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Bolton is closely connected to nearby towns. The town shares a high school with Stow and Lancaster and the three towns are brought together as part of the Nashoba Regional School District. Bolton also has strong connections with nearby towns including Harvard, Hudson, Clinton, Berlin, Marlborough, Maynard, Littleton, and Acton.

Here we highlight some of the organizations around the area that bring people together and make Bolton a great place to live and work. Watch for future additions to this list.

Women’s Business Network (WBN): This networking organization has a number of Bolton members and meets monthly in Harvard, bringing together women around the area to discuss businesses and strategies. Monthly speaking topics encourage discussions. Support from area businesswomen is among the benefits of joining this group.

WHEAT Community Connections: Located in Clinton, WHEAT ‘has served residents of the Greater Clinton area since 1982 and in 2012 became a direct service program of the United Way of Tri-County.’ WHEAT offers case management, a food pantry, a community cafe, an outdoor marketplace, a year-round thrift store, and offers seasonal programs to help area families with holiday food, backpacks for school, etc. From the website: “We believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to become a productive, self-sufficient member of society. Last year alone we invested over 7 million dollars in programs and services that truly impact people’s lives.”

Bolton Lions Club

Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley

Both Stow TV (public access television) and Sterling-Lancaster Community (public access) often complement and work with Bolton Access Television on a variety of projects.

The Nashoba Symphonic Band brings together musicians from Bolton and around the area. The organization’s concerts, performed regularly at Nashoba Regional High School, are made possible in large part thanks to grants from the Mass Cultural Council. Here’s a video of the February 4th, 2023 concert recorded by Stow TV:

The Concord Band

Groton Hill Music Center (performing arts/classes; Groton)

Hanover Theatre & Conservatory (performances/classes; Worcester)

River’s Edge Arts Alliance

Hudson Armory Project

(additional performing arts options below)

Area Attractions (Central MA locations not far from Bolton)

Fruitlands Museum (Harvard; site of annual Independence Day fireworks)

American Heritage Museum (Hudson)

Museum of Russian Icons (Clinton)

Fitchburg Art Museum

New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill (Boylston)

Boundless Adventures (zipline & aerial park; seasonal; Berlin)

Davis Farmland (Sterling)

Discovery Museum (Acton)

EcoTarium (Worcester)

Southwick’s Zoo (Mendon)

Great Wolf Lodge (water park; Fitchburg)

The Canal District of Worcester

Polar Park (baseball park; Worcester)

Mechanics Hall (event location; Worcester)

Greater Worcester Opera

Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra (Worcester)

Music Worcester

Worcester Youth Orchestras

Worcester Art Museum

Worcester Historical Museum

Technopia (Worcester’s downtown makerspace)

Worcester Center for Crafts (classes/events)

Old Sturbridge Village (recreated 1830’s New England town; Sturbridge)

Sports & Entertainment Centers (larger complexes in this area)

DCU Center (arena & convention complex)

Apex Entertainment (Marlborough)

New England Sports Center (Marlborough)

Swimming & Courts

Orchard Hills Athletic Club (fitness center, pools, courts; Lancaster)

Swymfit (pool, exercise room; Boxborough)

The Thoreau Club (pools, tennis, fitness; Concord)

Ice Skating

Marlboro Navin Arena

Nashoba Valley Olympia (ice skating; training; Boxborough)

Worcester Ice Center