BEST things to do in Acton ma

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A great town to raise a family with great schools, and some amazing enrichment opportunities for those living or visiting the town. Here are some of my favorite things to do in Acton ma! Located off Rt 2 corridor bordering historic Concord, Maynard, Boxborough & Westford, come check out what Acton ma has to offer!

The Acton Arboretum in things to do in Acton ma
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Favorite Things to Do in Acton ma


This place is AMAZING! Newly renovated & extended, this place is the BEST pastime in town for anyone with kiddos! Full of enrichment opportunities for toddlers to tweens alike, you could spend the greater part of the day exploring every nook and cranny of this fun-filled museum! Pack a lunch and sit outside at the picnic tables, watch your children explore the fairy garden style playgrounds and GIGANTIC tree house! A favorite for toddlers is the boat themed room, ahoy mateys! To learn more about visiting this fun filled place click HERE.


This place is an amazing garden oasis! Rivaling some of the much bigger arboretums, this place has an amazing array of flowers & large diversity of shrubs and flowering trees. Beautifully peppered with walking trails, little bridges, benches and rock structures it is the perfect place to spend a few hours walking around and taking in the wonders nature has to offer. In the spring the pink and white blossoms are absolutely stunning and so worthy of a visit!


Do you love reading? Do you still crave the sound of flipping the page, or that new book smell? Check out this little book store! (And by little I mean not, it’s much larger than it looks!) A nice variety of books, and the employees are always kind and helpful! I love supporting this small town bookstore & checking out what new books they have periodically. If you are looking for things to do in Acton Ma definitely make time to peruse the aisles at this local bookstore!


A brewery is always a fun time! This local town brewery is a popular option for both a beer and to grab a bite. They boast a locally sourced kitchen, making everything from scratch! And the beer goes right from tap to your glass… does it get any better than that?! Definitely a recommendation on the list of things to do in Acton ma.


Biking, walking, jogging, skateboarding, and more! This rail trail expands 25 miles over 8 different towns and runs right through Acton ma.There are crosswalks with flashing pedestrian lights to warn cars of pedestrians and walkers at crosswalks, and long stretches of just paved trail. A great & safe paved trail to explore, especially if you would like to take small kiddos biking. A fun afternoon on the list of things to do Acton ma for sure!


A large paved loop that connects to the Bruce Freeman Trail makes this park a GREAT place for anyone with kiddos and babies to check out! Strollers are easily pushed through the paved loop track, peppered with benches and picnic tables to rest and eat. A large playground for kiddos, as well as a beach area that is open in the summer days. There is an amphitheater/pavilion that holds many events and concerts during the summer, so be sure to check out their website. All in all, a great day of outdoors fun in things to do in Acton ma.


There are so many fun things to do in Acton ma! While these are my top favorites, there is lots more this special town has to offer! Enjoy your time exploring Acton, Massachusetts and let me know what else you discover!

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