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

New research is unlocking the nitrogen secrets hidden in different types of cranberry bogs

A recent study yielded surprising results about how much – if at all – certain types of the region's 8,000 acres of cranberry bogs contribute to nitrogen pollution.

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Explore & protect Buzzards Bay with Cape Clasp and the Clean Coast Challenge

Participate in the Clean Coast Challenge by visiting new sites around Buzzards Bay and leaving them cleaner than you found them!

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Shifting gears: triathlete, mom, and Bay supporter explains why she bikes for clean water

This year's Ride means more to Tanya Roy than just getting back on her bike.

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Upcoming Events Near Middleborough

First Day Hike
Tue, January 01
10:45AM - 12:45PM
Myles Standish State Forest,
Carver
Winter Solstice Sunrise Stroll
Sat, December 22
6:30AM - 7:30AM
Lyman Reserve,
Plymouth
Hike/Snowshoe Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary
Sun, January 06
12:45PM - 3:00PM
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: