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Vacation in Plymouth County - Massachusetts

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Area Overview

Plymouth County’s tourism regions are divided into 4 distinct areas; Plymouth... America’s Hometown, The South Shore with it’s typically-New England village greens, white-steepled churches and scenic coastal vistas, Cranberry Country where the fall harvests of these red berries create a colorful pallet only they can offer, and Metrosouth containing the County’s only city, Brockton where shoes, prizefighters and crafts make up the core of this “City of Champions” attraction and heritage.

Includes Cities/Towns: Accord, Brant Rock, Bridgewater, Brockton, Bryantville, East Wareham, Green Harbor, Greenbush, Hingham, Hull, Humarock, Marion, Marshfield, Marshfield Hills, Mattapoisett, Minot, North Marshfield, North Scituate, Norwell, Ocean Bluff, Onset, Rochester, Scituate, Wareham, West Wareham, White Horse Beach, Whitman.

Things to Do

Recreation & Fitness

A visit to Plymouth County can include (among so many other things) a whale watch adventure that guarantees sightings, an in-depth conversation on any variety of subjects with a “Pilgrim”, discovering what was actually in on the Mayflower, a Paddlewheeler cruise into Cape Cod Bay, a tour of the Cape Cod Canal, an opportunity to harvest cranberries, touching a piece of Plymouth Rock, viewing the largest solid granite monument in the country, a ride through Christmas lights on a narrow-gauge railroad or a candlelight dinner aboard a train, a warm & fuzzy stay at an inviting B&B, a stroll along a 3-mile beach or perhaps a Thanksgiving Dinner where the holiday originated! These are just a few of the itinerary suggestions offered in a County where History is Just the Beginning… where will your visit begin?

Cultural Activities

Each Plymouth County area has both history and art & culture museums. Free summer concerts take place in Plymouth & the Village of Onset in Wareham, Art Museums are located in Cohasset, Duxbury, Norwell & Plymouth. Along with Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton's Historical Society celebrates its shoe industry and it's boxing champions; Rocky Marciano and Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Brockton has a Symphony Orchestra and Plymouth a Philharmonic Orchestra celebrating its 100th anniversary.
There's also an annual Plymouth folk concert.


Perhaps the most visually stimulating effect Plymouth County offers is its miles and miles of Atlantic coastline. Dotted with lighthouses and coastal villages it presents the images that make for beautiful photos and lasting memories. Although closely associated with its neighbors; Boston & Cape Cod, it is a destination in and of itself and its humble beginnings and middle-class heritage often make it a more affordable “home away from home” when touring southeastern New England.


Commuter rail service on The Old Colony Line to and from Boston and P&B bus service is available 7 days a week to and from Boston. P&B also offers twice-a-day service to and from Providence with limited service within the County. GATRA bus transportation within greater Plymouth is available Monday-Saturday. We advise contacting VERC Rent-A-Car to best enjoy your time in the region.


Monthly Temperatures / Rainfall

 Month  Low  Avg  High  Rain
 January  18.9  28.2  37.5  4.2 "
 February  21.5  30.9  40.3  4.0 "
 March  27.8  37.4  47.0  5.4 "
 April  36.8  47.0  57.2  4.6 "
 May  46.0  56.8  67.5  3.8 "
 June  55.7  66.1  76.5  3.9 "
 July  61.5  71.7  81.9  3.7 "
 August  60.6  70.5  80.4  4.1 "
 September  52.9  63.0  73.1  4.0 "
 October  42.0  52.2  62.4  4.4 "
 November  34.0  43.4  52.8  4.7 "
 December  24.7  33.5  42.2  4.6 "

Best Time To Go:

Summer and fall.

Plymouth County is a 4-season region; spring begins cool with temperatures in the 40s but increases by summer to average 70s & 80s temps with occasional "heat waves" (3 consecutive days of 90 plus)but with cool coastal breezes. Fall is mostly picture perfect with temps in the 60s and 70s and bright sunshine. Winters can be either mild with under a foot of snow or as much as 100" in an exceptionally harsh winter.


Plymouth County has it all from 3-bedroom B&Bs to a 5-star resort. We have a Best Western, Comfort Inn, Double Tree, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, TownPlace Suites by Marriott. Opening this summer is a Baymont by Wyndham. There are also nine properties, privately-owned; 2 of which have ocean front.


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