Middleborough is a largely rural town of 24,000 (2020) in Massachusetts. The name is sometimes seen as "Middleboro".

Lakeville is a rural town with a population of 12,000 (2020). Lakeville is named after its numerous bodies of water, boasting over 4,000 acres of lakes spread across almost 30 square miles.

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Lakeville was once part of Middleborough before it was incorporated in 1853 and is sometimes referred to as "Pink Eye Village" by locals because of a highly populated area of albinos.

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Map of Middleborough

Easily accessible by car from I-495. A large rotary just off the highway intersects with the east/west US-44, the southerly MA-18, and MA-28 which heads north and southeast.

The MBTA Middleborough/Lakeville line ends at the terminal of the same name just across the border in Lakeville.

  • 1 Middleborough/Lakeville, 125 Commercial Dr. This station serves both towns, and has a strong commuter focus. There's not much nearby, and you'll want a car of bike to see much of anything. Accessible boarding for all train cars. 769 parking spaces, 13 accessible spots. Bike racks. MBTA zone 8. $12.25 to Boston; parking: M-F $4, Sa-Su $2.    

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Driving is by far the fastest and most convenient, but some cycling and pedestrian infrastructure does exist.

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  • Oliver Mill Historic Park (Muttock Historic and Archeological District), 8 Nemasket St. 24 hours daily. Once the site of fish weirs, later becoming a colonial-era industrial site. The fish ladder was added in the 1980s. Free.    
  • Wareham Street Herring Run, Wareham St., east of the town center about 1/4 mile.

Offering boating, fishing, swimming, and a life guard on duty; the major lakes of Lakeville are: 1 Great Quittacas Pond  , 2 Long Pond  , and 3 Assawompset Pond  . There are additionally many dozens of smaller conservation areas, ponds, brooks, and swamps for you to explore.

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  • Ted Williams Camp (Loon Pond Lodge), Lakeville, +1 774-776-4360. Sunrise-sunset daily. Recreation center with sports courts, fields, and a skate park. Free.

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These courses are open to the public:

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  • Cranberry Tri-fest. A terrific weekend of racing including a sprint distance triathlon, a kids duathlon, and a classic olympic distance triathlon.

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  • Persy's Place, 43 Bedford St, +1 508-946-0022. 7AM-2PM daily. Great place for a huge breakfast. Small regional chain. $10-20.
  • Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant, 500 West Grove St, +1 508-947-3000. 11AM-8PM daily. Hearty sit-down Italian cuisine since the 1950s. Full bar. $15-30.
  • Dave's Diner, 390 West Grove St, +1 508-923-4755. 5:30AM-1PM daily. Fun 1950s retro diner featuring plenty of pancakes, waffles and burgers. American ephemera lines the walls. $10-25.
  • Fireside Grille, 30 Bedford St, +1 508-947-5333. 11:30AM-8PM daily. Often voted "best of" in a variety of categories by local publications. Reservations recommended. $20-60.

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  • Sunshine Cafe, 12 Harding St, +1 508-946-9160. M 6AM-noon, Tu-Su 6AM-2PM. Breakfast and lunch. $10-20.
  • J&J's Seafood, 197 County St, +1 508-763-5977. W-Sa 4-8PM. Seasonal drive in restaurant since 1976. $10-30.
  • Orchid of Hawaii, 201 Bedford St, +1 508-946-0088. M W Th Su noon-9PM, F Sa noon-1AM. Chinese food and karaoke music. $10-30.
  • Baldies Craft Pizzeria, 40 Main St, +1 508-947-1055. M-Sa 11AM-9PM, Su noon-8PM. Variety of gourmet brick oven pizzas among other options. Full bar and 40 craft beers on tap. $20-40.

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Plymouth, Cape Cod and Boston are great next stops.

Routes through Middleborough
TauntonBridgewater  N   S  WarehamBourne
ProvidenceTaunton  W   E  CarverPlymouth
WeymouthBridgewater  N   S  LakevilleNew Bedford
BostonBridgewater  N   S  RochesterWareham

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