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

52 new places to explore around Buzzards Bay in the new year

Set a resolution to discover one of these 52 places each week in the new year. We bet there's many spots on this list you've never explored!

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Federal, state, and local funding key to protection of Dartmouth farm

When people hear about cuts to federal and state conservation funding, this is what we risk losing: clean water, natural landscapes, wildlife habitats, healthy outdoor recreation, and the quality of life in our communities.

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115-acre Ocean View Farm on Allens Pond in Dartmouth protected forever

The protection of Ocean View Farm is the largest land conservation project ever completed on the coast of Buzzards Bay.

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Upcoming Events in Dartmouth

Nature Discoveries
Sat, January 20
9:30AM - 10:30AM
Lloyd Center for the Environment,
Dartmouth
Scouting for Snowy Owls
Sun, January 21
9:00AM - 11:30AM
Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary,
Westport
Mid-Winter Owl Prowl
Sun, February 11
3:30AM - 8:00AM
Lloyd Center for the Environment ,
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: