Visitors can take advantage of many historical sites in Acton such as the preserved Hosmer and Faulkner Houses, as well as nearby Orchard House, Fruitlands Museum, Walden Pond and the Minuteman National Historical Park.
Acton also has a wide variety of beautiful and well-kept Conservation Lands which are maintained by the Conservation Commission, the Land Stewardship Committee, and Department of Natural Resources. Conservation lands attract many people during the year, and encompass over 1650 acres of protected territory. There are 21 Conservation areas in total including the Acton Arboretum, Nashoba Brook, Pratt's Brook and Great Hill, among others. Hiking enthusiasts can pick up or continue on the Bay Circuit Trail in the Acton Conservation Lands and permits may be granted in advance for those who wish to camp overnight at Camp Acton.
Although not a part of the Land Stewardship Committee, Nara Park is the town's main beach and day-camp area. There are many athletic fields, a man-made lake and beach area, free summer concerts, fishing, and a playground.
Acton also has community theatres, a bowladrome, a Science and Discovery Museum and numerous shopping opportunities.