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Places to Stay
Orchards and Farms
Golf Courses
Other Attractions
Parks and Recreation Lands

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Places to Stay . . .

Amerscot House Bed and Breakfast- Amerscot House is an elegant early American farmhouse where Scottish hospitality is the art of everyday life. Come home from a day of business or vacationing and enjoy the ambiance and warmth of the past. Linger over a glass of sherry, or tea and scones by the fire. Indulge in a full breakfast or fruit and homemade granola in the colonial dining room, in the greenhouse or the porch.

61 West Acton Road, Stow

Phone #: (978) 897-0666

Stowaway Inn - A traditional New England Bed and Breakfast in a beautiful country setting.

271 Great Rd (Route 117), Stow

Phone #: (978) 897-7446

Orchards and Farms . . .

Honey Pot Hill Orchards (Seasonal) - Pick your own apples and other fruit, hay rides and and a petting zoo. School children welcome.

Open daily 11-5 from early September to mid October
At 4 Corners - Sudbury Road, Boon Road, and Whitman Street in Stow.

Phone # (978) 562-5666

Carver Hill Orchards (Seasonal)- Open 7 days a week between 9:00 am and 5 pm September 1 through Christmas. Carver Hill offers pick your own Apples, jellies, jams, cider, apple pies, pumpkins, peaches, crafts and gifts. There's even gift packages of apples available for shipment.

Brookside Avenue, Stow

Phone # (978) 897-6117

Marble Hill Farm (Seasonal)- Hay rides, train rides and a brand new petting zoo -- Marble Hill has it all. The Garden Center will cater to all of your gardening needs.

Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, May 15 to October 31.

31 Great Road (Route 117), Stow

Phone # (978) 897-2115

Pilot Grove Farm (Seasonal, except by appointment)- One of the largest sheep farms in eastern Massachusetts, Pilot Grove Farm boasts an array of sheep including 65 brood ewes, 100+ lamb, 20 or so yearlings, and a few 4-H sheep with a total of just under 200.   Pick your own pumpkins starts on September 11th through October 24th.

Open from September to December or by appointment.

School group tours weekdays September & October.

76 Crescent Street, Stow (on the corner of West Acton Road and Crescent Street)  

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 18 Stow, MA 01775 - 0018

Phone # (978) 897-2808  Fax # (978) 897-1277


One Stack Farm (Seasonal) - A classic New England orchard, One Stack Farm offers U-pick apples, fresh apple cider, apples-by-the-bag and apple pies.

Located on the corner of Great Road (Route 117) and Packard Road, Stow

Mailing Address: 441 Great Road (Route 117) Stow, MA 01775

Phone: 978-897-9484


Hours of Operation: (starting in mid-September) Apple Picking (pick your own) 10:00AM - 5:00PM on Saturdays, Sundays and Monday Holidays

Cider press is open daily.

Derby Farm (Seasonal - orchard) - Another classic New England Apple Orchard. The Derby Farm stand is open year round offering apple cider, pies, and other goodies!

Orchard open from September to October.

Located on Great Road (Route 117), adjacent to One Stack Farm, Stow

Shelburne Farm (Seasonal) - The beautiful rolling hills of this orchard make it an excellent backdrop for a picnic or a short stroll. Shelburne Farm offers all kinds of fruit including Apples.

Open from September to late October.

106 West Acton Road, Stow

Phone # (978) 897-9287

Applefield Farm Stand (Seasonal) - Applefield Farm is a 25 acre farm with 20,000 square feet of greenhouses, which is used for bedding plant, hanging basket, annual, and perennial production. The Farm specializes in a variety of seasonal vegetables, fruits, and flowers. They also buy in local conventionally grown fruits and berries.

Hours of Operation: April: Mon. Tues. Thurs. Fri. 10:00 AM - 6:30 PM Sat and Sun.: 10:00 AM- 5:30 PM Closed Wed. May: Weekdays 9:00- 7:00, Sat. and Sun. 9:00- 6:00. June - August: Same as May but closed on Wed. September - October: Same as May

722 Great Road (Route 117), Stow

Phone # (978) 897-2699

D & D Farms (Seasonal) - A traditional New England Farm specializing in organically grown vegetables and fruits - the healthiest!

Seasonal. Call for days and times.

32 Hudson Road, Stow

Phone # (978) 897 3323

Golf Courses . . .

Stow Acres Country Club - Home to one of New England's best golf courses.  36 holes, public.

58 Randall Road, Stow

Phone # (978) 568-1100

Butternut Farm Golf Course - A challenging 18 hole public course.

115 Wheeler Road, Stow

Phone # (978) 897-3400

Stowaway Golf Course - A nine hole public course. 2725 yds, $16 weekdays, $20 weekend.

White Pond Road, Stow

Phone # (978) 897-4532

Wedgewood Pines Golf Club - Stow's newest country club boasting 18 holes.

Harvard Road, Stow

Museums . . .

Historical Society Museum 
Randall Library
19 Crescent Street
Phone # (978) 897-8572

Stow West School Museum - the only single room school house still in its original location in Eastern Massachusetts.

Harvard Road
Phone # (978) 897-7417

Other Attractions . . .

