Downtime In Lynnfield
Got some time off this upcoming long weekend? Here's five things you can do in Lynnfield that you can't necessarily do everywhere else.
As always, the summer went by fairly quickly and we find ourselves heading into yet another Labor Day weekend.
All over the country, people are gearing up for one final getaway or big weekend of the summer.
Of course, plenty of people also prefer to stay local during the big holiday weekends because of factors like traffic and crowds. With that in mind, here are five things you can do in Lynnfield that you can't necessarily do everywhere else:
1. Buy a $140 shot of tequila: Yes, that's right. When Patron Silver just won't cut it, you can explore the ultra-high end tequila offerings at the Fat Cactus on Route 1. The Grand Patron Burdeos shot is $140, and Herradura Seleccion Supreme Extra Anejo runs for $83. Others are available around $50 and other nearby price neighborhoods.
Now, the only question is whether you want to down one of them before or after you...
2. Play 36 holes of golf: Lynnfield is home to three golf courses: There are the town-owned Reedy Meadow and King Rail courses, both of which are nine holes each. And up toward the Middleton border, there is also the privately-owned Sagamore Spring Golf Club, which has 18 holes.
3. Load Up On Amazing Dessert Treats: If dessert is your favorite meal of the day, then you definitely want to pay a visit to Spinelli's on Route 1 South right near the Lynnfield/Peabody line. Spinelli's is well-known for its delicious and varied range of Italian bakery products. It also sells various pre-made Italian meal items.
4. Research Your Family Tree: The Lynnfield Library is home to the Marcia Wiswall Lindberg Room, maintained by the Essex Society of Geneaologists. If you want to research ancestors who lived in the North Shore area, this is a good place to start. At this point, revisiting option #1 may also be a good place to start.
5. See Boston From Here: For a small town only about 12 miles north of Boston, some people would be surprised at the hiking trails you can access in Lynnfield.
First, the more strenuous one - If you park at the end of Ledge Road and enter the Bow Ridge Reservation trail network, you can find a number of rocky overlooks of Route 1 and other points. On the other side of the power lines one particularly rocky area offers high enough views to spot the Boston skyline as well as the viewing tower in the adjoining Lynn Woods Reservation. About 15 minutes down the trail from Ledge Road in the old quarry area, hikers might also come across the outdoor mural known to locals as Skull Rock.
Now the easier one - Town residents are well familiar with the recently renovated Partridge Island boardwalk trail, which offers a close-up look at Reedy Meadow. This is the largest freshwater cattail marsh in the state of Massachusetts.