Acton, MA, USA

Acton, MA, USA

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It's tme you took a revolutionary vacation

Nestled among the western Boston suburbs, picturesque Acton is brimming over with history. Established as an independent town in 1735, Acton was actively involved in the Revolutionary War, and everywhere you turn you'll see monuments to the town's historical legacy. Nearby Lexington and Concord are a must-see for any history buff. The classic image of a quaint New England town, Acton's charming buildings are rivaled only by the green spaces that are home to countless outdoor activities. From world-changing wars to life-changing literature, there's something to suit every taste at an Acton vacation rental.

Walk in the footsteps of Henry David Thoreau

If you're a fan of Thoreau, you'll definitely want to visit Walden Pond State Reservation. Even if classic literature isn't your thing, the park offers plenty of opportunities for swimming, boating and picnicking, as well as snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter. To truly disconnect from it all, lose yourself on a tranquil walk through the Walden Woods. Nearby Nashoba Valley is equally great for skiing and wine tasting. The Bruce Freeman Rail Trail and the Assabet River Rail Trail are popular with runners, walkers, and bikers. If you need a little retail therapy, head to Burlington Mall.

History, history, and more history in Acton

To see where the Revolutionary War began, head to Minute Man National Historical Park, where you'll find battlefields, the iconic Minute Man Statue, and the historic North Bridge. The park is also home to The Wayside, a former residence of famous authors like Louisa May Alcott and Nathaniel Hawthorne. For a taste of Civil War history, swing by the John Brown Bell in Marlborough. Nashoba Valley Winery has some great vintages to try, and architecture enthusiasts won't want to miss the Gropius House, home of the founder of the Bauhaus school of design.

Whatever your favorite season is, you'll find it here

If you're heading to your Acton vacation rental in winter, be sure to pack your cozy sweaters. There's more than enough snow to go around, starting as early as November and lasting as late as April. Below-freezing temps are not uncommon from December to February. Spring weather can be unpredictable, but is usually mild. Expect to see temperatures in the 70s and 80s (and sometimes even higher) from June to September. Fall brings picture-worthy foliage, particularly in October when the fiery colors hit their peak.

Glacial landscapes that inspired giants of literature

You have the ice age to thank for the stunning landscapes you'll see all around your Acton vacation rental. Created when the glaciers retreated about ten thousand years ago, the drumlin hills surrounding the town are covered in rolling forests, with idyllic ponds sprinkled in between (Walden Pond being the most famous). Largely suburban until you get to Boston at the coast, the land is cut by a number of streams and brooks, which empty into the Assabet River. Over 1,6000 acres of the town is set aside for conservation lands.