Introduction to Wayland, Massachusetts
Wayland, Massachusetts is 6 miles NE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 15 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Middlesex county. The town is part of the Boston metro area. The population of Wayland is 13,100.
The area was incorporated as the Town of East Sudbury in April 1780. It was renamed Wayland in 1835, honoring Dr, Francis Wayland who was the President of Brown University. Wayland was also a friend of Edward Mellen, the judge of East Sudbury. Both gentlemen were the benefactors of the town’s library which incidentally was the first free public library in the state.
Wayland and nearby Attractions
- Sandy Burr Country Club
- Wayland Country Club
- Wayland Free Public Library
- Fogg Art Museum
- Hayward Brook
- Cat Rock Park
Things To Do In Wayland
Wayland is a peaceful, semi-rural community. The people of this area have taken pains to preserve its natural beauty, as the town is abundant with fields surrounding the Sudbury River, marshes and forests.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.
Wayland Higher Education
Facilities for higher studies can be availed at Framingham State College.