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Battle Road Trail

Concord, MA
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Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Concord
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Biking Trails, Trails
Activities: Biking, Running, Hiking
Traveler Description:        This is a 5.5 mile trail that follows the path of the British Regulars and Militia during the opening battle of the American Revolution on... more »
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Copenhagen
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47 reviews 47 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I was at a hotel nearby July 4th 2014 and because of the intense rain, I had nothing else planned and dressed up for a short run around 6PM. After a short trip around the corner, I stumbled upon the first sign marked "Battle Road Trail". It turned out to be a bit longer than I had planned (approximately 18km)... More

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Franklin, Massachusetts
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211 reviews 211 reviews
61 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Biked the Battle Road Trail this weekend and really enjoyed it. Any average cyclist with the correct bike can do this. There are a few soft sandy parts and inclines/declines but overall the trail is hard compact dirt or crushed gravel. You will be biking through history which is very unique and can stop along the way at the interpretive... More

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Southeast
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

At the Minuteman Visitor Center, they show a ~15-20 min video that is great to tell you the history of Paul Revere's ride, the "Shot Heard Round the World," and so on. We loved being able to walk down the dirt road where so much history happened. There are several signs along the way as well that let you know... More

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Well-signed, great for walking or bicycling on the packed dirt road. Combine this with a visit to the Minute Man Visitor Center for a well-done multimedia production.

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Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

This is a great place to take a relaxing stroll or a jog. Careful though, I was stung by a bee! When the runners jog by they rattle the bridges going over the swamps and bother the bees nests underneath them. Don't walk by when they're aggrivated! It's great that they have signs walking you through the history of the... More

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Dracut, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I found the whole Battle Road area beautiful, interesting, and informative. When you are on a dirt road surrounded only by woods and an original colonial house, it's not hard to imagine what it was like to live here at that time. The area is quiet and peaceful and you can walk for hours or minutes or drive site to... More

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Amherst, Virginia
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30 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We walked most of the trail and visited most of the sites. Is a nice easy walk, but you have to watch out for the locals running or biking the tail. How cool it must be to do that everyday knowing this is where to battle for liberty began. Sites are well marked with info plaques. We went late Sept.... More

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pgh,pa
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

A very nice historical walk. A must not miss that we visited along with the North Bridge. On a nice cool day this is a nice flat trail with stops along the way.Probably took us a couple of hours

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Concord, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

This is the Route 2-A "campus" of the Minute Man National Historic Park. To understand the events that transpired here it is a good idea to also visit the Liberty Street "campus". Before you leave this site be sure to see the site where Paul revere was captured by the British before he reached Concord - a great example of... More

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Concord, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The trail itself sometimes follows the old road network, but the real stars of the show are the beautifully restored old buildings. The Park Service sometimes has reenactments of the events of 1775 and colonial life, many of which are very good.

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