One of the greatest assets of this region is its proximity to nature. The Assabet River Rail Trail, known as the ARRT, provides outdoor enthusiasts with the opportunity to enjoy 12.5 miles of paths. Take a fast-paced wander through nature on your bike, or pack a lunch and set out on a leisurely stroll or hike. The path itself allows users to meander along through Marlborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard and South Acton following the Assabet River. Bring your binoculars as the trail offers fantastic nature viewing, and with gradients gentle enough for most walkers and hikers, the trail is accessible to just about anyone.
Festivals and Outdoor
Whether you have come to take a photo safari of the spectacular fall foliage, want to spend your summer days lazing about, picnicking on lush lawns, or trouncing about in the crisp winter months, there is almost always a festival or outdoor event of some sort going on. Events like the Taste of Marlborough has restaurants across town flinging their doors open to offer visitors tapas style dining, and features everything including Mexican, Brazilian, American, Spanish, and Asian cuisine. The streets are also bustling with street performers who will gladly serenade your afternoon and evening away.