Best of Patch Readers' Choice: Best Staycation Spots in Medfield

Vote in this week's "Best Of Patch Readers' Choice" poll and defend your choice in the comments section below. Then check back Friday for the winner.

Staycations – or stay-at-home vacations – are a nice way to relax and explore your town.

So when you need a break from the daily grind but want to stay local, where do you go? This week Medfield Patch, as part of its weekly Best of Patch Readers' Choice series, is asking you to vote for the best staycation destination in town.

Do you explore the arts at the on Main Street or the next door and participating in one of its many programs? Do you take a hike through or ?

Find your top choice in our list below and vote for it in our poll. If your favorite spot is not mentioned in our poll, you can vote for it by writing in the comments section below and we will include it in our tally towards a winner! So cast your vote for your top choice and let us know where the best staycation spot in Medfield is.

We'll leave the poll up all week before closing voting at 9 a.m. Friday. At noon that day, we'll share your top local pick and preview what will be asking you to choose next week.

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Richard DeSorgher May 07, 2012 at 11:05 AM
In its day, Rocky Woods used to be the greatest recreation area in the state with winter skating under the lights and hockey ponds and club house with fireplace to get warm and actual downhill skiing as well as cross-country, In the summer there were paddle boats, and canoes to rent and hikes up to the observation tower with views of Boston and the hills of central Mass; picnic tables were everywhere and there were waiting lists to get a " reservation badge"- All were eliminated by the Trustees-you don't know what you got until it is gone- Great area today to walk but so sad as to what it used to be
Rosalind Kennedy Johnson May 07, 2012 at 04:39 PM
So true, Richard. And you may remember that, when the land was gifted by Dr. Joel Goldthwait, it was given to the Trustees of PUBLIC Reservations. Somehow that word "public" got deleted, probably by the trustees themselves. And the area's families were the losers.
Carl Ciancarelli December 29, 2012 at 12:02 AM
i remember those days.....in the 1950s and 60s growing up in this area too.....its too bad .......why they could not or will not bring the night skating....and club house with fireplace back and refreshments is a mystery to me...it was such a great date spot....and family spot too...


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