Of Plymouth’s 103-square-mile land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth and flows through Wareham to Buzzards Bay. Carver sits on Plymouth’s western edge, where the Wankinco River snakes along the town line. At its southernmost extreme, Plymouth’s border nearly reaches the shores of Buttermilk Bay in Bourne. As of the 2010 Census, Plymouth was home to 56,468 residents.

Top Stories in Plymouth

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measured in Buzzards Bay during the summer of 2019 offer a stark reminder about the impact of land development, outdated infrastructure, and climate change on the health of the Bay.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

Mindfulness Walk: Winter Series
Sun, January 31
1:00PM - 2:00PM
Agawam River Trail,
Wareham

Places To Go in Plymouth

Lyman Reserve

This diverse paradise of woods, wetlands, and salt marshes in Plymouth shelters rare sea-run brook trout in Red Brook.

Big Sandy Pond State Boat Ramp

The deep, clear waters of Big Sandy Pond in Plymouth are a delight for freshwater anglers.

Plymouth

Of Plymouth’s land area, 44% is located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Agawam River begins in Plymouth, and the Wankinco River snakes along Plymouth's town line with Carver.

Current Issues

Cranberry Bogs

Cranberry bogs are an important part of our landscape and heritage. But with so many bogs in the Buzzards Bay region, cranberry agriculture can be source of nitrogen pollution to our waterways.

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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: