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Visiting Quaint Wrentham MA

Downtown Wrentham, MA photo
Downtown Wrentham, MA
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Article and photos by Eric H.

In many regards, Wrentham, MA -- a southwest suburban Boston community -- seems like the quintessential New England small town.

The downtown features all the earmarks of classic, traditional New England with a church with tall white steeple, public schools all situated together, a beautiful town common and a limited but appealing row of small, specialty shops (many with colorful flags and benches out front).  Here is a place where you can catch the local conversations and some delicious homestyle at the Looking Glass Cafe diner (36 South St.), enjoy lunch or dinner at the cozy Terrace Cafe (36 South St.), buy everything from paints to baseball cards at the family-owned Cataldo's Hardware Store (84 South St.), or even stay overnight at the lovely 1861 Victorian Proctor Mansion Inn overlooking the town common. Outside the downtown, you'll find beautiful Lakes Pearl and Archer, the rural Wrentham neighborhood of Sheldonville including farms like The Big Apple and Cook's Valley Farm and comfort food restaurants like Nicky's, the Tavern at Wrentham and Commonwealth BBQ. Along the way in Wrentham, also be sure to check out several antique shops (like My Grandmother Had That antiques), and the more modern Wrentham Village Premium Outlets (with more than 175 stores!).

Wrentham feels, at times, less like a Boston suburb and more like a vacation getaway!

Wrentham Town Common photo, Wrentham, MA
Wrentham Town Common

Terrace Cafe, Wrentham MA
The Terrace Cafe patio overlooking the Town Common

Wrentham antiques store
My Grandmother Had That Antiques

Commonwealth BBQ Wrentham MA
Commonwealth BBQ

The Big Apple Farm, Wrentham MA
The Big Apple Farm

Lake Pearl Wrentham MA
Lake Pearl (private beach)

Lake Pearl Wrentham MA
Cook's Valley Farm

Wrentham MA Downtown
Looking at downtown Wrentham from the town common

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
Proctor Mansion Inn (photo from

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets
Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Downtown Wrentham MA church
Expansive land at Town Common with church on the north side

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