Introduction to Acton, Massachusetts
Acton, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 11 miles SW of Lowell, Massachusetts and 21 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area. Acton has a population of 20,331.
The area that is today known as Acton was initially inhabited by Native Americans, who used the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers for transportation and the nearby fields for growing seasonal crops. There is evidence of the Native American settlements found in Acton tht date back more than 7000 years. It is believed that when the colonists arrived in this region, the population of the Native Americans dropped significantly. This was mainly due to European diseases against which the Native Americans had no immunity. The town of Acton was incorporated in the year 1735.
Acton and nearby Attractions
- Acton Arboretum
- Great Hill
- Grassy Pond and Nagog Hill
- Wills Hole Conservation Area and Town Forest
- North Acton Recreation Area
- Jenks Land
Things To Do In Acton
Acton is a lovely town, full of lush green parks and open spaces. The parks are great places to hang out during your leisure time. The townspeople also organize events for kids as well as adults regularly. The Discovery Museum is also located in this town. Acton also has many good restaurants and cafes that serve many popular meals.
Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport that serves the city.
Acton Higher Education
The city is served by Middlesex Community College.