Franklin

Hampton Inn Franklin/Milford

Hampton Inn Franklin/Milford

735 Union Street, Franklin 02038

508-520-2999 

Located off Route 495 at Exit 16.  Enjoy close proximity to Wrentham Outlets and Dean College. One mile from MBTA Commuter Rail to Boston.  Easy drive to Providence.  Walk to restaurants.  Entire hotel newly renovated.

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Franklin

Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham Franklin

835 Upper Union Street, Franklin 02038

508-553-3500 

Experience the comforts of home in our kitchenette suites. We are right off Interstate 495—20 miles from Providence and 40 miles from Boston—near the area’s best shopping and attractions, such as Southwick’s Zoo, Dean College, and Wrentham Outlets.

Residence Inn by Marriott Franklin

Residence Inn by Marriott Franklin

4 Forge Parkway, Franklin 02038

508-541-8188

Our beautiful all-suite hotel offers personalized service, first-class amenities and our convenient location. Fully equipped kitchens, separate living and sleeping areas, complimentary internet, and complimentary hot breakfast buffet will provide the comforts of being at home while you travel.

 

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Community Spotlight - Hudson

Overview

Sitting on the bank of the Assabet River, on the western edge of Middlesex County, Hudson has come to embody the quintessential “new New England town.” While maintaining its charming, traditional essence, the town’s revamped downtown area has injected an air of trendiness and excitement to go along with its serene natural beauty.

History

Previously a village of Marlborough, Hudson was incorporated as its own town in 1866. Taking full advantage of its location along the Assabet River, the town quickly became a thriving factory town and home to 17 different shoe factories, even becoming known as “Shoe Town.” The availability of work opportunities made it an ideal place for immigrants to come to work and raise a family, and the land was settled by newcomers of predominantly Irish and Portuguese descent.

Local Offerings

With an influx of younger residents, Hudson has become a trendier, contemporary town, and its culinary offerings reflect this demographic shift. For those who enjoy a local craft brew, there’s Medusa Brewing Company and Ground Effect Brewing Company, which pair perfectly with a variety of artisanal cheeses from downtown’s Mullahy’s cheese shop. For the even younger crowd, Hudson offers many ways to pass the time, including Cellucci Skate and Splash Park and Roller Kingdom. For those looking to liven up their personal style or home décor, Hudson’s downtown is home to several clothing and home goods boutiques with offerings from both local and international artisans. Although these local shops and boutiques add to the charm of Hudson, it is still home to many of the big-box stores that simply make life a little more convenient.