Of Plymouth’s 103-square-mile land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth and flows through Wareham to Buzzards Bay. Carver sits on Plymouth’s western edge, where the Wankinco River snakes along the town line. At its southernmost extreme, Plymouth’s border nearly reaches the shores of Buttermilk Bay in Bourne. As of the 2010 Census, Plymouth was home to 56,468 residents.

Top Stories in Plymouth

35 dog-walking destinations to discover in southeastern Massachusetts

For dog owners, part of the fun of outdoor exploration is having your faithful companion by your side. Here's a list of local places where you and your dog can run, walk, swim, and play.

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10 places to look for bald eagles in southeastern Massachusetts

After their brush with extinction in the 20th century, bald eagles are beginning to return to the Buzzards Bay region, soaring over ponds, rivers, and salt marshes from Fall River to Falmouth.

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10 hikes over 5 miles to explore in southeastern Massachusetts

If you think you need to travel far away to go for a long hike, think again! The Buzzards Bay region is home to many trails that stretch for miles.

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Upcoming Events Near Plymouth

Hatha and Hike
Wed, April 05
9:00AM - 11:30AM
Wildlands Trust Community Conservation Barn,
Plymouth
Pine Fest
Sat, May 20
10:00AM - 4:00PM
Myles Standish State Forest - Charge Pond Campground Pavilion,
Plymouth
Intermediate Morning Hike – Cherry Pond
Sat, April 15
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Myles Standish State Forest,
Carver

Places To Go in Plymouth

Lyman Reserve

The Lyman Reserve's diverse paradise of woods, wetlands, and salt marshes shelter rare sea-run brook trout in Red Brook.

Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp

The deep, clear waters of Big Sandy Pond in Plymouth are a delight for freshwater anglers.

Plymouth

Of Plymouth’s land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth, and the Wankinco River snakes along Plymouth's town line with Carver.

Current Issues

Cranberry Bogs

Cranberry bogs are an important part of our landscape and heritage. But with so many bogs in the Buzzards Bay region, cranberry agriculture can be source of nitrogen pollution to our waterways. The Coalition is partnering with growers to develop new research on cranberry bogs to help solve this piece of the Bay’s nitrogen pollution puzzle.

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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: