In its 275 years, Holden has transitioned from its rural farming, textile mill and tourist roots into a highly sought after bedroom, family-friendly community. The 18-hole championship Holden Hills Country Club and banquet hall, located in Holden's north western end of town, are a draw for golf fans from around Worcester County. Running alongside the Quinapoxet River and flanked by forest is the Mass Central Rail Trail –a popular spot where folks can enjoy a walk, run or bike ride. Hiking trails are located throughout town, including those at the 660-acre Trout Brook Recreation Area. Fishing, canoeing, and kayaking opportunities are also in abundance on Holden’s waterways. Every year, Holden’s bustling Main Street takes center stage for Holden Days, a community and business event. Other popular events include the annual Memorial Day Parade, Bandstand Concert Series, Farmer’s Market, and Winter Festival.