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Your Appleseed State Board => Massachusetts (lupis42 and aim) => Topic started by: Earl on August 01, 2014, 11:44:52 AM

Title: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: Earl on August 01, 2014, 11:44:52 AM
 have a family matter in Rhode Island around 4 September of this year. :cool2: That is a major move across country and an opportunity to tour Battle Road like on 6 or 7 September of 2014. I figure the town will be closed up for the locals, but worth a try. I also looked to see if there are Appleseeds in MA, CT, or RI before or after... nothing mentioned on TIPS.  Anyone have some interest in walking and talking me around or meeting somewhere? I understand there is a special Battle Road tab, I just have to have one... ha, ha, ha! ::)

Now, to get out and break the piggy bank to cover costs... opportunity knocks, and one opens the door and goes out or one misses the whole day....
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: lupis42 on August 01, 2014, 11:59:50 AM
Not sure of my availability that weekend, but one of us should be able to give you a decent tour. 

Also, there is an Appleseed the following weekend, Sept 13-14, in Leyden, MA
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: Earl on September 06, 2014, 11:00:23 PM
My wife, son and I went up to Battle Road, and the day was great. We were there on 5 September, a beautiful day.
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: Lonestar6 on September 07, 2014, 03:16:32 AM
Wow, what a beautiful day for you and your family!

Any advice for the rest of us Appleseed tourists? I am planning to work in a Battle Road visit for my family the end of this month when we go east.
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: LesMoore on September 08, 2014, 03:23:13 PM
We will be traveling to Boston in about 2 weeks.  It is a work related trip for JPL, but we will have lots of time for touring!!  Battle Road is at the top of our list.  Any advice?  And, will we be able to tour all of the battle road trail in 1 day?  I think we are planning to take our bicycles to ride instead of walking the trail.

Leslie
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: The Old Guide on September 09, 2014, 10:42:15 AM
You can do it in a day on bicycles, but I recommend you walk down the road from Major Buttrick's lawn to Concord Bridge and walk up the hill where the Redcoats broke and ran back toward the village of Concord.
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: Nero on September 14, 2014, 10:15:59 PM
Go early!  If you're at North Bridge before 9:30 or so you will beat the tour buses.
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: RangeRat on September 15, 2014, 12:42:04 AM
Go stand on the Green opposite the Rock, close your eyes and take a moment for reflection.  Imagine the sounds, the smells, and hearts beating mightily.  It wasn't a faceless conflict in those days...

RR
Title: Re: Battle Road Touring...
Post by: LesMoore on September 15, 2014, 01:28:16 PM
Great, thanks for the advice.  So much history to take in!!  I can't wait.. we are leaving home (Western KY) on Saturday.  We are probably going to go to Gettysburg on our way to Boston.

Leslie