Although Acushnet doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline directly, the entire town lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Acushnet River flows through the town, which connects Acushnet to New Bedford Harbor and Buzzards Bay. Acushnet is 19 square miles in size, surrounded by the communities of New Bedford, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, Rochester, and Freetown. As of the 2010 Census, Acushnet was home to 10,303 residents.

Top Stories in Acushnet

Expansion of Acushnet Sawmill into New Bedford moves forward; City Council to vote on funding Dec. 13

Project would expand the Coalition’s popular riverfront park, the Acushnet Sawmill, into New Bedford with safer access, more parking, and new community gardens.

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Jack Spillane: Buzzards Bay Coalition builds its SouthCoast Emerald Necklace

Hamlin Crossing is the latest addition to the Acushnet River Reserve, which the coalition has been assembling for seven or eight years.

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Hamlin Crossing, Coalition’s newest public property, opens on Acushnet River for all to explore

Hamlin Crossing’s nine acres of wildflower fields, quiet woodlands, and river views are now open to the public as part of the Coalition’s growing Acushnet River Reserve.

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Upcoming Events in Acushnet

Deck the Halls with Nature Garlands
Sat, December 15
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Gooseberry Island,
Westport
Mindfulness Walk: Hamlin Crossing
Sat, December 15
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hamlin Crossing,
Acushnet