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

Explore & protect Buzzards Bay with Cape Clasp and the Clean Coast Challenge

Participate in the Clean Coast Challenge by visiting new sites around Buzzards Bay and leaving them cleaner than you found them!

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Shifting gears: triathlete, mom, and Bay supporter explains why she bikes for clean water

After recovering from a severe accident, this year's Ride means more to Tanya Roy than just getting back on her bike.

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11 places to go summer bird watching around the Bay

Whether you're an expert birder or don't know a finch from a flycatcher, the region's abundant bird populations make it easy to spot species on the wing.

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Upcoming Events Near Rochester

Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride Fairhaven Training Ride
Sun, September 09
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Fort Phoenix State Reservation,
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, September 30
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole,