The town of Mattapoisett covers 18 square miles, all of which is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. Mattapoisett sits on the shores of Buzzards Bay with Fairhaven to the west, Marion to the east, and Acushnet and Rochester to the north. As of the 2010 Census, Mattapoisett was home to 6,045 residents. Its coastline extends 26 miles along Nasketucket Bay, Mattapoisett Harbor, Aucoot Cove, and the Mattapoisett River.

Top Stories in Mattapoisett

River herring numbers are up in some Bay waterways – but there’s more work to do

Population counts of river herring were up in three of Buzzards Bay’s most important rivers — the Agawam, Acushnet, and Mattapoisett Rivers — during spring 2019. But rising numbers don’t mean that the work to protect river herring has ended.

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31st Annual Meeting recognizes three exceptional Buzzards Bay Guardians

At our 31st Annual Meeting in Westport on May 21, the Coalition presented Michael Deland, Michael Gagne, and Wendy Northcross with Buzzards Bay Guardian Awards for their outstanding work to protect and restore the Bay.

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25 local fishing charters to get you out on Buzzards Bay

Chartering a boat gives you an opportunity to fish Buzzards Bay's deeper waters with the guidance of experienced captains.

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Upcoming Events in Mattapoisett

Itty Bitty Bay Explorers: Catching Crabs
Wed, September 11
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Shining Tides,
Mattapoisett
Waggin’ Walks: Brandt Island Cove
Sun, September 22
10:00AM - 11:00AM
Brandt Island Cove District,
Mattapoisett
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, October 06
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole,
Falmouth

Places To Go in Mattapoisett

The Bogs

In the heart of the Mattapoisett River valley lies The Bogs, an oasis of forests, freshwater swamps, and cranberry bogs.

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation

Nasketucket Bay State Reservation's 200 acres of coastal forests in Mattapoisett are a treasure for all ages.

Mattapoisett Rail Trail

The growing Mattapoisett Rail Trail offers a mile-long flat, paved bike path and a short footpath to the Mattapoisett River.

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: