West Brookfield Massachusetts

A Town for All Seasons


With a population of about 3,400 residents, West Brookfield is a quintessential New England town nestled among the Quaboag hills about half-way between Springfield and Worcester. 

As you enter the Center Historic District of our town, you will come upon the picturesque Town Common, lined with stately colonial homes. Recently restored to its original glory, the focal point of the Common is the Rice Memorial Fountain. The Common is also the site of our War Memorial Plaza and the Helen Paige Shackley Bandstand. The Common is host to many exciting annual events, including The Asparagus & Flower Heritage Festival, the lighting of the town Christmas tree during "White Christmas in West Brookfield," and the "Concerts on the Common" summer music series. From June to October, the Farmers' Market bustles with activity every Wednesday from 3 until 6:30 PM.

The town center is dotted with many unique craft and antique shops where you can browse for the perfect gift or collectible. There are several restaurants throughout the town, offering everything from a quick cup of coffee to fast food or fine dining. There are also inns and a motel, should you decide to stay awhile.

As you head west on Route 9, "at the lights" you will find our Town Hall and the Merriam Gilbert Public Library. If you were to take a right turn between these two imposing buildings, you would be heading toward our town beach on lovely Lake Wickaboag. The lake is a wonderful water recreation and fishing area. It is the site of Fourth of July boat parade and house decorating contest, and winter ice fishing derbies.

Just before leaving the town, as you continue westward you will see "The Rockhouse Reservation," a property of the Trustees of Reservations. The reservation has hiking and nature trails, a lovely little lake, and a butterfly meadow.

Part of the original settlement known as "The Quaboag Plantation," West Brookfield was the home of Jedediah Foster, one of the forgers of the Massachusetts Constitution, the model for our US Constitution.  Lucy Stone, champion of women's rights, also called West Brookfield "home."

So, turn off the cell phone (we do have excellent coverage, by the way), turn back the clock (figuratively), and turn to West Brookfield - "A Town for all Seasons."