Community

Enjoy access to upscale shopping and dining, unmatched beaches and recreation, and top notch healthcare and entertainment.  Close proximity to Boston and Logan Airport via Route 128 or the commuter rail puts one of the country’s most storied cities and points beyond within easy reach. Closely tied to its neighboring town, the Hamilton-Wenham community is prized for its rural character and charm, and has been listed among the “Best Places to Live” by Boston magazineResidents of Wenham Pines will appreciate everything the area has to offer – from Sunday brunch at the Wenham Tea House and polo matches at Myopia Hunt Club, to free concerts at Patton Park and golf at one of the many country clubs nearby.

Area Attractions

Wenham Tea House
4 Monument Street, Wenham, MA (0.8 mi.)

Wenham Museum
132 Main Street, Wenham, MA (1.0 mi.)

Polo at Myopia Hunt Club
435 Bay Road, South Hamilton, MA (2.1` m

North Shore Music Theatre
62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA (2.0 mi.)

Essex Shipbuilding Museum
66 Main Street, Essex, MA (7.7 mi.)

Castle Hill at the Crane Estate
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA (10.2 mi.)

Willowdale State Forest
252 Ipswich Road, Ipswich, MA (8.0 mi.)

Bradley Palmer State Park
40 Asbury Street, Topsfield, MA (7.8 mi.)

Wingaersheek Beach
232 Atlantic, Street, Gloucester, MA (14.5 mi.)

Good Harbor Beach
99 Thatcher Road, Gloucester, MA (16.3 mi.)

Crane Beach
290 Argilla Road, Ipswich, MA (10.0 mi.)

Wenham Pines
60 Main Street, Wenham, MA

Beaches and Boating

Crane Beach
Good Harbor Beach
Wingaresheek Beach

Boston’s North Shore is famed for its beautiful beaches and outdoor recreation. Crane, Good Harbor, and Wingaersheek Beaches are just a 20-minute drive away and ideal for such leisurely pursuits as swimming, sunbathing, and picnicking. Numerous marinas, yacht clubs, and charter facilities make the area a boater’s paradise.

Bradley Palmer State Park and Willowdale State Forest

Located adjacent to each other, these two outdoor recreation areas offer a combined 3,100 acres of varied terrain to explore. Miles of trails will delight hikers, runners, bicyclists, and horseback riders.

Castle Hill at the Crane Estate

Enjoy guided tours of a grand seaside estate, explore the expansive grounds designed by noted landscape architects, and take advantage of the unique programming offered.

Essex Shipbuilding Museum

The museum tells the extraordinary story of a small New England village that built more two-masted fishing schooners than any other place in the world. Discover fascinating exhibits, view the collection of models, and visit the shipyard where machines, tools, and boats are showcased.

North Shore Music Theatre

The largest operating regional theatre in New England is home to a 1,500 seat signature theatre-in-the-round. Each year this spectacular venue is the setting for Broadway quality musicals, concerts, special events and more.

Polo at Myopia Hunt Club

The oldest active polo club in America offers matches from Memorial Day to Columbus Day that are open to the public. Adults enjoy entry for a nominal entry fee, with free admission for children under 12.

Restaurants

There is dining for every taste at local restaurants such as…………..
Woodmans
Black Cow Reataurant
Weathervane Tavern

Wenham Museum

Step back in time surrounded by three centuries of architecture and furnishings. Featuring the Claflin-Richards House, the museum boasts a model train room, international doll collection, and impressive array of antique toy soldiers.

Wenham Tea House

Established in 1912, the Wenham Tea House is one of the oldest Tea Houses in the country. Serving breakfast and Sunday brunch, lunch and afternoon tea, the Wenham Tea House is a cornerstone of Wenham’s downtown and local favorite.

Wenham at a Glance

History

Wenham is bordered by Beverly on the south, Danvers and Topsfield on the west, Hamilton on the north, and Manchester on the east.

Location

Settled in 1635
Incorporated in 1643

Population

4,987 as of the 2010 census

Government

Board of Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting

Area

Wenham comprises 8.09 sq. miles, of which 7.72 sq. miles represent land area. The town is home to 300 acres of parks, playgrounds, and recreational lands.

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