Join us to walk the five-mile Battle Road Trail in Minute Man National Historical Park. This trail connects historic sites from Meriam"s Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. The main theme of the trail is the Battle of April 19, 1775 that launched the American Revolution. Much of the trail follows the route of the Minute Men, traversing farming fields, wetlands, and forests. Many of the houses along the road, known since 1775 as the "Battle Road" are still standing today. The trail also passes battle sites, a monument at the site where Paul Revere was captured during his midnight ride, and the Hartwell Tavern, a restored 18th- century inn.
The file mile trail is easy, flat and well-graded. We will walk at a moderate pace with brief stops at the many historic landmarks. A Minute Man Park volunteer guide and fellow AMC member will join us to answer questions and provide color commentary.
We will meet at 10 AM and expect to take 2.5-3 hours completing the walk, If there is interest, we will gather after the walk at a care in Concord for college and a snack/lunch.
We will be spotting cars. Details, including meeting location, to come 1 or 2 days before the walk. No dogs except for service dogs.
All participants will be required to sign the AMC's liability waiver form prior to the hike.
I began leading bike trips for the AMC in 1990 and led for ten years before taking a break. When I became active with the Forty Plus Committee I decided to start leading again. I took a refresher leadership course and Wilderness First Aid and now I am certified as a cross-country ski and bike leader. I have met many wonderful leaders and trip participants and Forty Plus has become one of my most enjoyable retirement activities.