Bolton trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Bolton

Trip Planner USA  /  Massachusetts  /  Bolton
(4.1/5 based on 280+ reviews for 3 attractions)
Things to do: outdoors, zoos & aquariums
Bolton is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. Bolton is in eastern Massachusetts, located 25 miles west-northwest of downtown Boston.The population was 4,897 at the 2010 census.HistoryThe town of Bolton was incorporated on June 24, 1738, following an influx of settlers. Town historian Esther Whitcomb, descendant of one of Bolton's earliest documented settlers, cites the recorded birth of a son, Hezekiah, to Josiah Whitcomb in 1681. By 1711, according to Whitcomb, more than 150 people were living on Bolton soil, despite a local history of Indian uprisings and one massacre. Many early houses were protected by flankers, and were designated as garrisons. Bolton's history is interesting because it is reflective of early settlement patterns in the central Massachusetts area, and the conflicts with King Philip (Metacom) and his Indian soldiers. The town was formerly part of the town of Lancaster, but seceded along the Still River, where the current boundary line still stands.In the 1920s Bolton was used as a setting and mentioned a number of times in H.P. Lovecraft's fiction: as a setting in his “Herbert West — Reanimator”, and also mentioned in his “The Rats in the Walls” and “The Colour out of Space”.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.0sqmi, of which 19.9sqmi is land and 0.1sqmi, or 0.35%, is water.
Make your own Bolton vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our United States vacation builder.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Bolton

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Bolton

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Bolton:
Parks, classes, nightlife
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, golf
Visit for: 3 daysStart a plan »
Nature, wildlife areas
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Nature, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Fun & games, shopping
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Massachusetts

29 days in United States BY A USER FROM GREECE January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 43 days in United States & Montreal BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 16 days in East Coast of USA & Niagara Falls BY A USER FROM ISRAEL April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Salem, Cambridge & Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Plymouth BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Plymouth & Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Boston BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 25 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA December, popular PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in United States & Christchurch BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Seabrook, Boston & Buffalo BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: February, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 6 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News