The towns of Tiverton and Little Compton are the only two Rhode Island communities located within the Buzzards Bay watershed. The West Branch of the Westport River begins in Tiverton, and the boundary of Buzzards Bay begins at Sakonnet Point in Little Compton. Together, these two towns cover a total of 53 square miles, 41% of which is located within the Buzzards Bay area. As of the 2010 Census, Tiverton was home to 15,780 residents and Little Compton was home to 3,492 residents.

Top Stories Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Clear and bright: winter brings excellent conditions for stargazing

When the days grow short, nature offers consolation: an amazing light show that takes place every clear evening. Winter is a fantastic time for stargazing here in New England.

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11 great places for trail running in the fall and winter

Immerse yourself in nature by hitting the trails. Take this list of 11 great places for trail running around Buzzards Bay, and go on an adventure.

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Nearly 300 cyclists rode for clean water at the 14th Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride

Two hundred sixty five cyclists pedaled across Southeastern New England on Sunday to show their support for clean water during the Buzzards Bay Coalition’s Buzzards Bay Watershed Ride.

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Upcoming Events Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Paddlers’ Guide to Safety
Thu, December 03
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Onset Bay Center,
Wareham
Wading for Wednesday
Wed, December 02
2:00PM
Shell Point Beach,
Wareham
New Bedford Casual Bakery Bike Tour
Sat, December 05
9:30AM
Buzzards Bay Coalition HQ,
New Bedford

Places To Go Near Tiverton & Little Compton

Adamsville Landing

This quiet boat launch in Westport is the perfect place to begin a paddling adventure on the Westport River West Branch.

Horseneck Beach State Reservation

With two miles of sand and surf, the 600-acre Horseneck Beach State Reservation is a recreational paradise in Westport.

Head of Westport Town Landing

Head of Westport Town Landing is a quaint spot for paddlers to begin a journey down the Westport River East Branch.

Current Issues

Nitrogen Pollution

Nitrogen pollution is the greatest long-term threat to the health of Buzzards Bay. We all contribute nitrogen pollution to our local waterways. Fortunately, we can all do our part to stop it.

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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: