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Fall Hike 2016 - Battle Road Trail

posted Oct 29, 2016, 11:58 AM by Scout Marlboro   [ updated Oct 29, 2016, 11:58 AM ]

Come join Pack 31 on our 2016 fall hike Sunday, Oct 30th from 9:00 – 11:30am. 


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We will be hiking a piece of the Battle Road Trail in Minute Man National Historical Park (Lexington / Concord). The path follows the attack and retreat by British soldiers as they moved into the countryside to disarm the towns of Lexington and Concord and is a great piece of national history right in our backyard. Plus, it is a great 4.5 mile hike on a very easy road with few hills and a nicely packed gravel walk path. Perfect for the whole family.
 
We will be meeting between 8:30 – 8:45am at the main Minute Man Visitors Center:
250 North Great Road, Lincoln MA

NOTE:  GOOGLE MAPS HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS ADDRESS.  See the map above or click here:
Here is a link to a google map with directions.

The hike will start promptly at 9am and should take us about 2 – 2.5 hours to complete as we will be walking from the visitors center to the Meriam House. There are several stops along the path to explore:  

  • the Hartwell Tavern
  • the Paul Revere Capture site
  • the framework of a revolutionary era house
  • a fully functioning farm
  • and more!

Please park your car in the main parking lot at the visitors center and we will have cars located at the end to shuttle drivers back to the start of the hike. We will also have cars strategically place along the route in case we run into any issues or injuries. 

Please make sure to have a bag / backpack with the 6 essentials for a hike: 

  • water
  • snack
  • first aid kit
  • whistle
  • hat / sun protection
  • flashlight

The scouts will be carrying the backpacks the whole hike so make sure it is not too heavy with extras and fits them properly.
 
Please follow this link to a map of the park and you can see the path we will be following. 

Thanks for all of your time and effort and let's hope for some nicer weather than last weekend!

See these great websites for more info:
http://www.nps.gov/mima/index.htm
http://www.battleroad.org/sites.html

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