness Walks
Mon, September 12 -
Mon, October 17
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Thursday Morning Hike
Thu, September 29
9:45AM
Cornell Farm,
Dartmouth

Places To Go in Dartmouth

Cornell Farm

The idyllic pastures and sweeping salt marsh views at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth will captivate nature lovers of every age.

Destruction Brook Woods

Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.

Demarest Lloyd State Park

Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth is a true gem for beachgoers, hikers, and Buzzards Bay lovers of all ages.

Current Issues

Land Conservation

Conserving land is one of the most important ways to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. Since 1998, the Coalition has forever preserved more than 7,000 acres of land across our region.

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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: