Although Rochester doesn’t touch Buzzards Bay’s coastline, more than 90% of the town’s land area lies within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The Mattapoisett River and the Sippican River flow through Rochester, which connect the town to Buzzards Bay. Rochester is 36 square miles in size, surrounded by the communities of Mattapoisett, Marion, Wareham, Middleborough, and Freetown and Lakeville. As of the 2010 Census, Rochester was home to 5,232 residents.

Top Stories in Rochester

Boston-area cycling team with a shared passion for Buzzards Bay bikes for clean water

Craig Hartigan, Toffer Winslow, Jonathan Simmons, and Erik Nelson regularly cycle together around Boston. This year, they're bringing that shared passion coastal.

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10 Buzzards Bay herring runs to visit this spring

With spring comes the sound of songbirds, the sight of colorful flowers, the feeling of warm sunshine – and migratory river herring returning to Buzzards Bay’s waters. Catch a glimpse of river herring at one of these 10 herring runs around the region.

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Protected land on Mattapoisett River will safeguard Marion’s clean drinking water

The Coalition has conserved 164 acres of forestland in the Mattapoisett River Valley to protect a well that supplies drinking water to Marion residents.

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Upcoming Events Near Rochester

Family Fridays: Birds
Fri, July 20
4:30PM - 5:30PM
Shoolman Preserve,
Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride
Sun, September 30
Sakonnet Point, RI to Woods Hole,
Summer Yoga at Brainard Marsh
Sat, July 28
10:00AM - 11:30AM
Brainard Marsh,