A rich Native American history is weaved through the semi-rural town of Grafton Massachusetts, once occupied entirely by the Nipmuc Indian tribe. 7,500 acres was purchased from the tribe in 1724, and the city of Grafton was born. Four acres still remain in possession of the Nipmucs, along with an Indian burial ground. You’ll be charmed by the quaint town common, where you can listen to music, visit the farmer's market, grab a gourmet coffee at the country store, or get a bite to eat at the historic Grafton Inn. With its fun decor of old post office memorabilia, outdoor tiki bar, varied menu, and live music every weekend - The Post Office Pub is the place to be for a night out in town. Located minutes from the commuter rail is Pecorino - a european style shop with artisan cheese and fine wine. With commuter rail access in town and close proximity to Interstate 90, Boston commuters find the sleepy town of Grafton to be an ideal place to relax and live. Grafton is also home to Tufts Veterinary School and the Community Harvest Project - a volunteer run non-profit farm that provides fresh fruits and vegetables to those in need and hosts events throughout the year.

Photo credit: Robert Cheney