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Guidebook for Wakefield

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Guidebook for Wakefield

Shopping
Upscale shops & botiques . This is Boston's version of Rodeo Drive. Located in the historic Back Bay area. The street is lined with many stores and fine as well as casual restaurants. It is close to the Boston Public Garden, The Prudential Center and The Boston Common.
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Newbury Street
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Upscale shops & botiques . This is Boston's version of Rodeo Drive. Located in the historic Back Bay area. The street is lined with many stores and fine as well as casual restaurants. It is close to the Boston Public Garden, The Prudential Center and The Boston Common.
Parks & Nature
Lake Quannapowitt is in the heart of Wakefield. There are two parks for children at opposite ends of the 3.1 mile circumference of the lake. You will find many walkers, joggers, cyclists, and mothers with baby strollers during daylight hours all year round. There is a grassy common at the town end of the lake. You can rent kayaks & paddle boards in season. You can see windsurfers & sailboats.
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Lake Quannapowitt
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Lake Quannapowitt is in the heart of Wakefield. There are two parks for children at opposite ends of the 3.1 mile circumference of the lake. You will find many walkers, joggers, cyclists, and mothers with baby strollers during daylight hours all year round. There is a grassy common at the town end of the lake. You can rent kayaks & paddle boards in season. You can see windsurfers & sailboats.
Breakheart Reservation is a lovely oasis in the midst of suburban towns north of Boston. There are two paved loops for walking, running, biking, or other activities. They are surrounded by woods and are very hilly, providing a great work-out in the beautiful setting. From the paved way, you can hike up to the top of several hills. There is a nice view of Boston from the higher ones on clear days. There is an upper lake at the top of some of the other trails. There is no swimming at that lake, but it is quite picturesque. You can also hike down from the paved way to the lower lake and hike it's perimeter. There is a sandy beach with life guards on this lake during summer months.
Breakheart Reservation Wakefield Entrance
Breakheart Reservation is a lovely oasis in the midst of suburban towns north of Boston. There are two paved loops for walking, running, biking, or other activities. They are surrounded by woods and are very hilly, providing a great work-out in the beautiful setting. From the paved way, you can hike up to the top of several hills. There is a nice view of Boston from the higher ones on clear days. There is an upper lake at the top of some of the other trails. There is no swimming at that lake, but it is quite picturesque. You can also hike down from the paved way to the lower lake and hike it's perimeter. There is a sandy beach with life guards on this lake during summer months.
Good Harbor Beach is the most beautiful beach in Massachusetts. There is a small island across from the beach. As low tide approaches, you can walk over to the island on the sand in 6-10 inches of water and explore. Wear your water shoes, its pretty rocky on the island. Be sure to get off the island before the tide comes back in. As it comes in, a small stream fills with water and becomes a playground for children of all ages. There are hermit crabs, snails, and schools of tiny fish. You can float along the stream. You can swim, surf, or ride on boogie boards on the main beach. The waves are usually best as high tide approaches. http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=299
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Good Harbor Beach
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Good Harbor Beach is the most beautiful beach in Massachusetts. There is a small island across from the beach. As low tide approaches, you can walk over to the island on the sand in 6-10 inches of water and explore. Wear your water shoes, its pretty rocky on the island. Be sure to get off the island before the tide comes back in. As it comes in, a small stream fills with water and becomes a playground for children of all ages. There are hermit crabs, snails, and schools of tiny fish. You can float along the stream. You can swim, surf, or ride on boogie boards on the main beach. The waves are usually best as high tide approaches. http://gloucester-ma.gov/index.aspx?nid=299
Drinks & Nightlife
Artichokes
317 Main St
Food Scene
Excellent Italian and American dishes. Reasonable prices.
Sabatino's Restaurant
330 Main St
Excellent Italian and American dishes. Reasonable prices.
It is a great warm weather lunch or dinner spot on Lewis Wharf in Boston. There is indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Boston Harbor. The food is American style, delicious and reasonably priced. It is our favorite Boston restaurant.
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Joe's American Bar & Grill
100 Atlantic Avenue
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It is a great warm weather lunch or dinner spot on Lewis Wharf in Boston. There is indoor and outdoor seating overlooking the beautiful Boston Harbor. The food is American style, delicious and reasonably priced. It is our favorite Boston restaurant.
This little gem is hidden away. The store front on Main Street is about 10 feet wide, appearing to be a little cafe. When you enter, you are led to the back of the room and around a corner into the dining area. The room is mostly full length pains of glass. The spectacular view is from 30 feet above Front Beach, with the open ocean stretching beyond. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The owner/manager and staff are also very good. Great for lunch or dinner. http://www.bracketts.com/
Brackett's Oceanview Restaurant
25 Main Street
This little gem is hidden away. The store front on Main Street is about 10 feet wide, appearing to be a little cafe. When you enter, you are led to the back of the room and around a corner into the dining area. The room is mostly full length pains of glass. The spectacular view is from 30 feet above Front Beach, with the open ocean stretching beyond. The food is very good and reasonably priced. The owner/manager and staff are also very good. Great for lunch or dinner. http://www.bracketts.com/
(781) 245-1500 Jade Gourmet is the best take-out Chinese food in the area for your money. It is run by a Chinese family. Everything is cooked out in the open. We have been getting take - out food there for decades.
Jade Gourmet
403 Lowell St
(781) 245-1500 Jade Gourmet is the best take-out Chinese food in the area for your money. It is run by a Chinese family. Everything is cooked out in the open. We have been getting take - out food there for decades.
Essentials
Whole Foods Market
427 Walnut St
Shaw's
134 Water St
Great hair stylists. Ask for Mindy. She is the best. www.facebook.com/stylemymop
Style My Mop
255 North Ave
Great hair stylists. Ask for Mindy. She is the best. www.facebook.com/stylemymop
Sightseeing
Boston Harbor Cruises has a variety of cruise options. Cruises include the following: *1 hour lunch cruise that displays the beauty of Boston *Narrated sightseeing cruises during the day & evening * Whale Watches daily *Cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands and exploration of the islands *A thrilling ride on a huge speed boat that goes up to 40 miles an hour Check out their website: http://www.bostonharborcruises.com
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Boston Harbor Cruises
1 Long Wharf
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Boston Harbor Cruises has a variety of cruise options. Cruises include the following: *1 hour lunch cruise that displays the beauty of Boston *Narrated sightseeing cruises during the day & evening * Whale Watches daily *Cruises to the Boston Harbor Islands and exploration of the islands *A thrilling ride on a huge speed boat that goes up to 40 miles an hour Check out their website: http://www.bostonharborcruises.com