Introduction to Upton, Massachusetts
Upton was originally inhabited by the Nipmuc Indians, and the first white settler arrived in 1728. The town, which was incorporated in 1735, was named for a village in England. It is the birth place of Judge Henry Chapin, the three term mayor of the City of Worcester who was born on May 13, 1811. The town is located in Worcester County, which was founded on April 2, 1731.
Upton and Nearby Attractions
- Upton State Forest
- Southwick's Zoo
- Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
- Willard House and Clock Museum
- Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides
- Purgatory Chasm State Reservation
Things To Do In Upton
While in Upton, a day trip can be planned to the Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, which has a scenic picnic area and hiking trails. The town is home to the Upton State Forest. The Southwick's Zoo and Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides are also close by. Nearby museums are the Smith - Appleby House Museum, the Hudson Historical Society Museum, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Worcester Historical Museum and Library, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House. Boating, fishing, and swimming can be enjoyed at Warren Brook.
Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.
Upton Higher Education
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Becker College, Assumption College, and Clark University are located near Upton.