The Taunton River flows for approximately 40 miles from the confluence of the Town and Matfield Rivers in the Towns of Bridgewater and continues through the towns of Halifax, Middleboro, Raynham, City of Taunton, Towns of Dighton, Berkley and Freetown to the confluence of Mt. Hope Bay at the City of Fall River and Town of Somerset.

In one of his final letters, the late Representative Joseph Moakley wrote, "It is my hope that the study that will be conducted over the next three years will in fact determine that the Taunton River should be designated as a Wild and Scenic River. I cannot think of another river in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that captures the magnificence of New England better than the Taunton River."


Taunton River Trail Website


NEW! River Restoration Efforts

Frequently Asked Questions about the Wild & Scenic Study

CLICK HERE for Taunton River in the News

Draft Summary Comments

Robbins Pond Herring Assessment

G.I.S. Maps of the Taunton River

NEW! Salt Marsh Decline Information

NEW! TRWA/RI Blueways Paddling Maps & Text

Canoe & Kayak adventures with Nemasket Kayak

"Eventually, All things
merge into one, and a
river runs through it"
Norm Maclean