The town of Dartmouth covers 62 square miles, which makes it the largest town by land area on Buzzards Bay. The entire town is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed, with Westport to the west, New Bedford to the east, and Freetown to the north. As of the 2010 Census, Dartmouth was home to 34,032 residents. Its shoreline stretches 47 miles along Buzzards Bay, Clarks Cove, and three large estuaries: the Slocums River, the Little River, and Apponagansett Bay.

Top Stories in Dartmouth

8 coastal farms around Buzzards Bay you can explore

Sheep farms, hayfields, dairy pastures, vegetable patches, orchards – there are numerous farms, both working and retired, where you can take in some fresh air and absorb the area's rich agricultural history on a walk.

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17 picturesque places to picnic around Buzzards Bay

A picnic in nature is a great way to spend time outdoors with the ones you love.

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How to take your kids freshwater fishing around Buzzards Bay

The many habitats around Buzzards Bay are perfect for getting your kids hooked on safe, responsible, and fun fresh water angling.

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Upcoming Events in Dartmouth

Sea Glass: From Our Shores to Your Canvas
Sun, December 16
9:00AM - 12:00PM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Waggin’ Walks: Cornell Farm
Sun, December 16
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Cornell Farm,
Dartmouth
Helfand Farm Work Party
Wed, December 19
9:00AM - 12:00PM
DNRT Center @ Helfand Farm,
Dartmouth

Places To Go in Dartmouth

Cornell Farm

The idyllic pastures and sweeping salt marsh views at Cornell Farm in Dartmouth will captivate nature lovers of every age.

Destruction Brook Woods

Don’t let its name fool you: Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth is packed with unparalleled beauty.

Demarest Lloyd State Park

Demarest Lloyd State Park in Dartmouth is a true gem for beachgoers, explorers, and Buzzards Bay lovers of all ages.

Current Issues

Land Conservation

Conserving land is one of the most important ways to protect clean water in Buzzards Bay. Since 1998, the Coalition has forever preserved more than 7,000 acres of land across our region.

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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: