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The Taunton River in southeastern Massachusetts is a hidden treasure, an undiscovered gem. This little-known river is rich is both history and ecological resources. The river also provides a multitude of recreational activities that range from camping and canoeing to snowshoeing and birdwatching.

Flowing just 30 miles south of Boston, the Taunton River is within easy reach of the majority of the state's population, including the cities of Taunton, Fall River, and New Bedford.

To learn more about the Taunton and what it means to be a Wild and Scenic River, please visit any of the links below or in the drop-down menus above.

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