Acton is a beautiful town in the county of Northamptonshire. It’s not only known for its beautiful countryside but also for its history, architecture and culture. We have compiled our top 10 places to visit in Acton that will make your trip worth remembering.
The Village Green
The Village Green, located in the heart of Acton, is a great place for all types of events. This public space can be used for picnics, family barbecues and reunions. It also makes a perfect setting for birthday parties or other celebrations with friends and family members who live nearby.
The Village Green has been around since 1791 when it was first created as an agricultural plot by local landowner John Soper. Since then it’s undergone many transformations including being transformed into an estate house (circa 1820), then later becoming home to one or more families before being sold off again into private ownership around 1850s-1860s timeframe when it became known as “Old Farm” due its proximity to local farms which produced goods such as dairy products during this time period
Acton Town Park
Acton Town Park is one of the most popular places in Acton, and for good reason. The park has several trails that are perfect for running or walking. It also has playground equipment for kids to enjoy, as well as basketball courts that you can use if your child wants to play a game together!
The park’s location near downtown makes it easy to reach by car or public transportation—and getting there is half the fun! The best part? You’ll probably pass through some beautiful scenery along the way!
Avon Riverfront Park
Avon Riverfront Park is a well-known and popular place in Acton. Located on the riverfront, this park offers a great place for relaxation and entertainment. It has a playground, picnic area and fishing pier as well as free Wi-Fi access so you can stay connected while enjoying your time at Avon Riverfront Park. The skateboard park is also located within this public space making it one of the most popular places in Acton!
You can find out more about what else you can do at Avon Riverfront Park by visiting their website here: http://www.actonnycgovparksandrecreationservices/planning/avronriverfrontpark#section3
Acton History Museum
The Acton History Museum is located in the old town hall, which was built in 1817. It’s open on weekends and weekdays for tours and has a small gift shop, small restaurant, and theater. The museum also has exhibits about local history that you can see inside or outside depending on the time of year (it gets cold).
Avonlea Meadows Conservation Area
Avonlea Meadows Conservation Area is a 7.1 hectare (17.6 acre) conservation area in Acton, Ontario. It is located at the intersection of Avon Road and Rotary Road, just west of Riverside Drive. The area was formerly known as Avonlea Meadows Conservation Area but has since been renamed after being purchased by the City of Hamilton in 2012 for about $4 million dollars from the owner who had planned on developing it into a subdivision with homesites priced between $200-$300 000 each or more than double that amount if you were lucky enough to own one yourself!
This park features walking trails along its perimeter which are mostly lined either side with trees giving plenty shade during summer months when temperatures rise high enough above 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit). There aren’t any buildings here apart from two picnic benches where visitors can sit down while enjoying their favourite snacks or drink something cold like watermelon juice made using fresh fruit grown locally here too!
Riverbend Golf Club
Riverbend Golf Club is a private club and the only place to play golf in Acton. The course is located on the banks of the Connecticut River, and it’s an outstanding place to play. The course has been designed by legendary golf architect Ron Kirby, who also designed courses like Pinehurst No. 2 & 3 at Pinehurst Resort (which was also featured in our blog).
Riverbend offers several different types of membership options: Recreational Memberships ($150/year) include full use of facilities including unlimited guest passes; Gold Memberships ($1,000/year) include access only during peak hours; Silver Memberships ($500/year) allow access anytime except holidays or special events such as tournaments; Diamond Club memberships are sold exclusively through Diamond Management Companies which charge an additional annual fee ranging from $30000-$40000 depending on location.(http://www.diamonds-management-company).
Rotary Centennial Maze
The Rotary Centennial Maze is a fun place to visit. It’s good for kids and adults, too! You can take your date there, or you and your family members can come together. The maze is pretty big so you’ll spend a lot of time exploring it if you want to get lost in the experience.
This maze has been around since 1959, when the Rotary Club of Acton decided they needed something special for their 100th anniversary celebration—and so they did: They put together this maze! It’s not just any old garden maze either; it’s one of the largest ones in North America! There are two levels with over 1 million plants growing throughout them both (that’s right: over 1 million).
Westchester County Courthouse and Public Library
Located at the corner of Central Avenue and South Broadway, you’ll find the Westchester County Courthouse and Public Library. The building was constructed in 1850, making it one of the older structures in Acton.
The library is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am until 8:30pm; Sunday from noon until 8:00pm. There are no fees to use this facility but you will be asked to provide proof of residency if you’re planning on staying longer than two hours (e.g., driver’s license).
Exploring Acton: A Comprehensive Guide with Acton Taxis
- The best way to get around Acton is by taxi. There are several Acton taxis companies operating in the area and they will be able to take you anywhere you need to go.
- If you want to explore the city on foot, there are many attractions that can be found within walking distance from each other. For example:
- The California Theatre – Movie Theater (1 block away)
- Hollywood Theatre – Movie Theater (2 blocks away)
- Museum for Communication Arts (4 blocks away)
- The Village Green
- Acton Town Park
- Avon Riverfront Park
Avonlea Meadows Conservation Area and Riverbend Golf Club are all within walking distance of each other.
This is just a small selection of all the great places to visit in Acton. There are many more! If you have any questions or would like to book your stay, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.