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

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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13 scenic cranberry bog walks in the Buzzards Bay region

Nothing says fall in the Buzzards Bay region like the red of a cranberry bog, whether bright scarlet with berries or rusty with changing leaves. Check out one of these 13 spots and enjoy the view!

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8 coastal farms around Buzzards Bay you can explore

Sheep farms, hayfields, dairy pastures, vegetable patches, orchards – there are numerous farms, both working and retired, where you can take in some fresh air and absorb the area's rich agricultural history on a walk.

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Upcoming Events Near Plymouth

Mindful Meditation
Wed, December 19
9:00AM - 11:00AM
Wildlands Trust,
Plymouth
Solstice Hike & Hops
Fri, December 21
2:30PM - 4:30PM
Eel Pond Preserve,
Plymouth
Family Ornament Painting & Hike
Sat, December 22
1:00PM - 3:00PM
Wildlands Trust,
Plymouth

Places To Go in Plymouth

Lyman Reserve

The Lyman Reserve's diverse paradise of woods, wetlands, and salt marshes shelter 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: