The town of Bourne is divided into two sections by the Cape Cod Canal, with Wareham and Plymouth along its northern border and Falmouth to the south. In total, Bourne is 41 square miles in size, and 83% of the town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Bourne’s 66 miles of coastline extend south from Buttermilk Bay along Buzzards Bay’s eastern shore to Megansett Harbor. As of the 2010 Census, Bourne was home to 19,754 residents.

Top Stories in Bourne

14 places to learn how to sail on Buzzards Bay this summer

If you’ve ever watched sailboats breeze by in summer and wondered how you or your kids could learn how to sail, then you’re in luck. These 14 locations offer group and private sailing lessons that will help you get out on the water in no time!

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How (and where) to go geocaching around Buzzards Bay

Looking for a new way to get outside and explore Buzzards Bay’s special places? Try geocaching: a modern-day version of treasure hunting.

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14 peaceful pond walks to discover around Buzzards Bay this winter

When you stop to appreciate the view, remember that all of these ponds are somehow linked to Buzzards Bay: whether through streams, via groundwater, or simply as part of the web of life in our region.

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Upcoming Events in Bourne

Herring Run Bike Tour
Sat, April 28
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Buzzards Bay Recreation Area,
Bourne
Summer Solstice Sunset Stroll
Thu, June 21
7:30PM - 8:30PM
Little Buttermilk Bay Woods,
Bourne
Sunday Stroll: Lyman Reserve
Sun, August 05
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Lyman Reserve,
Plymouth

Places To Go in Bourne

Cape Cod Canal Bikeway

If you want to take an easygoing, scenic bike ride, look no further than the Cape Cod Canal Bikeway in Bourne.

Four Ponds Conservation Area – Bourne Town Forest

Explore tranquil ponds, wetlands, and woods at Bourne's Four Ponds Conservation Area and Town Forest in Pocasset.

Lawrence Island

Whether by foot or on a kayak, make time to explore the sandy, protected shores of Lawrence Island in Cataumet.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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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: