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Acton is a small New England town located in southwestern Maine, approximately 21 miles from the Atlantic seacoast. The town of Acton dates back to 1661 when the land it is now on was purchased from the Newichawannock Tribe. In 1771, the name "Hubbardstown Plantation" was given to the area that is now made up of Acton and the town of Shapleigh, (later changed to just Shapleigh.) In 1828, the area was divided into two individual townships and the village of Acton was born. Originally a mill town, today Acton mostly serves as a summer resort town and "bedroom" community for those who commute to the city of Sanford and other areas. Acton has a rural atmosphere with lots of open space, covering 41.8 square miles and with close proximity to several lakes and "ponds." To the west of town is the Salmon Falls River and to the east is Mousam Lake and Square Pond. The terrain around Acton is varied, from steep hills and ridges to wetlands and both large and small lakes. Attractions in town include a "pick your own" blueberry farm and the Acton-Shapleigh Historical Society. Acton is also the site of a campground with a swimming pool, laundry facilities and a general store on the premises, and boating, fishing, swimming, hiking and biking nearby.

Surrounding areas: Shapleigh, Maine (4.7 mi), Waterboro, Maine (8.7 mi), Lebanon, Maine (10.1 mi), Limerick, Maine (12.1 mi), Parsonsfield, Maine (13.4 mi), Kennebunk, Maine (21.2 mi), Wells, Maine (21.9 mi)

Acton Vacation Rentals

Acton Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Ella River MotelRt 11Farmington, NH12.7 mi.(603) 755-3411
Strafford InnRR 1 Box 113CFarmington, NH12.7 mi.(603) 755-3411
Cress Motel119 Milton RdRochester, NH13.3 mi.(603) 324-5462
Pine Cove MotelOssipee, NH14.7 mi.( ) -
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites77 Farmington RdRochester, NH14.8 mi.(603) 994-1175
Greenwood Inn10 Farmington RdRochester, NH15.4 mi.(603) 332-1902
Wolfeboro Inn44 N Main StWolfeboro, NH15.7 mi.(603) 569-3016
Governor's Inn78 Wakefield StRochester, NH16.0 mi.(603) 332-0107
Anchorage Inn80 Main St Rt 125Rochester, NH16.2 mi.(603) 332-3350
Hi Vu Motor Inn157 Rochester HL RdRochester, NH16.2 mi.(603) 332-1230
Rochester MotelRochester, NH16.2 mi.( ) -
Chebacco RanchEffingham, NH16.3 mi.( ) -
Effingham InnEffingham, NH16.3 mi.( ) -
Somersworth HotelSomersworth, NH19.0 mi.( ) -
Mount Whittier Motel1695 Rt 16Center Ossipee, NH19.5 mi.(603) 539-4951
Riveria Motel21 Calef HwyRochester, NH19.7 mi.(603) 332-3491
The Seasons Inn Of The Kennebunks55 York StKennebunk, ME21.1 mi.(207) 985-6100
Comfort Suites - Biddeford45 Barra RdBiddeford, ME21.4 mi.(207) 294-6464
Microtel Inn And Suites31 Webb PlDover, NH21.6 mi.(603) 953-0800
Congdon's Resort1072 PO RdWells, ME22.1 mi.(207) 646-6171
Lafayette's Oceanfront ResortWells, ME22.1 mi.(207) 646-2831
Usa Inn1017 PO RdWells, ME22.1 mi.(207) 646-9313
Village By The Sea Hotel And Conference Center1373 Post RdWells, ME22.3 mi.(207) 646-1100
Hampton Inn & Suites Wells/Ogunquit900 Post RdWells, ME22.5 mi.(207) 646-0555
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites352 North StSaco, ME22.7 mi.(207) 286-9600
Hampton Inn48 Industrial Park RdSaco, ME23.0 mi.(207) 282-7222
Comfort Inn & Suites10 Hotel DrDover, NH23.3 mi.(603) 750-7507
Dover Days Inn481 Central AveDover, NH23.3 mi.(603) 742-0400
Hampton Inn9 Hotel DrDover, NH23.3 mi.(603) 516-5600
Silver ST Inn103 Silver StDover, NH23.8 mi.(603) 743-3000
Holiday Inn Express181 Silver StDover, NH23.9 mi.(603) 742-4100
Rodeway Inn- Saco/Old Orchard Beach21 Ocean Park RdSaco, ME24.1 mi.(207) 282-5569
Gunstock Country Inn580 Cherry Valley RdGilford, NH24.4 mi.(603) 293-4307
The Captain Lord MansionKennebunkport, ME24.8 mi.(207) 967-3141
B Mae's Resort Inn17 Harris SHR RdGilford, NH24.9 mi.(603) 293-7526
Misty Harbor Resort Hotel118 Weirs Rd Rt 11BGilford, NH24.9 mi.(603) 293-4500
One Gilford Place144 LK StGilford, NH24.9 mi.(603) 527-0566
Hillcrest Timeshare ResortOgunquit, ME25.1 mi.(207) 646-7776
Ogunquit House3 GLN AveOgunquit, ME25.1 mi.(207) 646-2967
Seafarer Motel35 Rt 1Ogunquit, ME25.1 mi.(207) 646-4040
Bed & Breakfast
Freedom House Bed & Breakfast13 Old Portland RdFreedom, NH20.1 mi.(603) 539-4815
Highland Farm Bed & Breakfast148 County Farm RdDover, NH21.9 mi.(603) 743-3399

