With a population of about 3,400 residents, West Brookfield is a quintessential New England town nestled among the Quaboag hills about half-way between Springfield and Worcester.  Lake Wickaboag offers water recreation and a fishing area. It is the site of a Fourth of July boat parade and house decorating contest, as well as and winter ice fishing derbies.

The Center Historic District of West Brookfield is a picturesque Towner Common, lined with stately colonial homes. Recently restored to its original glory, the focal point of the Common is the Rice Memorial Fountain. The Common is also the site of War Memorial Plaza and the Helen Paige Shackley Bandstand. The Common hosts many annual events, including The Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival, the lighting of the town Christmas tree during "White Christmas in West Brookfield," and the "Concerts on the Common" summer music series. From June to October, the Farmers' Market bustles with activity every Wednesday from 3 until 6:30 p.m.

The town center is dotted with many unique craft and antique shops where you can browse for the perfect gift or collectible. There are several restaurants throughout the town, offering everything from a quick cup of coffee to fast food or fine dining. There are also inns and a motel, should you decide to stay awhile.

 

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  • Salem Cross Inn is a 1700's-era inn on a 600-acre farm setting the scene for locally sourced American fare, with a pub on-site.
     
  • Rockhouse Reservation, a property of the Trustees of Reservations, is perfect for hiking with its nature trails, small lake, and butterfly meadow.

 

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