Top 10 Things to do in Lynnfield, United States

September 19, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Lynnfield in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Shopping Malls. Discover best things to do in Lynnfield with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Lynnfield

1. Market Street Lynnfield

600 Market St, Lynnfield, MA 01940-4000 +1 781-484-5400
Excellent
51%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
6%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 99 reviews

Market Street Lynnfield

MarketStreet Lynnfield is the North Shore's largest open air shopping village, located directly off of I-95/128 at Exit 43. The center offers a vibrant mix of over 70 national brand and local boutiques, more than 10 exceptional restaurants, Whole Foods Market, and Kings Bowl America. Spend you day enjoying MarketStreet Lynnfield's green spaces, community events, performances and gatherings. Our event calendar is filled with fun family events and even a seasonal outdoor ice skating rink!

Reviewed By Armachians - Armagh, United Kingdom

This area is nicely landscaped and very well kept but has only average store offerings. Would be difficullt to spend more than an hour or two if not dining.

2. Jordan's IMAX Theater

50 Walkers Brook Dr, Reading, MA 01867-3224 +1 508-844-5171
Excellent
83%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 77 reviews

Jordan's IMAX Theater

Reviewed By YotaPwr - Maine

We drove over 4 hours to watch F8 here. This place is everything you hope it will be and more. There are only 8 Imax theaters in the world and it was like being there the entire time. The online ticket experience was simple and the concessions were probably the most reasonable prices we have seen in a long time. It was nice to pay a reasonable price for a change. We got there early and had our pick of seats. Parking is ample and there is plenty to do before or after the movie. We can't wait to do another movie here soon!

3. Lake Quannapowitt

Between Lowell St & Main St, Wakefield, MA 01880
Excellent
67%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

Lake Quannapowitt

Reviewed By CarlosIII - Wakefield, Mass

Lake Quannapowitt is about 3 and a half miles around. - good for walking, running or biking.The Main street side is a bit quieter and the walkway goes right along the lake. Sometimes I'll walk or run from the bandstand around to the Nahant street Stop sign, then turn around and come back along Man street again. - about 4 miles. Sailing is also a major activity on the lake. The Quannapowitt Yacht Club is welcoming and does give sailing lessons.

4. Saugus Iron Works

244 Central St, Saugus, MA 01906-2188 +1 781-233-0050
Excellent
69%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 117 reviews

Saugus Iron Works

In the 1600's, on the banks of the Saugus River, something extraordinary happened. Explore the place where European iron makers brought their special skills to a young Massachusetts colony. This nine-acre National Park includes working waterwheels, hot forges, mills, an historic 17th century home and a lush river basin.

Reviewed By SUSAN M - Hollywood, Florida

Saugus Iron Works is a National Historic Park. This one apparently is not very popular; tours are offered only once a day and the park opens May 1st for only six months of the year. Both my husband (not a history buff) and I found it fascinating. Perfect sunny weather didn't hurt. By the time we arrived at 1:30, the day's visitor count was only 26.

This site was the first successful plant for the production of cast and wrought iron in the Americas. Production began in 1646 using technology equal to that used in Europe at the time. Iron products were needed for farm tools, barrel straps, wagon wheels, blacksmiths, building materials, etc. The men working there were indentured servants, not Puritans – arrested English artisans as well as Scottish soldiers deported after capture.

The work was demanding and dangerous. Moisture was the worst. A tiny drop of water falling on molten metal could blow up the entire furnace. Due to financial issues and embezzlement, the mill closed in less than ten years. The workers, however, stayed in New England starting other ironworks that formed the foundation of the future US iron and steel industries.

Our guide demonstrated the actual workings. Water from the adjacent Saugus River drove water wheels that provided needed power. In one building (all are reconstructions) the iron was smelted in a blast furnace and cast into pig iron (workers thought the sand molds for casting resembled a sow with piglets – thus the name). In the next it was forged into varying qualities: pounding with massive 500 pound hammers changed the molecular structure forming 'wrought' iron. Different quality iron was needed for varying products. A third building contained rolling and slitting machinery that could change the iron’s shape, producing flat and/or small items. The park museum contained a number of excavated artifacts and small working models as well as film.

The Ironworks House is the only structure at the park that survives from the 1600s. After more than a century of owner modifications, it was restored in the early 1900’s to its original condition. We were the only two on a tour through the House. The park ranger explained how original wood beams were recognized and dated, and pointed out two different saw cuts in the wood. Every screw, hook, wood shingle and nail was handmade. He really made it interesting.

