Although Middleborough is located away from Buzzards Bay’s coastline, nearly a quarter of the town’s 72 square miles lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Weweantic River, Buzzards Bay’s largest freshwater river, begins in this area and flows through Wareham to the Bay. In addition, part of Middleborough is located within the Assawompsett Ponds watershed, which provide drinking water to the city of New Bedford. The communities of Rochester, Carver, and Freetown and Lakeville all border Middleborough. As of the 2010 Census, Middleborough was home to 23,116 residents.

Top Stories in Middleborough

10 great spots for early winter snowshoeing and skiing

Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing provide the perfect way to get out in the snow and enjoy the wintry woodlands of the Buzzards Bay watershed during those fleeting days when the forests are draped in white.

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Summer 2019 water quality declined slightly throughout Buzzards Bay

Water quality conditions measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.

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13 great places to explore while social distancing

You need more than six feet of space between people to follow today’s social distancing guidelines from public health authorities. Lucky for us, we’ve got acres of fresh air, peaceful wooded trails, spirit-restoring beaches, and bracing breezes in abundance here around Buzzards Bay.

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Upcoming Events Near Middleborough

Spring Hike in Rochester
Wed, May 19
10:00AM - 1:00PM
Stephen Delano Memorial Forest,
Rochester
Wild Edibles Planting Day
Sat, May 15
11:00AM - 2:00PM
Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary,
Wareham

Places To Go Near Middleborough

Middleborough

Although Middleborough is located away from Buzzards Bay’s coastline, nearly a quarter of the town lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed.

Myles Standish State Forest

With over 12,000 acres to hike, bike, fish, camp, and hunt, you'll never run out of ways to have fun at Myles Standish in Carver.

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area

If you want to explore a classic Wareham landscape, Westgate Conservation Area is an ideal spot.

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: