I thought I would do a series of highlights of Acton, Massachusetts. I've lived here for over 20 years, and sometimes I take things for granted that are special about this place. If anyone is considering a move to this area, Acton has is a lot to offer. Here is the first in the series:
The Acton Recreation department had a great beach party at NARA Park last night. I shared the experience with my 4 year old granddaughter, who loved it. She did the water slides, danced to the live music, then helped me paddle a canoe around the pond. (Note to self: remind her next time not to stand up in the canoe.)
NARA (short for North Acton Recreation Area) park is a local gem. The small man-made pond has a sandy beach, snack bar, and boats (paddle and canoe) for your use. A volleyball net is set up on the beach, too. There are several playing fields and an amphitheater/pavillion.
In addition to daily swimming, fishing, picnicing, and paddle boating, they have special events all year round. During the summer there are concerts and movies; in Spetember is "Acton Day", and in winter there is a "Winterfest."
Probably the best known event is the Fourth of July fireworks display.