The town of Mattapoisett covers 18 square miles, all of which is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Mattapoisett sits on the shores of Buzzards Bay with Fairhaven to the west, Marion to the east, and Acushnet and Rochester to the north. As of the 2010 Census, Mattapoisett was home to 6,045 residents. Its coastline extends 26 miles along Nasketucket Bay, Mattapoisett Harbor, Aucoot Cove, and the Mattapoisett River.

Top Stories in Mattapoisett

11 places to explore in the Mattapoisett River Valley

From Snipatuit Pond to Mattapoisett Harbor, you can follow the course of the Mattapoisett River by taking a walk, paddle, boat trip, or picnic at these 11 places.

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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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5 places to rent a kayak or paddleboard on Buzzards Bay

Try your hand at paddling without having to purchase any gear – these five local outfitters rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards so you can set off on a paddling adventure today.

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Upcoming Events in Mattapoisett

Nasketucket Bay Bird Walk
Sat, November 11
8:00AM - 10:00AM
Nasketucket Bay State Reservation,
Mattapoisett

Places To Go in Mattapoisett

The Bogs

In the heart of the Mattapoisett River valley lies The Bogs, an oasis of forests, freshwater swamps, and cranberry bogs.

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation's 200 acres of coastal forests in Mattapoisett are a treasure for all ages.

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

The growing Mattapoisett Rail Trail offers a mile-long flat, paved bike path and a short footpath to the Mattapoisett River.

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: