Introduction to Dracut, Massachusetts
Dracut, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NE of Lowell, Massachusetts and 24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Lowell metro area, Dracut is home to some 28,562 residents.
The original inhabitants of Dracut were the Pennacook Indians. The first modern settlers were Europeans who came from Chelmsford, England in 1653. The area was incorporated as a town in 1701. During the nineteenth century, Lowell annexed substantial areas of Dracut into its own town.
Dracut and nearby Attractions
- Beaver Brook
- Tsongas Arena
- Lowell Lock Monsters
- Pollard Memorial Library
Things To Do In Dracut
Dracut has many large ponds, swamps and bogs. It also has a number of brooks. One has many opportunities for fishing and boating in Dracut. There are a number of historical buildings like the Colburn/ Cutter House, which dates back to 1717. The area is host to the annual Dracut Craft Fair which is held at the Colburn/ Cutter House.
Boston Logan International is the closest major airport to Dracut.
Dracut Higher Education
Educational facilities can be availed from the University of Massachusetts.