Templeton, Massachusetts is a town which contains four villages: Templeton, East Templeton, Baldwinville and Otter River. It is a rural community that has some industry which includes paper and printing. The major part of the work force commutes to Gardner and points east on Route 2.
A largely rural community, Templeton enjoys a very broad recreation base with the Otter River State Forest continuing over the town border into neighboring Winchendon. The Fernald School for mentally challenged adults is located in the town.