I assumed this would be an old, run-down cemetery given its age, but it was surprisingly well-kept, very large and quiet. This was really a beautiful place to walk through. We got lost while trying to find Author's Ridge, but didn't mind given how still and peaceful was our experience.
Note: once you are on the correct side of the cemetery for Author's Ridge, you will see a few stone markers pointing the way. They somewhat blend in with the headstones so pay attention. Also, once up on Author's Ridge, there is an additional marker pointing the way to Emerson's grave. We didn't see this at first and spent quite a bit of time looking for it. Thoreau, Alcott and Hawthorne are all very close together.
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