Hudson is a town in Middlesex County, Central Massachusetts.
From Boston Take Route 20 out of the city until you reach Route 85, follow North into Hudson center
From the North Follow 495 South until you reach the exit with Route 62, follow East into Hudson center
From the South Follow 495 North to Route 62 exit. Follow East in Hudson center
From the West Take 290 East into Hudson, or Take Route 90 East until you reach 495, follow 495 North until you reach Route 62 exit. Follow route 62 East into Hudson center
Train If coming from Boston or Fitchburg, there is a commuter line that stops at nearby South Acton station. Leaving the train station, heading south on Main Street (Route 27) Turn West onto Route 62/117. Follow 62 through Bolton/Stow into Hudson Center
Hudson has a great balance of attractions across it’s entirety, and depending on how much you want to see there are a couple options for getting around.
Hudson features and extensive network of bike trails and paths that allow people to reach all sorts of interesting parts of the town and take in some of the best scenery the town has to offer. Assabet River Bicycles at 45 Main Street offers bicycle rentals for riding the trails, just watch out, and the entrance is actually behind the store on South Street.
Hudson features a large and well-maintained downtown area, so walking offers convenient and leisurely access to most of the attractions in the down town area.
The best option for getting around town though is having access to your own car. The freedom it affords you in getting around quickly is tough to match. Regardless of how your getting around, if things get late and you need a ride, the local taxi service should be able to assist you
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Assabet River Rail Trail This bike trail will eventually connect through the towns of Malborough, Hudson, Stow, Maynard, and Acton, but as of now there are several unconnected sections, including this one beginning in Hudson. During the spring, summer, and early fall the Assabet River Bicycle shop organizes group rides down these trails. There are several parking locations where people can leave their cars and venture down the trail, either on bikes, roller blades, or their own feet. 417 Main St 14 Wilkins St
New England Air gun Inc. - 188 Central St, Hudson
A great place to have some fun renting an assortment of air soft guns to shoot in a safe and controlled environment. Safety is a focus here, and the staff takes that very seriously, but there’s a lot of fun to be had picking targets and guns and letting loose.
Roller Kingdom – 5 Highland Park Avenue
This local venue offers rollerblading and traditional skating on an indoor rink with lights and music. If you get tired of skating, there are a variety of arcade games to play and a prize center to cash in your tickets. Snacks and drinks are also available at the snack bar, as well as laser tag. $1 Wednesdays 6-9pm: $3 rentals, $1 admission
Hudson Public Library - 3 Washington Street
The Hudson Public Library was founded in 1866 by Charles Hudson, whom the town would eventually be named after, the Hudson Public Library is a great place to improve a day. All materials are accessible by anyone with a Massachusetts public library card, meaning books can be rented even by visitors. Grabbing a good book can be a great way to spend a day in one of Hudson's parks.
Wood Park - 65 Park Street Wood Park is a beautiful little park tucked away just outside the center of downtown Hudson.The Park features a playground, a band amphitheater, a bridge, and conservation trails through the forest for visitors to walk down.
Harvard Sweet Boutique – 25 South St
One of the highlights of the local sweet-tooth scene, the Harvard Sweet Boutique is the retail location for the company of the same name, who made their business by creating custom luxury gift baskets. The store offers a wide array of baked goods as well as customizable gift baskets and a full range specialty cake kitchen.
Rail Trail Brick Oven Pizza – 33 Main St
Relatively new, the Rail Trail Pub has quickly become the gem of a resurgent Hudson. An open air atmosphere, wood fire pizza ovens, and a well stocked bar with a friendly staff make the Rail Trail an appealing place, and the quality of the food seals the deal.
TC Lando’s – 127 Main St
TC Lando’s is a small Massachusetts pizza and sub chain that has a store in Hudson, and despite their unimpressive trappings, they offer some of the best food to be found in town. Their pizzas, while greasy, generally don’t disappoint, but it’s their cheese steak subs that really steal the cake. If you enjoy a cheese steak sub, don’t leave without getting one here.
Ariba Coffee – 246 Main St
Ariba is a tasteful little coffee shop offering all the fixings a person reaches for in the morning.
New City Micro-creamery – 28 Main St
A new installment in downtown Hudson, the New City Micro-creamery offers a new venue for locals to grab ice cream with an immersive experience.
Sofia Ristorante – 158 Main St
Offering authentic Italian food, this restaurant is tucked away by the local church and the downtown intersection. While seating is limited, the restaurant is family owned and operated so the tightness comes with a warm homey feeling.
Medusa Brewing Company Brew Pub – 111 Main Street Medusa is a local craft brewery that features their own bar. A nice atmosphere, upscale furnishings, and a rotating variety of beers can all be found here.
Finnegan’s Irish Pub – 25 South Street Finnegan’s Pub is a little hole in the wall spot that’s mostly filled with locals. During the day they offer a respectable array of pub food, and while it’s not bad they most likely aren’t winning any awards for their food. The pub features two pool tables and two dart boards, as well as a juke box
Amaia Martini Bar – 176 Main St One of the newest additions to the downtown strip, Amaia’s Martini Bar has quickly established itself as one of the top end spots in town. Don’t be fooled by the bar label though, they have a great menu of some really high end food to pick from.
Horseshoe Pub – 29 South St The Horseshoe Pub is a staple of Hudson. Offering an appetizing menu of traditional pub food and a beer list longer than the menu, the Horseshoe is one of many great places to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink.
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