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Battle Road Trail

Concord, MA
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Ranked #7 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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Milford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 NEW

We stopped at Buckman Tavern on the Lexington Green on a visit through Lexington and Concord, MA. They offer a very informative tour of Buckman Tavern, Hancock-Clarke residence and the Munroe Tavern down the road. The best part is they offer a combined rate to see all three for a substantially reduced rate! We were able to do all three... More

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Burlington, Vermont
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Walk out of the Minuteman Park visitor center and the historic 5 mile "Battle Road" beckons. I walked the historic road (which is actually a well worn path) each night and on one occasion went about 4 miles out and 4 miles back to the parking lot at the visitor center). You will encounter, joggers, bikers, families, and history buffs... More

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Claremont, New Hampshire
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333 reviews 333 reviews
170 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While it was a privilege to walk on such an important trail, because I left our vehicle at one of the NPS's visitors center, I left my family to go back and get it. Because I wasn't closely paying attention, even though I stayed on the trail, I got lost. My advice: closely watch the signs and don't get too... More

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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We drove the road and stopped at sites along the way. It would be nice to bicycle, though, if you have the time. The road is busy, not self contained. The Visitor Center is excellent and the rangers are knowledgable. The usual souvenirs are available.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Awesome time with family, boys learning how to be minute men and shoot/hold a musket at the Hartwell Tavern. NPS does an awesome job!

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210 reviews 210 reviews
68 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

the Battle Road Trail is both interesting and beautiful. I wish that I had dedicated more time to it, and I also wish that it was set aside purely for those who wanted to see the Revolutionary locations, rather than a road for locals to speed along as rapidly as possible. There are a lot of places to stop, parking... More

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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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234 reviews 234 reviews
67 attraction reviews
247 helpful votes 247 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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101 reviews 101 reviews
10 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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