Stow is a small rural community of about 6,500 people with an abundance of softly rolling hills and rustic country lanes. The town has a four-seasons kind of beauty that makes it ideal as "a place for growing up in and a place for coming back to". Stow is located in Middlesex County, about 25 miles west of Boston and about 28 miles east of Worcester. Bordering towns include Harvard, Boxborough, Acton, Maynard, Sudbury, Hudson and Bolton.
Well known for its numerous apple orchards which are a breathtaking sight during the spring when in full bloom, Stow is a popular weekend destination for families during apple picking season.
Stow is a mecca for golfers with 81 holes in town which provides some of the best golf in the state. Stow may be best known for its numerous golf courses, having 4 courses and 81 total holes of golf in town. The best known of these is Stow Acres Country Club, the site of the 1995 US Amateur Public Links Championship. Numerous times it has been ranked among the best public courses in the state and boasts a top 50 pro shop for public pro shops nationally.
A private airport, Minute Man Air Field, and Lake Boon, which has become an attractive year-around residential area, are sources of pride to the community. The same can be said for the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy where future firefighters come to train.
Stow is a member of the Nashoba Regional School District with the towns of Bolton and Lancaster. The local schools are Pompositticut, Center and Hale Middle School. Nashoba Regional High School is located in Bolton. Stow is also a member of the Minuteman Regional Vocational School District, located in Lexington.
Stow offers four seasons of organized sports for children and recreation facilities for residents of all ages. Additionally, within an hour's drive of Stow there are all types of recreational activities, such as camping, boating, fishing, hunting, skiing, picnicking, etc., for which New England is justly famous.
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