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Wayland is a town in the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. It is a rural suburb with mostly families as residents. It is very close to Boston, where there are a lot activities and fine dining, as well as the [Natick Mall], located in Natick, Massachusetts and one of the countries biggest and luxurious malls.

History

The Puritan Village

Wayland was the first settlement of the Sudbury plantation, established in 1638, and incorporated in 1639. Among the 60 original men, women, and children, were 15 Puritan families who had traveled in the ship Confidence from England. Bringing with them the English pattern of farming, with collective fields and grazing along with individual lots, they named their town Sudbury after the town in Suffolk, where their pastor Edmund Brown and some of their company had lived. The original settlement was clustered one half mile northwest of where the town center is now located. Wayland and Sudbury residents established the Sudbury Valley Trust in 1953 in part to protect these lands. Today Wayland is in the top 5 communities in the state in conservation acreage.

East Sudbury 1780-1835, renamed Wayland 1835

The first US census in 1790 showed that East Sudbury was a farming community of 801 people in 112 houses. Today’s Boston Post Road ran through it on the way to Albany. Travelers stopped at the Corner Tavern where Old Connecticut Path split off down to Hartford, near today’s Old Coach Grill. The Pequod Inn stood at the intersection of the Post Road and the roads north to western Sudbury and Concord. Baldwin ’s tavern was near the four arch bridge over the river. The First Parish Church was built in 1815, complete with a bell by Paul Revere. In 1835, the men attending a town meeting voted to change the name East Sudbury to Wayland, to honor Rev. Francis Wayland, President of Brown University, who was a friend of Judge Edward Mellen (whose law offices are found in the Wayland Historic District in a small white house at the intersection of Boston Post Road and Old Sudbury Road).

Get in

By plane

Logan International Airport is the closest airport to Wayland and has many flights every day from anywhere you can think of. Once at Logan, take the Mass Pike West for only about 25 minutes until getting off at the Wayland exit.

By car

Route 30 runs through the northern part of town, connecting Wayland to Weston and Sudbury. And route 20 runs through the southern part of town connecting Wayland to Natick and Framingham. You can also get to Wayland by taking the Mass Pike West from Boston and I-95 also has two exits (23-24-25 and 26) which bring you to either the southern or northern part of town.

By train

You can take the Amtrak train to Westborough route 128 station and then get on I-95 north to Wayland. You can also take Amtrak to South Station in Boston and then take the Mass Pike West to the Wayland exit. The T goes to Riverside, the last station on the green line, which takes you to I-95 so it is easily accessible to Wayland residents.

Get around

Wayland is mostly bustling with people transporting by car and bicycle. It is a small enough town for everything to be accessible by car or bike alone.

See

  • The war memorial at the town building.
  • Wayland Public Library, which has been argued to be Massachusetts's first public library.
  • North Cemetery, resting place of Lydia Maria Child, a famous radical abolitionist.
  • The Sudbury Militia passes through the town each year, reenacting the march to Concord on April 19th, 1775. They even begin their march at precisely the same time of day as the Militia did 200 years ago.

Do

  • Hannah Williams Playground, [1]. A favorite of all families, safe and tons of fun for kids.
  • The Natick Collection (address: 1245 Worcester Street Natick, MA 01760) (508) 655-4800
    Although not located right in Wayland, it is a quick 10 minute drive to an upscale mall with exciting shopping, dining, and entertainment.

Buy

  • Elizabeth Lee Boutique (address: 234 Boston Post Rd.) 508-358-7788
    An adorable woman's clothing boutique
  • The Natick Collection (address: 1245 Worcester Street Natick, MA 01760) (508) 655-4800
    As mentioned previously above

Eat

  • Corner Stone Cafe, 236 Boston Post Rd., 508-398-7755. Great breakfast or great pizza.
  • Liberty's Pizza, 116 Main Street, 508-655-3417, [2].
  • Einsteins Bagels (address: 44 Main Street) (508) 655-6420
    A great breakfast or lunch spot the supplies all kinds of bagels, wraps, and salads
  • Starbucks Coffee (address: 44 Main Street) (508) 655-1109
    A quaint Starbucks with the best coffee around.
  • JJ McKays (address: 171 Commonwealth Road) (508) 651-3758
    A Wayland classic, fantastic for any type of party or dinner.
  • Prime Bar (address: 131 Boston Post Rd) (508) 358-2400
    A new steak restaurant in town, with a variety of high quality food.
  • Mels Cafe (address: 310 Commonwealth Road) (508) 653-7777
    The ultimate breakfast spot for sports teams, friends, and family. Great prices and family owned.
  • The Villa (address: 124 East Plain Street) (508) 653-8570
    Another Wayland family owned gem with tons of dinner and lunch options at low prices.

Get out

Right outside of Wayland is the Natick Collection, one of the countries biggest shopping malls located at 1245 Worcester Street, Natick MA. You can also take the T at riverside (off of I-95) into Boston and visit the harbor and all of the lovely shops and dining available in the city.

Contact

Wikipedia:Wayland,_Massachusetts



Source wikitravel.org/en/Wayland