Together, the towns of Freetown and Lakeville cover 72 square miles. Only 14 percent of this area is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed, where the Acushnet River begins in Freetown. But a significant portion of these two towns is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed. These ponds were historically connected to Buzzards Bay by the Mattapoisett River, and today they provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford.

Freetown and Lakeville border Dartmouth, New Bedford, Acushnet, and Rochester to the south and Middleborough to the west. As of the 2010 Census, Freetown was home to 8,870 residents and Lakeville was home to 10,602 residents.

Top Stories in Freetown & Lakeville

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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Coalition acquires Westport River watershed forests from Greater Fall River Land Conservancy

The Coalition will ensure permanent protection for these lands, which safeguard water flowing to the Westport River.

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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 Near Freetown & Lakeville

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

Places To Go Near Freetown & Lakeville

Freetown & Lakeville

A significant portion of Freetown and Lakeville is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed, which provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford.

Freetown & Lakeville

A significant portion of Freetown and Lakeville is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed, which provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford.

Freetown & Lakeville

A significant portion of Freetown and Lakeville is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed, which provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford.

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: