"It's Worth the Drive to Acton!' is a slogan that many people associate with this little town. Acton is home to approx. 10,000 residents it was established in 1828 as Danville but was later named Acton in 1846. Tanning became the primary operation that Acton was known for, the first tannery was opened in 1844 and was bought out by Beardmore & Co in 1865 which eventually became the biggest tanning company in Canada. This gave Acton a new handle which was Leathertown.
Today you can still see glimpses of the towns history. Visit the famous Olde Hide House that was once the shipping and receiving warehouse for Beardmore & Co. drive down streets such as Danville, Beardmore, Tanners and many more. Visit the Leathertown festival every summer on the second Sunday in August for food, entertainment and a feeling of community.
This little town has some amazing park spaces that make it very unique. The 3 musketeers skate park is an amazing park for the skateboarder, bmx or scooter rider in your life, it also has a basketball court and is located at the arena so it is a great place for the family to go. Prospect Park is located on Fairy Lake and has tennis courts, a dog park, baseball diamonds, canoe rentals, indoor soccer and so much more.
Check out the many things that make Acton a great place to raise a family!