Falmouth is Buzzards Bay’s easternmost town, with Bourne to the north and the island communities of Gosnold and Martha’s Vineyard to the south. The town covers 46 square miles, and 42% of that area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. As of the 2010 Census, Falmouth was home to 31,531 year-round residents, although in summer that population triples. The town’s shoreline stretches 68 miles along Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound and includes several major harbors, coves, and estuaries.

Top Stories in Falmouth

How to hike the Falmouth Moraine Trail

Here’s how you can hike the Falmouth Moraine Trail’s three sections — or the entire 9-mile trail if you’re up for an adventure!

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226 bike for clean water at 11th annual Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Oct. 1

Skies were clear, sunny, and blue as a record 226 cyclists raised over $143,000 for clean water at the Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride on Sunday, October 1.

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The #1 thing you can do to save Buzzards Bay? Upgrade your septic system. Here’s how you can this fall.

Be part of the solution by applying to upgrade your septic system and reduce Buzzards Bay's biggest source of harmful nitrogen pollution.

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Upcoming Events in Falmouth

Seal and Seabird Watch
Sat, January 27
10:30AM - 12:00PM
Woods Hole Community Hall,
Falmouth
Adult Speaker Series: Living with my Wild Neighbors
Thu, February 08
7:00PM
Falmouth Historical Society Cultural Center,
Falmouth
Seal and Seabird Watch
Sat, February 10
11:30AM - 1:00PM
Woods Hole Community Hall,
Falmouth

Places To Go in Falmouth

Shining Sea Bikeway

Take a journey of discovery down the Shining Sea Bikeway, a 10.7-mile paved bike path through Falmouth.

The Knob

Catch a breathtaking sunset over Buzzards Bay from the protected shores at The Knob in Falmouth.

Wood Neck Beach & Little Sippewissett Marsh

With amazing water views and a lush natural setting, Wood Neck Beach is a summer destination for Falmouth families.

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: