Although Rochester doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline, more than 90% of the town’s land area lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Mattapoisett River and the Sippican River flow through Rochester, which connect the town to Buzzards Bay. Rochester is 36 square miles in size, surrounded by the communities of Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, Middleborough, and Freetown and Lakeville. As of the 2010 Census, Rochester was home to 5,232 residents.

Top Stories in Rochester

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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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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Upcoming Events Near Rochester

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, September 30
Sakonnet Point to Woods Hole,
Mindfulness Walk: Hagemann Woods
Sat, February 17
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hagemann Woods,
Sunday Stroll: White Eagle
Sun, June 03
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Aucoot Woods: White Eagle Parcel,