1. WACHUSETT RESERVOIRand the surrounding watershed are managed by the Metropolitan District Commission (MDC). Walking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and shore fishing are allowed in West Boylston. There are miles of woods roads south of Route 110 in West Boylston and Boylston. The reservoir, which flooded the original center of West Boylston, was created by the construction of Clinton Dam, completed in 1906 on the South Branch of the Nashua River.
2. OAKDALE on Route 140 north of the Quinapoxet River, is a village setting with several historic buildings which survived the reservoir flooding. The Methodist Church, dating from the I 850s, is the only church in town still in its original building on the original site.
3. MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL (West Boylston Section) runs 7000 feet along the Quinapoxet River between Thomas Street and the Holden/West Boylston line. The trail entrance just south of Oakdale is marked with MASS CENTRAL RAIL TRAIL cross-bucks. Handicapped parking is located to the right of the fenced entry. The stone dust packed trail opened in fall 1997 for walking, wheel chair users, bicycling, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. A trail guide is available at the trail head,West Boylston library, and Wachusett Cycle and Multisport, Prescott Street.
4. PLEASANT STREET is an unimproved town road connecting Beaman Street at the Stillwater River through MDC lands to Prescott Street south of the RR crossing. Hiking and cross country skiing.
5. MDC Field headquarters for Metropolitan District Commission. Route 140.
6. OLD STONE CHURCH on Routes 140 and 12 at the Reservoir, is the town's best known landmark and is the only building in the center of town still on its original site. Built in 1890 and abandoned because of the reservoir, the building's exterior has been restored by the MDC.
7. BICYCLE ROUTES NORTH from the Old Stone Church are Route 140 north through Oakdale to Princeton, Route I 2 north to Sterling Center, and Route 110 north to Clinton and Clinton Dam. Wachusett Cycle and Multisport is located on Rt. I 2 on left just north of light at Rt. 140/I 2/110.
8. GOODALE PARK is located near West Boylston elementary, middle and high schools. The attractive park includes a wooded area with picnic pavilion, tennis courts, ballfields and children's playground.
9. TOWN COMMON is the locale of several buildings moved by ox team to escape the flooding of the town. These include the Parsonage on the west side of the common and the Bigelow-Temple Tavern, home to the West Boylston Historical Society at 65 Worcester Street (Rt. 12). Mount Vernon Cemetery, east of the common, is the site of Beaman Cemetery which holds 60 graves moved up from the valley. The Beaman Library, adjacent to the common houses the only known complete collection (outside the Smithsonian Institute) of "Old Farmers Almanac", first published in 1792 by Robert Baily Thomas.
10. BICYCLE ROUTES SOUTH from the Common are: Route 140 south to Boylston; Route I 2 south through the town's business district to Worcester, and Worcester Street, the second right off Route 140 south, a narrow but less traveled road which rejoins Route I 2 just over the Worcester line.
11. DIVISION OF FISHERIES ANDWILDLIFE Offices on Route 140 near the West Boylston/Boylston line.