Pembroke is located 27 miles from Boston, surrounded by the towns of Norwell, Marshfield, Duxbury, Kingston, Plympton, Halifax, Hanson, and Hanover. Just one town removed from the Atlantic coast. It has many recreational water resources which include the North River, Indian Head River as well as multiple ponds such as Oldham, Furnace, Great Sandy Bottom, Little Sandy Bottom, Stetson, and Silver Lake. Shipbuilding was an important part of the town’s development due to its proximity to water and woods needed for construction. The town also has a multitude of cranberry bogs which continue to be operated to this day. The town is known for the springtime run of herring which is celebrated each year at the town’s annual “Grande Old Fish Fry.” There are three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. There are two privately funded libraries which are open to the public. The Boston commuter train is accessed via stops in the two adjacent towns of Hanson and Halifax. There is direct highway access to Boston or Cape Cod and multiple shops and businesses are located along the local highways that run through the town.