Acton Weather & Climate

The western foothills mountain region of Maine, near the New Hampshire border has four very distinct seasons. Although influenced by the ocean, which is approximately one hour south, it does not have the heavy fogs of the seaside towns. Summers are comfortable and hot humid weather is rare. Winters are cold, with a mean temperature of 23 degrees for the three months of December, January and February. Single digit temperatures are common and readings of zero or lower are recorded on an average of 13 days per winter. Rainfall is distributed very evenly throughout the year, and snow accumulation is generally on the ground from December through March. Mid-May is the average occurrence of the last freeze in spring, and the average occurrence of the first freeze in fall is late September. Fall is often the sunniest and most pleasant of the seasons.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 32°F 11°F 4.16 in. 34°F
February 36°F 14°F 3.51 in. 33°F
March 45°F 23°F 4.51 in. 37°F
April 57°F 33°F 4.50 in. 40°F
May 69°F 43°F 3.92 in. 49°F
June 77°F 52°F 3.53 in. 56°F
July 82°F 58°F 3.91 in. 60°F
August 80°F 56°F 3.63 in. 62°F
September 72°F 48°F 3.75 in. 59°F
October 61°F 37°F 4.27 in. 52°F
November 47°F 29°F 4.82 in. 47°F
December 36°F 18°F 4.28 in. 39°F

