Get the door, it's the liquor store
Wakefield lies to the north of Boston and is home to two lakes within its 8 square miles. One of... these, Crystal Lake, is a reservoir that provides the town’s drinking water; understandably, there’s not much in the way of recreation happening there. But Lake Quannapowitt is a different story. This lake is 247 acres of pure fun. Head there on a summer day and you’ll find every water sport imaginable taking place: windsurfing, kayaking, skiing, wakeboarding, boating and, of course, fishing. And that’s just the lake. Wakefield has a charming downtown, loads of fantastic restaurants and shopping, great schools and a variety of different parks. The Saugus River flows from the east side of the lake out to the Atlantic, creating a large swath of natural wetlands on the northeastern part of town. So if you’re looking for it, it’s likely here in Wakefield. Another interesting note about Wakefield is that you can have alcohol delivered to your front door in record time. You snooze, you lose, but not with booze — if you’re jonesing for your favorite beers, wines or liquors but would prefer not to make a trip out to get them, head to Drizly’s app or website and place your order. It’ll be there in under an hour.