The next time you have a free afternoon, spend it outside at Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield. You’ll be in good company. The surrounding community tends to gather here anytime the weather is warm and the sun is shining. The picturesque lake and its public park are the perfect backdrops for an outdoorsy day.
Come to the park with a friend or significant other and go for a jog around the perimeter of the lake, drinking in the sight of the ebbing waves and trees swaying in the wind. Don’t be surprised if you encounter other folks doing the same thing, or maybe walking their dogs. The park tends to attract a friendly crowd, so feel free to wave as you jog by your fellow outdoors-people. The park offers water fountains at two spots, so you can stay well-hydrated during your workout, and it also promises kayak and paddleboard rentals if you want to get out on the lake itself.