WellesleyWeston Magazine

FALL 2015

Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.

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that by midday patrons are circling for parking, according to Assistant Director Elise MacLennan. Some local futurists predict more service-oriented business, while others question how many nail salons and hairdressers the area can support. But the Internet poses no threat to businesses that pamper or pump up the body. Wellesley merchants have already seen the benefits of joint promotions. Expect more outdoor events featuring entertainment and refreshments. Expect, too, to find more information kiosks A Trip to 2025 94 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | f a l l 2 0 1 5 to help you find what you want—or discover what you hadn't realized you wanted. What about new stores? Men's clothing came up in several conversations. Perhaps, too, a store packed with electronics to equip your man (or woman) cave. Getting around: You can ditch the car BIKE TO BOSTON: It's a beautiful Monday morning in May 2025, and you're dreading that drive downtown to work. You can skip the traffic — and get a fitness workout, too — by biking the Wayside rail trail. It's about a nine-mile trip to the Alewife T station on the Red Line, from where you have a choice of rail trails into Cambridge and Somerville or more directly to downtown Boston. On the weekend, you and the family can cycle west as far as Northampton (if you're really ambitious, you could then head south to New Haven). The Wayside trail is part of the Mass Central Rail Trail, which runs along the old Boston and Albany Railroad. Expect an asphalt or crushed stone surface that is 10 to 12 feet in width. The Weston section snakes along a path just north of Route 20. It takes you from Jericho Town Forest on the west side of town to the Weston-Waltham Corporate Center on the east. Along the way, you'll pass through conservation land; along a pond; and across a classic stone bridge (over Stony Brook) and { }

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