Before the early 20th century excavations there was no above ground sign of any part of the Ironworks or House other than a slag heap at the edge of the river. A road actually ran across the property. So the creation and restoration of this Historic Site is quite amazing. We stayed more than three hours

5. Rebecca Nurse Homestead

149 Pine St, Danvers, MA 01923-2693 +1 978-774-8799
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 98 reviews

Rebecca Nurse Homestead

The Rebecca Nurse Homestead sits on 25+ acres of an original 300 acres occupied by Rebecca Nurse and her family from 1678 until 1798. This is the only home of a person executed during the Salem Village Witchcraft Hysteria of 1692 open to the public. Another unique feature is a reproduction of the 1672 Salem Village Meeting House where many of the early hearings surrounding the Salem Witchcraft Hysteria took place. Located on the grounds is the Nurse Family Cemetery. It has been a longstanding family tradition that Rebecca's son and husband retrieved her body after her execution and secretly buried it here. A monument with a poem by John Greenleaf Whittier was erected years later to commemorate this. Recently another victim of the Hysteria, George Jacobs, was buried here after being found in the middle of the last century on his former property in a lone unmarked grave. This is the only known burial site of anyone convicted of witchcraft during the Salem trials. Open seasonally May-November Saturday & Sunday 10-3 July & August extended summer hours Wednesday-Sunday 10-3 October extended hours Friday-Sunday 10-3 The Rebecca Nurse Homestead is a private non-profit museum owned by the Danvers Alarm List Coy. It is an entirely volunteer group of 18th century living history reeanactors that portray the militia, minute and alarm companies of Danvers and surrounding communities. The Alarm List Coy. Presents its impression to the public through demonstrations, exhibitions, parades, living history encampments and battle reenactments.

Reviewed By LeppardLady - Ashland, Ohio

This was a nice stop for Danvers history. I personally was hoping to hear/learn more about Rebecca Nurse and her family, instead got a blanket review of the witch hysteria. The tour guide Candace was knowledgeable but wanted more of Rebecca. We did like the family cemetery on the property where John Proctor and George Jacobs (hanged accused witches) are laid to rest. Weren't told they were buried there on the tour it was a pleasant surprise we stumbled upon.

6. Brooksby Farm

54 Felton St, Peabody, MA 01960-1446 +1 978-531-7456
Excellent
70%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 81 reviews

Brooksby Farm

Reviewed By Francesca B - Peabody, Massachusetts

The high-season is late summer and autumn, yet visiting anytime is wonderful. There are various animals to see, picnic tables to sit at and a fun country store. Such a pleasant outing!

7. Lynn Woods

Pennybrook Road, Lynn, MA 01905-1069
Excellent
70%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 63 reviews

Lynn Woods

Reviewed By ADoucy1211 - Boston, Massachusetts

We take our dog here every weekend- it's a hidden gem! I never realized how much land is at Lynn Woods but there are multiple trails for both walkers, hikers, bikers- even for campers I've heard.
We go to the baseball field parking lot- as opposed to pennybrook which is also a nice parking area. We do the 5 mile loop to the left up toward Stone Tower and hug the trails left and all the way around until you loop back to parking lot. Beautiful trails, monuments, brooks, and views.
Highly recommend. Gets quite busy during weekends in the afternoon, especially during nice weather- the summer. Favorite time to go is early morning in the Fall or Winter where it's quiet and beautiful

8. Horn Pond

Arlington Rd, Woburn, MA 01890
Excellent
63%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 91 reviews

Horn Pond

Reviewed By Alison B

Nice place to go if you want to get away from the city. Spent a few hours there enjoying the sunshine and felt refreshed.

9. Stoneham Theatre

395 Main St, Stoneham, MA 02180-3514 +1 781-279-2200
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 40 reviews

Stoneham Theatre

Reviewed By Martha T - Lowell, Massachusetts

This show was excellent. The Trio all have fantastic voices and the show is loaded with Italian music information from Opera to Italian artists. We loved it.

10. Cowabunga's Inflatable Playground

265 Main St, North Reading, MA 01864-1386 +1 603-625-8008
Excellent
79%
Good
17%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Indoor Inflatable Playground featuring more than 20,000 square feet of inflatable fun! Specializing in birthday parties, walk-in play and much more.

Reviewed By Rum_Runner99 - Boston

Plenty of bounce houses for the kids. For parties they have private rooms where they have the kids play for a certain time period and then move to the next room. Each one has different houses and activities. Then they move you to a room with tables and chairs for food and cake. After the private areas are over the kids can spend the rest of the day in the public play area with lots of things to do. They allow you to bring in your own decorations and food, but they also can provide much of that too. Overall a great place.

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