Introduction to Hopedale, Massachusetts
Hopedale, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 12 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 29 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town has a population of approximately 5,907.
Hopedale was settled in 1660 and adopted its present name on August 26, 1841. It was named by Adin Ballou, who founded the community. Established in 1842 upon socialist and Christian ideologies, Hopedale was incorporated as a town in 1886. Prior to its incorporation, the town was part of Milford. The women of the town were first permitted to swim at the town beach in 1905.
Hopedale and Nearby Attractions
- Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
- Hudson Historical Society Museum
- Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
- Slater Mill Historic Site
- Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides
Things To Do In Hopedale
The Whitehall State Park is close to the town and offers facilities for boating and fishing. People may also visit parks like Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Quaddick State Park, Cochituate State Park, and Douglas State Forest. There are numerous museums near Hopedale, including, Worcester Art Museum, Ecotarium, Worcester Historical Museum and Library, and Higgins Armory Museum.
Flights are available from Worcester Regional Airport.
Hopedale Higher Education
The closest colleges to Hopedale include Framingham State College, College of the Holy Cross, and Bryant College.