Introduction to Bedford, Massachusetts
Bedford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles N of Waltham, Massachusetts and 14 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,595 people lived in Bedford.
Bedford, Massachusetts was first inhabited in the year 1640. The area was taken mostly from Billerica, with some land added from Concord and Lexington when it was officially incorporated in the year 1729. The first community that lived in the region survived mainly on farming and basic industries. The region’s history is documented in the Bedford collection at the Bedford Public Library. Tourists are drawn to the historic sites which include the Wilson Mill, Old Burying Ground, the Job Lane House and the original Bedford Flag that was taken to the battle of Lexington and Concord in the year 1775.
Bedford and nearby Attractions
- Georgetown Rowley State Forest
- Franklin Park
- Great Brook Farm State Park
- Hopkinton State Park
- Silver Lake State Park
- Whitehall State Park
Things To Do In Bedford
There are many open spaces and parks in the city which make for great places to hang out during leisure time. These places are also ideal for picnics and the townspeople regularly organize exciting events for both kids and adults in the parks. The city is also dotted with various restaurants and cafes, which serve mouthwatering dishes.
Air transportation in the city is provided by Boston Logan International.
City Higher Education
Bentley College serves the city.