Get to Know Wakefield
North of Boston, at the intersection of Routes 93 and 128/95, Wakefield is home to two lakes (Quannapowitt and Crystal), a yacht club (the nations oldest inland yacht club), and Breakheart Reservation (a Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation park) as well as two MBTA railroad stations (20 minutes to Boston).
An active community of 25,000, Wakefield hosts several town-wide community events such as, a fall homecoming celebration, spring arts/crafts festival, concerts on the common, a farmers market, and one of the largest Fourth of July parades in the country, all enhanced by a cornucopia of local traditions.
~Need a break from walking the lake?
Check out the lakes at Breakheart Reservation as well as the many trails and even a lodge and bathrooms.
Parking is available at the Northeast Metro Regional Vocational High School on Hemlock Rd. near Wakefield High.
One internet review captures its essence: "The Boston area's best kept secret! Right off of Route 1 in between Saugus and Wakefield, and you feel like you're 100 miles north in the middle of New Hampshire! Beautiful, amazing place. Highly recommended!"
For more information, visit the Friends of Breakheart at www.saugus.org/FOBRï¿½ï¿½.
www.wakefieldlibrary.org : Homebound Delivery Service: The Library offers a free delivery service for Wakefield residents who are permanently or temporarily unable to come to the Library because of an illness or disability.
To set up a home delivery card, contact the Reference Department. We will set up a profile for you which includes contact information, reading interests, and delivery information. Home delivery materials have an extended loan period of six weeks, and there are no overdue fines. You can request specific titles or subjects at any time, or you can have us select materials for you based on your profile of interests. We will come and pick up your books when you are ready to return them.
The Library is grateful to its many volunteers who assist with deliveries for this service. If you are interested in becoming a delivery program volunteer, please contact the Reference Department for further information.
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