Acton Nature Center


If your idea of relaxing includes nature, you better bring your gear!

The Acton Nature Center is a regional recreational park which provides the public a glimpse of the landscape of a century ago. Its 1930s Farm House Education Center hosts free programs by Rio Brazos Texas Master Naturalists on subjects such as plants, animals, pollinators, and ecosystems.

The 74-acre Acton Nature Center is just the starting point. With seven miles of hiking/biking trails, a butterfly garden, amazing wildflowers and towering oaks and juniper trees, the ANC is a geocache playground. From the beginning point, just past the parking area, you will find the covered Pavilion which is great for picnics and gatherings. The Farm House Education Center is located just a short walk towards the Butterfly Garden. This facility is a big hit with schools and youth groups. Next door, is the enclosed Bird Blind that offers a generous view into the Bird Habitat with a trickling water feature. This facility is fast becoming a favorite of Birders, both beginners and novice, young and old. It is also a great place for photography. In fact, ANC has been the backdrop for many family photos, portraits, and wedding announcements. The all-volunteer staff hosts amazing events throughout the year, including a monthly, guided Bird Walk and Annual Feather Fest, Reptile Day, Monarch Tagging, and Star Parties. Come take a hike!