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Please refer to the COA Monthly Newsletter for information on all of our trips.  

For more details on any trip please
stop by the COA office or call us at 508-358-2990.

5232017_104601_0.jpg“Shop-Around Shuttle”
The shuttle returns in September on Mondays 9/11 and 9/25.  
October dates are 10/16 and 10/30 and November dates are 11/13 and 11/27.  
Home pick-ups begin at 10 am and the return trip will begin at noon.  Stops include Stop & Shop, the Wayland library, Panera and CVS.
There is no charge but reservations are required.

Featured Trips


Thursday, 9/14: Eustis Estate Museum. Depart COA at 9:30.  Return at 2:00 pm. Cost: $20 for admission and transportation. Explore a~rare surviving example of late nineteenth-century architecture and design. Designed by renowned Boston architect William Ralph Emerson and built in 1878, the Eustis Estate sits on eighty acres of picturesque landscape at the base of the Blue Hills in Milton,. Take a self-guided tour of the house and grounds. The stone mansion includes richly carved woodwork and dramatic stained glass windows. A great hall soars three stories to a decorative trussed ceiling.  We will stop for lunch on the way home.

Monday, 9/18: Market Basket & Marshall’s: Depart COA at 9:15 am. Return by 1:30 pm. N/C. Home pickups available by request.

Tuesday, 9/26: The New England Aquarium in Boston: Depart at 9:00 am.  Return by 2:00 pm. Cost: $28 for admission and transportation. Home to thousands of aquatic animals—from striped pyjama sharks to giant Pacific octopus to little blue penguins, the Aquarium  offers a wide range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, a~four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals. Have lunch at the Harborview Café or one of many nearby restaurants.

Monday, 10/2: Topsfield Fair. Depart COA at 9:00am.  Return at 2:00 pm. Cost: $15 for transportation. Senior day admission is $8 and can be paid upon arrival at the fair.   Enjoy this quintessential country fair which features traditional agriculture, demonstrations (ranging from beekeeping to miniature trains), a Grange Museum, the 4-H Agricultural/Arts and Crafts exhibits, entertainment, shopping, and great food... something for everyone!

Thursday, 10/5: Boston Symphony Open Rehearsal Depart COA at 9:00.  Return by 1:30. We will provide transportation on our van for the Thursday morning open rehearsals. The cost is $50.00 for transportation to all four concerts or $15 for each individual concert. Riders must purchase their own Boston Symphony subscription: Box office 888-266-1200 WWW.BSO.ORG.  Additional dates are: November 30, February 8 and March 29.

Tuesday, 10/17: Vermont Foliage Trip. Join us as we head to Vermont and enjoy the fabulous fall foliage along the way.  The first stop will be Queeche Gorge for amazing views. Next we will arrive at the headquarters of Simon Pearce where a fantastic meal will be served at the Mill restaurant. Following lunch we will be treated to a guided tour of the factory and watch glassblowing in progress.  Our last stop is at the King Arthur Factory which is a baker’s delight. Cost: $119 includes motor coach transportation, tour and choice of lunch entrees.

Tuesday, 10/24: Dana Schutz at the ICA, Boston. Depart COA at 9:15.  Return at 2:00 pm. Cost: $22 for transportation, admission and docent led tour.  One of the most prominent painters of her generation, the New York based Schutz is known for her distinctive visual style characterized by vibrant color and tactile brushwork. Her large-scale paintings capture imaginary stories, hypothetical situations, and physical feats. There will be time for lunch at the café or at Seaport area restaurants.

Friday, 12/8: Holiday Pops at Symphony Hall in Boston: Take part in one of Boston’s most beloved traditions. $139 includes motor coach transportation, choice of two lunch entrees at the Venezia restaurant and matinee show. We have a limited number of tickets.  Sign up deadline is 10/20. Please make checks payable to Best of Times.

  • We require payment at the time of registration.
  • Registration for Wayland residents will be open as soon as the trip is advertised.
  • Those from other communities may register on the 15th~of the month or the first day the COA is open if the 15th is on a weekend or holiday.
  • You may register in person or send in a check made out to the Town of Wayland, specifying the trip you are registering for.~
  • For non-residents, checks~received before the 15th~of the month, will be processed on the 15th~using a lottery system.
  • Due to advance financial commitments, refunds will only be given if the vacancy is filled.



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