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Battle Road

Started by Patriot1775, June 02, 2023, 01:25:02 PM

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I'm not sure if this is the right place, but...  I'm heading up to Battle Road next week.  I'll be there about a day and a half.  Any pointers from those in the know?


Bring bug spray.  I think you're at peak mosquito, no-see-um, horse fly, and gnat season.  Get off the groomed path and walk up to Parker's Revenge.  The vantage point is worth it.  If you aren't walking the 5 miles (the walking trail is only from Meriam's Corner to Fiske Hill/Parker's Revenge), see if there's a copy of all the spots of interest along the way.  They describe how the terrain looked in 1775.  It was obviously a bit different than now.  See how many rock walls you can find. Stop at the North Bridge, Lexington Green, and do Freedom Trail starting at the Boston Common if you've got the time. Downtown Arlington (Menotomy) was eh - There were signs and all, but it was a disappointment to me to see them blended into the busy area.  I walked right past the one I was looking for even with a GPS in my hand.

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If you'll be up around a weekend, Hartwell's tavern is open a few hours every day, and has re-enactors in or around it.  The Old North Bridge is a few minutes drive from Merriam's Corner, don't skip that visit. 
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Following this post hoping for good information to pop up I am planning a trip also.


Quote from: Patriot1775 on June 02, 2023, 01:25:02 PM
I'm not sure if this is the right place, but...  I'm heading up to Battle Road next week.  I'll be there about a day and a half.  Any pointers from those in the know?

Let us know how the trip was


I visited Battle Road NHP in ~2013.  I highly recommend the Hartwell Tavern - good living history and a nice museum.  Standing on the path the Acton Minute Men took to the North Bridge a spine-tingling experience. 

On a side note, I very much enjoyed the Charlestown Navy Yard / USS Constitution tour.

Jon (desert_diver)


The trip was great and I'm sure once in a lifetime.  I'm still sorting the ton's of pics me and DD took.  Besidd the green, of course, my two favorite spots were The North Bridge and Meriam's Corner.  Both were fascinating to me.  If you didn't know what Meriam's Corner was you wouldn't even see it I don't think.  You can see where the troops had to pull in to get across the swampish area.  I felt chills.  I would recommend this trip to anyone interested in our Stories.  I hope to put a scrap book together to share at Appleseed events.


Can't wait to hear the whole story Rick.
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SO COOL!!!!  Can't wait to see pictures!!

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