The Eel River
is a 3.9 miles (6.3 km) river mostly in the village of Chiltonville
Chiltonville is a small village in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. It is located south of Wellingsley, northeast of South Pond, and consists of the Eel River valley and the land that stretches south of the river to the Pine Hills. Plimoth Plantation is in the northeastern part of the village...
in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Its headwaters are springs and small ponds above Russell Millpond
Russell Millpond, also known as Russell Mill Pond, is a pond in the Chiltonville village of Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. Fed by springs and water from cranberry bogs, the outflow of the pond is the Eel River. The water quality is impaired due to non-native aquatic plants in the...
. Its watershed encompasses approximately 15 square miles (38.8 km²). It flows along Plimoth Plantation
Plimoth Plantation is a living museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts that shows the original settlement of the Plymouth Colony established in the 17th century by English colonists, some of whom later became known as Pilgrims. They were among the first people who emigrated to America to avoid religious...
and Plymouth Beach
Plymouth Beach is a small village located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. It is located directly south of Plymouth Center, and is adjacent to Plimoth Plantation...
for about ½ mile before emptying into Plymouth Harbor
Plymouth Harbor is the name of a harbor located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, a town in the South Shore region of the state. It is part of the larger Plymouth Bay. Historically, Plymouth Harbor was the site of anchorage of the Mayflower where the Pilgrims offloaded to establish a permanent...
between the beach and Manters Point.
Below is a list of all crossings over the Eel River. The list starts at the headwaters and goes downstream.
- Russell Mills Road
- Route 3
- Sandwich Road
- River Street
- Plimoth Plantation Highway
Plimoth Plantation Highway is a short unnumbered two-lane freeway with plastic stanchions posted on a rumbled asphalt median in Plymouth, Massachusetts.-Route description:...
- Warren Avenue (Route 3A
Route 3A is a state highway in eastern Massachusetts, which parallels Route 3 and U.S. Route 3 from Cedarville in southern Plymouth to Tyngsborough at the New Hampshire state line....