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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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Claremont, New Hampshire
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330 reviews 330 reviews
169 attraction reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 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
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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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California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
65 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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Copenhagen
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49 reviews 49 reviews
10 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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230 reviews 230 reviews
66 attraction reviews
240 helpful votes 240 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
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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