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

10 hikes over 5 miles to explore in southeastern Massachusetts this fall

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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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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Coalition members share 14 of their favorite places on Buzzards Bay

To kick off summer, our members shared 14 of their favorite places: harbors, beaches, trails, and all the other fantastic spots where people like you can discover Buzzards Bay summer long.

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Upcoming Events Near Plymouth

Trailblazers at Cotton Pond
Sat, December 10
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Emery East Preserve,
Plymouth
Monthly Trail Run
Sat, December 17
8:30AM - 10:30AM
Wildlands Trust - Headquarters,
Plymouth
Solstice Hike with Malcolm and Rachel
Wed, December 21
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Wildlands Trust Headquarters,
Plymouth

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: