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First Church, West Bridgewater

West Bridgewater is a town of 7,000 people in the South Shore region of Massachusetts. It is a mostly residential community that is home to the Keith House (1662), the oldest standing parsonage in the U.S.

Understand[edit]

West Bridgewater, also known as WB, is a rural town within Plymouth County. It was established in 1651, and seceded from Bridgewater in 1822 to become its own province. In the late 19th century, West Bridgewater was a small farming community.

Town River

Today there are still many fields, corn fields, and a couple of farms. West Bridgewater is also about 25 minutes south of Boston and provides an easy commute to work for many of its residents.

West Bridgewater is in the historic Hockomock Swamp, and the Town River passes through the southern portion of town.

Get in[edit]

By air[edit]

Logan International Airport located in Boston, MA or T.F. Green Airport located in Warwick, RI. Logan International Airport is about 45 minutes north of West Bridgewater and T.F. Green Airport is an hour drive to the south.

By train[edit]

Mass Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) which is a commuter rail service that makes 3 stops near West Bridgewater. 1. Brockton 2. Campello 3. Bridgewater. From Boston to Campello it takes close to 50 minutes one way.

By car[edit]

Take Route 24 South if you are driving from the north. Take Route 24 North if you are driving from the south. Exit 16A. About a 30 minute drive from Boston.

By water[edit]

Canoe or kayak the town river which begins in Taunton, and ends in West Bridgewater at the War Memorial Park. Takes about 15 hours.

Get around[edit]

The best way to navigate around West Bridgewater would be by car. Since the town is so small walking or biking are reasonable options as well.

See[edit]

  • Riverbend Country Club, 250 East Center St. (Route 24, Exit 16A (106 east) 2.5 miles on your right), +1 508 580-3673. Riverbend Country Club is West Bridgewater's premier golf course. Specials include all you can play after 5PM on week nights. It is an 18-hole course which plays narrow on the front 9, but opens up on the back. Weekday $3.

Do[edit]

  • New England Patriots. Located 20 minutes from West Bridgewater is Foxborough, MA which is home to the New England Patriots. Commonly referred to as simply the “Pats”, the New England Patriots are a professional American football team followed by most of New England. They play their home games at Gillette Stadium and are part of the AFC East Conference.
  • Patriot Place, Two Patriot Place, Foxborough (from Boston: Interstate 93 South (S.E. Expressway) to Interstate 95 South; take Interstate 95 South to Exit 9 (Wrentham) onto Route 1 South; follow Route 1 South approximately 3 miles to Patriot Place (on the left)). 9AM-11PM. Adjacent to Gillette Stadium, Patriot Place features more than 1.3 million square feet of shopping, dining, and entertainment. You will find major fashion retailers, live and interactive entertainment, eateries, a four-star hotel and state of the art theatre. There is something for everyone at Patriot Place, a once in a lifetime experience every day. From the CBS Sports Lounge to Bass Pro Shops, an afternoon in Foxborough doesn't have to end after the Patriots game is finished.

Buy[edit]

  • Westgate Mall, 200 Westgate Drive, Brockton, +1 508 588-8916. M-Sa 10AM-9PM, Su noon--6PM. Westgate Mall is 10 minutes away and is easy access off of route 24 north. Main stores: Best Buy, Macy's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Foot Action, Finishline, Lids, American Eagle, Pac Sun, and Gamestop.

Eat[edit]

  • [formerly dead link] Cape Cod Cafe Pizza, 979 Main Street, Brockton (on Main Street Brockton), +1 508 583-9420. 11AM - 10PM. This Greek restaurant has been serving gourmet pizzas since 1939. It is about 3 miles north of West Bridgewater center. Cape Cod Cafe offers a large variety of options on its menu; all products are made fresh daily and contain nothing artificial. You cannot go wrong with one of their famous Greek salads or weekly specials. For example the lobster roll which is served every Friday. $9-12.
  • [dead link] Emma's Pub and Pizza, 1420 Pleasant Street, Brockton (On Route 104), +1 508 697-8815. 11AM-10PM. Drink specials and a large menu of reasonably priced appetizers and entrees keep Emma's busy Monday through Friday. There is a spacious outdoor deck, 40-seat bar, and large dining area. There most popular item is the 99-cent cheese pizza which is served every Wednesday from 8:30 to 10:30PM. The atmosphere Emma's provides is suitable for all. $10-30.
  • [formerly dead link] Mcguire's Bar and Grille, 503 Foundry Street, Easton (on Route 106), +1 508 230-8888. 11AM - 1AM. Easton Massachusetts' oldest independently owned and continually operated restaurant and bar. They offer great food and drink, at a reasonable price in a comfortable atmosphere. Daily specials can range anywhere from yankee potroast to baked stuffed shrimp. This establishement is also phantom gourmet approved. $10-30.
  • [dead link] Daybreak Family Restaurant, 337 W Center St, +1 508 583-5341. 5AM - 2PM. A popular weekend spot for a fast delicious breakfast. Breakfast is served all day and there is a wide range of items to choose from. The most popular choices include eggs benedict and breakfast sandwiches. Although the restaurant is pretty small, they keep customers moving in and out so the waiting time is usually under 15 minutes. $4-12.
  • Asack's Turkey Farm and Dairy Bar, 235 N Main Street, +1 508 580-7711. 11AM-9PM. You can walk out with a turkey pocket, turkey pot pie or turkey hot dog. The dairy bar is open year round and the portions are generous. It is a great place to grab a cold treat on a hot summer night. $5-10.
  • [formerly dead link] The Charlie Horse, 647 Old West Center Street. This is a casual bar-and-grill style restaurant whose menu features burgers, chicken dishes, salads, and fried seafood options. Prices range from app. $3 for appetizers to app. $16 for some dishes. The Charlie Horse also features an arcade game room, billiard tables, and central bar outfitted with televisions for watching sporting events.

Drink[edit]

Sleep[edit]

Courtyard Marriot, Brockton

Go next[edit]

Routes through West Bridgewater
BostonBrockton  N MA Route 24.svg S  BridgewaterFall River
BostonBrockton  N MA Route 28.svg S  BridgewaterWareham
FoxboroughEaston  W MA Route 106.svg E  East BridgewaterKingston


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