A Revolution begins - A Nation is born. At Minute Man National Historical Park the opening battle of the Revolution is brought to life as visitors explore the battlefields and structures associated with April 19, 1775, and witness the American revolutionary spirit through the writings of the Concord authors. Open sunrise to sunset.

Beautiful and educational walk.

walking
1 month ago

Excellent trail to walk (wish we had bikes with us!) Very well kept with interesting markers and signs along the trail to read. We visited in October so the leaves were beautiful colors!

I love biking on this trail, especially around the farmer's fields.

on Battle Road Trail

walking
2 months ago

Do it once for the historic significance. Noisy because of Air Force base and close proximity to a busy road. Hoping to avoid too much tourist activity, so we choose a week day and off season - but it was busy with local use, a mix of bikes, runners and walkers - seldom a thank you when you moved aside to let bikes & runners pass.
So if you looking for a peaceful hike, this isn't it

walking
3 months ago

Love this walk, especially in the fall. It's quite beautiful and I went here for the re-enactment of the Battle of Lexington.

walking
3 months ago

Well maintained, beautiful walk with historic markers along the way.

It would be nice if there were a few more benches for us older folk.

walking
5 months ago

walking
6 months ago

Very nice historical walk with many interesting landmarks along the way. Great little family outing.

Great stroll with historical value.

road biking
6 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Great, easy walk with a ridiculous amount of historical sites along the way. More like a walk through time than a hike, but a fantastic place to go for a walk if you happen to live nearby.

walking
1 year ago

Beautiful NE hike, and of course history:)

Great trail if you love the fall scenery. The path is clear and some of it is paved. The trail is discontinuous though.

walking
1 year ago

For locals, this would be a great place to jog, walk the dog, or stroll with friends. For tourists, it could be a very worthwhile stop in Concord, so long as you understand what to expect. The Battle Road Trail is a flat gravel path tracing the route of the running battle that took place between the Minute Men and the retreating British on April 19, 1775. It's 5 miles linear (10 miles there-and-back) and winds through what today is a mix of farm fields and young woods, with roughly a couple dozen historical markers along the way providing brief narration of who ambushed who at this particular spot, or who lived at the time in the house or site you're looking at. While the walk itself is quite pleasant, and the markers do suffice to give you the bare outlines of the story, some visitors (especially kids) might find all this a bit boring and disappointing on its own, in which case you'd probably do better to focus your visit on one or more of the ranger-guided programs available through the Park's Visitor Center (http://www.nps.gov/mima/planyourvisit/ranger-programs-and-tours.htm). If you're mostly just looking for a good walk with a bit of historical interest thrown in, this trail easily delivers, but if you were hoping for a more engrossing and informative experience, then you'll likely appreciate having an expert on hand to help it come alive for you.

hiking
1 year ago

Great walk to Lexington and back. Concord next week, weather permitting. Well kept up with historical stops along the way.

Great path, easy walk. Fantastic wildlife!