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The Great Outdoors


The location of the Assabet Valley Region places it in the middle of a number of scenic sites, from wildlife areas and state forests and parks to great golfing venues. There is plenty to do outdoors while in the Assabet Valley Region.

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge
Stretching over 3.5 square miles in Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury, the refuge offers miles of walking trails and fishing and hunting opportunities as well.

Assabet River Rail Trail (ARRT)

Development is ongoing. Upon completion, this multi-use recreational trail will travel through the communities of Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard and Acton. The initial 5.8 miles in Marlborough and Hudson is open for public use—welcoming bikers, walkers, runners, bladers and cross-country skiers.


Walden Pond State Reservation
Located in Concord, this area is historically known as the home of Henry David Thoreau and the inspiration for his book Walden. It is composed of 462 acres of protected open space and is popular with swimmers and hikers alike. Interpretive programming and guided walks are also part of the appeal.


All Assabet Valley Region communities have strong park systems that include playgrounds and basketball and tennis courts. Additionally, both Stow and Hudson have town beaches and Hudson recently built a new splash park in its historic downtown.


Massachusetts boasts over 100 state parks suitable for almost any activity.

The following opportunities are available at various state parks: swimming, fishing, camping, hiking, biking, skating, boating and off-road vehicle access. For a complete guide to statewide parks, visit the website above.


The Assabet Valley Region possesses over 12 golf courses, of which about half are private. They range from nine-hole par threes to Charter Oak’s award-winning course designed by Trent Jones.



Both Wachusett Mountain and Nashoba Valley Ski Area are within an easy 45-minute drive from the Region. Additionally, there is plentiful skiing two hours north in New Hampshire and Vermont.


Not only do Hudson and Stow possess their own fresh water beaches, but the Atlantic Ocean is within an easy drive from all Assabet Valley communities. Salt water beaches of lower Cape Cod, Southern Maine and New Hampshire are under a 90-minute drive.

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