Acton Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Pease International Tradeport airport (PSM) located about 31 miles south of Acton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, the Portland International Jetport airport (PWM) located approximately 31 miles east of Acton in Portland, Maine, the Manchester airport (MHT) located roughly 49 miles southwest of Acton in Manchester, New Hampshire, and finally Laurence G Hanscom Field (BED) located around 75 miles southwest of Acton in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Acton Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Funtown Splashtown U.S.A.SacoME23.5 mi.
Palace PlaylandOld Orchard BeachME26.7 mi.
York's Wild KingdomYork BeachME29.3 mi.
Story LandGlenNH42.0 mi.
Pirate's Fun ParkSalisburyMA47.3 mi.
Canobie Lake ParkSalemNH53.6 mi.
JeepersMethuenMA57.6 mi.
Funworld Game CenterNashuaNH60.1 mi.
Santa's VillageJeffersonNH67.3 mi.
Six Gun CityJeffersonNH67.3 mi.
Whalom ParkLunenburgMA78.3 mi.
High Hopes OrchardWestmorelandNH86.3 mi.
Water Parks
Aquaboggan Water SlideSacoME23.5 mi.
Water CountryPortsmouthNH32.8 mi.
Golf Courses
Sanford Golf ClubSanfordME10.1 mi.
Farmington Country ClubFarmingtonNH12.6 mi.
Province Lake Golf CourseParsonsfieldME12.9 mi.
Kingswood Golf ClubWolfeboroNH14.9 mi.
Indian Mound Golf ClubCenter OssipeeNH19.1 mi.
Sunningdale Golf ClubSomersworthNH19.1 mi.
Links at OutlookSouth BerwickME21.6 mi.
Nippo Lake Golf ClubBarringtonNH22.6 mi.
Biddeford Saco Country ClubSacoME23.7 mi.
Webhannet Golf ClubKennebunkME24.0 mi.
Dutch Elm Golf ClubArundelME24.5 mi.
Golf Course at Bolduc ParkGilfordNH24.5 mi.
Pheasant Ridge Golf ClubGilfordNH24.5 mi.
Cape Arundel Golf ClubKennebunkportME25.3 mi.
Cape Neddick Country ClubOgunquitME26.3 mi.
Gorham Country ClubGorhamME26.4 mi.
Frye Island Golf CourseFrye IslandME28.3 mi.
Kona Mansion InnMoultonboroughNH28.3 mi.
Ridgewood Country ClubMoultonboroughNH28.3 mi.
Laconia Country ClubLaconiaNH28.4 mi.
Rivermeadow Golf ClubWestbrookME28.6 mi.
Lakeview Golf ClubLaconiaNH29.0 mi.
Twin Falls Golf ClubWestbrookME29.0 mi.
Westerly Winds Golf CourseWestbrookME29.1 mi.
Nonesuch River Golf ClubScarboroughME29.2 mi.
Willowdale Golf ClubScarboroughME29.2 mi.
Sable Oaks Golf ClubSouth PortlandME29.4 mi.
Ski Areas
GunstockGilfordNH24.9 mi.
Highlands MountainNorthfieldNH34.9 mi.
Shawnee PeakBridgtonME37.3 mi.
Waterville ValleyWaterville ValleyNH41.1 mi.
Wildcat MountainJacksonNH44.3 mi.
Ragged MountainDanburyNH47.7 mi.
Loon MountainLincolnNH51.8 mi.
Pats PeakHennikerNH52.0 mi.
Mount SunapeeMount SunapeeNH59.8 mi.
Bretton WoodsTwin MountainNH59.9 mi.
Sunday RiverBethelME60.4 mi.
Mount AbramLocke MillsME60.7 mi.
Cannon MountainFranconiaNH63.5 mi.
Temple MountainPeterboroughNH69.7 mi.
Nashoba ValleyWestfordMA71.2 mi.
Black MountainRumfordME72.7 mi.
Ascutney Mountain ResortBrownsvilleVT78.4 mi.
Suicide SixWoodstockVT80.8 mi.
Wachusett MountainPrincetonMA89.5 mi.
Okemo Mountain ResortLudlowVT90.3 mi.
State Parks
Wentworth State ParkNH12.6 mi. 
Mount Major State ParkNH18.6 mi. 
Ellacoya State ParkNH22.1 mi. 
Vaughan Woods State ParkME23.6 mi. 
White Lake State ParkNH26.2 mi. 
Ferry Beach State ParkME29.6 mi. 
Scarborough Beach State ParkME30.6 mi. 
Sebago Lake State ParkME31.4 mi. 
Fort McClary State ParkME33.1 mi. 
Crescent Beach State ParkME34.6 mi. 
Two Lights State ParkME35.6 mi. 
Odiorne Point State ParkNH36.1 mi. 
Wallis Sands State ParkNH36.7 mi. 
Bear Brook State ParkNH37.3 mi. 
Rye Harbor State ParkNH37.8 mi. 
Echo Lake-Cathedral Ledge State ParkNH38.6 mi. 
Jenness Beach State ParkNH39.0 mi. 
Wright MuseumWolfeboroNH15.3 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Counting House MuseumSouth BerwickME21.3 mi.(History)
Seashore Trolley MuseumKennebunkportME24.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Maine Memory NetworkPortlandME33.9 mi.(History)
Portland Museum of ArtPortlandME33.9 mi.(Art)
Center For Maine History Museum Gallery at the Maine Historical SocietyPortlandME33.9 mi.(History)
Portland Harbor MuseumSouth PortlandME34.3 mi.(History)
Currier Gallery of ArtManchesterNH46.2 mi.(Art)
Zoos and Aquariums
New England AquariumBostonMA81.6 mi.
Franklin Park ZooBostonMA81.6 mi.

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