Wakefield draws hundreds of walkers to the trail around Lake Quannapowitt but not as many know that residents can take advantage of sailing lessons on the lake. Many years ago ice was harvested from the two Wakefield lakes as part of a burgeoning industry. Patriotic music and fireworks draw folks from far and wide to the Wakefield bandstand and town common on the 4th of July.

Town of Wakefield

Friends of Lake Quannapowit

Linden Tree Coffeehouse

The Lower Common (South Side) Bandstand, Wakefield MA
(Photo by Alison Colby-Campbell)