Wakefield (Massachusetts)

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Wakefield (Massachusetts)

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Wakefield is a city in Massachusetts.


Wakefield, Massachusetts, a scenic town 10 miles north of Boston.Wakefield has preserved much of its historic New England appearance and is recognized for its strong community involvement, quality school system, thriving businesses, public library, and for beautiful Lake Quannapowitt, which plays host to countless outdoor festivals and benefit activities each year. Walkers and joggers circle Lake Quannapowitt's shores year round, and in the warmer months, boaters set sail from the nation's oldest inland yacht club.

Get in[edit]

By Plane Accessible by flights into Boston, which is only a fifteen minute car ride. Or a ten minute train ride on the commuter rail.

     Logan Airport Boston, MA

By Car Wakefield is located directly off on route I-95. The town spands from Exit 38 to Exit 42. Any of the five exits will take you into the center of town.

Get around[edit]

The easiest way to get around is by car. There is public transportation. You can take the bus or commuter rail. If you are active, a bike is also a good choice.

See[edit][add listing]

Wakefield is home to the beautiful Lake Quannapowitt. The lake is a total of 3.5 miles in circumference, which makes it ideal for the deily run or walk. At the head of the lake, there is the common. Complete with a park and a gazebo, where many events are held.

Col. James Hartshorne House

Located on the shores of beautiful Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, the Colonel James Hartshorne House was built in 1681 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Throughout its life it has served as a private residence, a tavern, and even a tenement for icehouse workers for the adjoining Morrill-Atwood Ice Company.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Breakheart Reservation, 100 Hemlock Rd, 781-233-0834. Open year-round, dawn to dusk. Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with jagged, rocky outcroppings, two fresh-water lakes, and a rambling section of the Saugus River. Fishing in Silver and Pearce Lakes, hiking the trails and birdwatching by the Saugus River are popular year-round activities. The supervised swimming area at Pearce Lake, one of the few fresh- water swimming spots north of Boston, draws crowds in the summer.  edit

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Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Kippos Roast Beef, 117 Water St Wakefield, MA 01880.  edit

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Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Sheraton Colonial Boston North Hotel & Conference Center, One Audubon Road, 1-781-245-9300, [1]. Sheraton Colonial features meeting space capable of accommodating 450 people and 280 guestrooms with HD flat-panel televisions, Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bedding and Shine by Bliss bath products.  edit


Get out[edit]

Routes through Wakefield
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