Introduction to Wilmington, Massachusetts
Wilmington, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 9 miles N of Medford, Massachusetts and 14 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area. About 21,363 people live in Wilmington.
The first settlers arrived in Wilmington in the year 1665, and the town was officially incorporated in 1730. The Middlesex Canal that passed through Wilmington provided passenger transport and freight between the Merrimack River and Boston. 1835 witnessed the construction of the Boston and Lowell Railroad which led to the rapid development of Wilmington. Due to industrial chemical contamination, Wilmington is often considered a cancer cluster. The town is also famous as the place of discovery of the Baldwin apple.
Wilmington and nearby Attractions
- Wilmington Memorial Library
- Silver Lake Town Hall
- Southeast Wilmington Industrial Park
- Silver Lake Town Beach
- Maple Meadow Brook
- Saint Dorothys Catholic Church
Things To Do In Wilmington
The town of Wilmington is steeped in history that is reflected in the historical and cultural buildings around the town. To get a better knowledge of the town’s history, one can pay a visit to the memorial buildings, town halls and libraries. Another attraction in Wilmington is the Silver Lake Town Beach, which has become a popular tourist haunt over the years. Besides, the town has some beautiful brooks like the Maple Meadow Brook, the Lubbers Brook and the Mill Brook. Churches can be found in abundance along the streets of the town. Visitors can also enjoy the recreational facilities offered at the parks, or simply browse through the numerous shopping centers like the Wilmington Plaza Shopping Center, the E-Z-Way Shopping Center or the East Gate Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.
Wilmington Higher Education
Merrimack College is nearby.