Home to heroes of the Revolutionary War and transcendentalist writers, the area surrounding Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley has many activities for visitors. For a day trip, we suggest:
- The American Textile History Museum explores the process of making clothing from pre-Industrial Revolution to today. It is affiliated with the Smithsonian Museum and features more than five million pieces and exhibits related to textiles.
- The Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau provides links to attractions, events, hotels and restaurants in and around the city.
- Located west of Boston, the Johnny Appleseed Trail spans throughout central Massachusetts, featuring many apple orchards in tribute to Johnny Appleseed, restaurants, shopping, activities and festivals.
- Lowell National Historical Park honors the effect Lowell, Mass., had on the Industrial Revolution in America with its water-powered textile mills. In various sites throughout the city, visitors can walk around the city, exploring old textile mills and the water mills that powered the textile mills.
- The Old Manse, built for Rev. William Emerson, stands close to where the first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired. It is famous for housing such people as Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Ralph Waldo Emerson.