North Reading

A film crew transformed an unassuming concrete block building across from Kitty’s Restaurant into a garage and shot scenes from the film, “Joy” starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. However a perennial source of entertainment throughout winter in North Reading is had by local kids sliding down the big hill at the town common. The same hill accommodates the overflow crowd for the annual fireworks. The fireworks themselves are shot from Ipswich River Park where cookouts, games and activities are available for the community. The Martins Pond Association offers a variety of seasonal events including waterside walks down the Turtle Trail, a fishing derby, haunted playground and boating.

Town of North Reading

Martins Pond Association

Town Common in North Reading, MA
(Photo by Alison Colby-Campbell)