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Ashland (Massachusetts)

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Ashland is a city in Massachusetts approximately 25 miles West of Boston. Ashland was the original starting point of the Boston Marathon.

Get in[edit]

  • From Route 495: Take exit 21A (West). Follow through Hopkinton center where the road merges with Route 135. Ashland center is about 3.5 miles from the exit.
  • From Route 9: Go South on Route 126 to Framingham center (about 2 miles). Turn West on Route 135. Ashland center is about 4 miles from Framingham center.

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  • Ashland State Park, Rte. 135, Phone: +1 508-435-4303, [1]. Seasonal. 470 acres with swimming, picnicking, boating, fishing, bicycling and hiking. Wheelchair access to the boathouse and by ramp into the pond.
  • Slot Car Racing at Modelville Hobby, 280 Eliot Street, (508)881-7616, [2]. Two 8 lane slot car tracks for 1/32nd and 1/24th scale cars.  edit
  • The Ashland Massachusetts Farmers Market (Farmers Market), 125 Front Street Ashland, MA 01721, [3]. Saturday, 9am-1pm June 9th-October 20th. he Ashland Farmers' Market (AFM) is a non-profit, community-based, producer-only, farmers market, started by a group of Ashland volunteers  edit

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  • Burnam's Supper House, 366 Pleasant St., +1 508-881-9892.
  • Cherry Blossom, 80 Union St., +1 508-881-8222.
  • Fusion Cuisine, 12 Pond St, (Route 126), (508) 875-9888, [4]. Su-M 12PM-10PM, F,Sa 12PM-1AM. Features a variety of Asian cuisines - Chinese, Thai Japanese and Sushi.  edit
  • Ichiban Steak House, 380 Union Street (Route 135), (866)520-3011, [5]. A family-owned-and-operated restaurant serving Sushi, Japanese and Chinese dishes. Open for lunch and dinner.  edit
  • John Stone's Public House, 179 Main St., +1 508-881-1778, [6]. was built in 1834 by John Stone to take advantage of the new railroad. The pub is reputed to be haunted [7].
  • Oregon Club, 117 Oregon Road +1 (508)875-9050 [8] Hours: T-T 5-9PM, S-S 5-10PM. Entrees $20s, sides $5". Opened in 1922 as a prohibition era speak easy hosting several legendary local figures.
  • Mexico City Taqueria, 1 West Union Street (Route 135) Ashland, MA 10721, (508)881-3500, [9]. Mon. - Sat. 10:30 - 9:00; Sun. 11:00 - 6:00. A local family-owned business serving authentic Mexican food. Everything is made from scratch - nothing is prepackaged, frozen, or commercially prepared.  edit

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  • TJ Spirits, 355 W Union St (Rt 135) Ashland, MA 01721, (508) 881-1565. A Rural pub with lots of outdoor seating (smoking allowed). Caters to a very mixed local crowd.  edit
  • Kelly's Restaurant, 78 Front St Ashland Ma, 01721, (508) 881-2372, [10]. Mon-Thurs 11:30am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-12:00am, Sun 12:00pm-10:00pm. Family friendly pub with a bar and outdoor seating  edit
  • Ashland Ale House, 23 Pond Street, Ashland MA 01721, (508) 861-7780, [11]. Family friendly pub serving lunch and dinner seven days a week. Live entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. 20 Taps and a huge bottle selection.  edit

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Warren Conference Center and Inn, 529 Chestnut Street, +1 508-231-3100, [12].

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