Join us for a hike followed by dinner and drinks in Historic Concord
MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK is located 22 miles outside of Boston within the towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord. The park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 by protecting, preserving and interpreting the significant historic sites, structures, landscapes, events and ideas embodied by these events.
We will walk the Battle Road Trail walk. Meet in the visitor center parking lot then walk along the historic trail.
This five mile trail connects historic sites from Meriam's Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. The main theme of the trail is the Battle of April 19, 1775, that launched the American Revolution. Much of the trail follows original remnants of the Battle Road; other sections leave the historic road to follow the route of the Minute Men, traversing farming fields, wetlands, and forests.
On April 19, 1775, British soldiers and American militia, "minute men" met in a series of skirmishes along a 22 mile stretch of road that ran from Boston to Concord. The American Revolution began at Lexington and Concord with a clash of arms known to history as "the shot heard round the world."
Dinner and Drinks:
After the hike
1:30 pm: The leaders will be at meeting place to introduce people. This is a great time to get to know everyone
2:00 pm: Official Start time of hike. Please check the comment section for updates on where to find us (especially if you are a little late)
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before hand because we want to get started on time. This is a great time to get to know everyone.
• RSVP RESPONSIBLY! There are a few people in the habit of no-showing and it hurts these events! Don't be that person! Only RSVP if you can go and update your RSVP (don't wait until the day of the event) if you can't make it. Your fellow group members and organizers are counting on you to show up. :) We will be tracking RSVP's:)
• Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions.
Dressing in layers works best. Wear appropriate footwear for hiking.
• Please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines and gear you may need as well. These outings are free but you are responsible to have everything you need.
GETTING THERE From I-95: Take exit 30B to Route 2A west. Continue west on 2A for a half mile. http://www.nps.gov/mima/planyourvisit/upload/MIMA%20Park%20Map.pdf