Massachusetts Firefighting Academy- one of the country's most state-of-the-art and advanced training facilities. Located on State Road in Stow.

Minute Man Air Field - A reliever (RL) facility, the Minute Man Air Field offers airplane rides, hot air balloon rides and more! It has a 1,600'x 50' gravel runway and a 2,743'x 50' asphalt runway.  Instrument approaches available:  Non-precision. Also located nearby is The Air Field Cafe, selected as the "1998 Business of the Year" by the Stow Business Association.   Serves Pilot Grove lamb daily!   Entrance for both the airport and cafe is located on Boxboro Road, near the town line.

Parks and Recreation Lands . . .

Natick Labs Land - With over 1000 acres of woods, trails, ponds and wetlands, the Natick Labs Land is by far Stow's largest recreational area. Vistiors can cross country ski, hike, horseback, go nature observing and picnicking. Entrance on Sudbury Road. (1,036 acres)

Delaney Flood Control - Trails ranging from expert terrain to wide and flat make the Delaney Flood Control Area ideal for anyone from kids to the avid outdoorsman to enjoy. The flood control area extends into neighbooring Harvard. Boating-non motor, fresh water fishing, nature observing, picnicking, walking/jogging. Entrance on Harvard Road. (581 acres)

Marlborough-Sudbury State Forest stretches into the towns of Marlborough, Sudbury, and Hudson. The park also connects to the Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy's exercise trails, which is open to the public. Activities include: bicycling, boating-non motor, cross country skiing, fresh water fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, nature observing, snowmobiling, and walking/jogging.  Motorized vehicles are not permitted on state property. Entrances and parking area on Sudbury Road near State Road. (534 acres in Stow)

Gardner Hill Land is the official Town Forest. The Elizabeth Brook, which runs through the nothern part of the land, is an excellent fishing spot. Activities: ATV motoring, bicycling, boating-non motor, camping, cross country skiing, fresh water fishing, hiking, horseback riding, motor boating, nature observing, picnicking, snowmobiling. Entrance and parking area located at the end of Bradley Lane. (324 acres)

Marble Hill Natural Area - Puchased by the town in 1977, the Marble Hill is truly a "neighborhood preserve." It is Stow's most visited and popular conservation area. Available activities include: cross country skiing, hiking, horseback riding, nature observing, and picnicking. A Lifecourse exercise trail is located at the southern end of the land. Entrances and parking areas on both Route 117 (Pompositicut Elementary School) and Taylor Road. (249 acres)

Delaney Water Managment Area is adjacent to the Delaney Flood Control Area. Visitors can go bicycling, boating-non motor, camping, cross country skiing, fresh water fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, ice skating, nature observing, picnicking, snowmobiling, and target archery. Entrance and boat ramp is on Harvard Road, adjacent to the Delaney Flood Control Area. (170 acres)

Captain Sargent Farm Land was purchased by the town in 1981. When Capt. Sargent first settled in the area, this land was his farm. Today, it is a protected wooded conservation area. Hiking, cross country skiing, horseback riding, nature observing, picnicking, and camping. Entrance and parking area is on South Acton Road. (aprox. 150 acres)

Lake Boone - Once a summer only community, Lake Boone has become an attractive year round resort. Activities include: fresh water fishing, boating - motor and non, water skiing, swimming, and ice skating. A boat launch is located on Sudbury Road across from the Marlborough-Sudbury State Forest, near State Road.

Pine Bluff Beach (Seasonal) - Open from June - Labor Day. Swim lessons are offered for three weeks in July. Lifeguards are on duty. Activities inlcude: swimming, picnicking, and hiking. The beach is maintained by the Stow Recreation Commision and is for the residents of Stow and their guests only. Entrance and parking off of Sudbury Road.

Athletic Fields at Lake Boone (Seasonal)The newly turfed town athletics fields are home to many youth teams. Activities: general play, soccer, other - team, cross country skiing. Entrance and parking is off of Sudbury Road (same entrance for the town beach). (Less than 4 acres)

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge (COMING SOON) will be the second largest wildlife refuge in Massachusetts. Only the Great Meadows NWR is larger. The proposed wildlife refuge will be located at the former Natick Labs/Fort Devens Training Area which occupies approximately 4.3 square miles. Toxic cleanup has been underway since 1992 and most of it is gone. The new refuge will occupy parts of Hudson, Maynard, Stow and Sudbury--the largest area being in Stow. Activities: hiking, bird/animal watching. The most likely entrance to the refuge will be located on Sudbury Road in Stow with other entrances in other towns. (2,300 acres)

Assabet River Rail Trail (COMING SOON) is a proposed trail that will follow the old Marlborough Railroad line. The path will start in Marlborough, then wind through the towns of Hudson and Stow and finally terminating at the South Acton MBTA Communter Rail Station in Acton. Activities: walking/jogging, hiking, cross country skiing, biking, horseback riding.

Heath Hen Meadow Woodland - With a new footbridge, the Heath Hen Meadow Woodland area is more accessible. Activities include: hiking, picnicking, cross country skiing, nature observing and camping. Entrance located on Boxboro Road, adjacent to Shelburne Farm.


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