About Wakefield

Wakefield, Massachusetts, a scenic town 10 miles north of Boston, is conveniently located at the intersection of two major highways (I-93 and I-95/128) and is easily accessible by commuter rail (MBTA) from Boston. Wakefield is recognized for its strong community and business networks, quality school system, public library, and beautiful Lake Quannapowitt.
The area surrounding Lake Quannapowitt is a popular walking, running, and recreational destination. The paved loop around the Lake is approximately 3.6 miles. To learn more about the history of the Lake and its namesake, James Quannapowitt, visit the online wiki maintained by the Beebe Library. 

Lakeside Event Registrations

Many groups use the Lake and surrounding areas to host charity walks and fundraisers. If you're interested in using the public space, please refer to our application, fees, and rules for Lakeside events.

Several groups and events call the Lake home, including:

Sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, and pedal boats are available through: