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.

Very easy walk for a lazy walker. Great for biking and for the family great for kids to explore. Perfect easy trail for family.

walking
7 months ago

walking
7 months ago

The short walk by the Old Manse and over the Old North Bridge has been one of my favorites for almost as long as I can remember, going back to when my family and I lived in the area for several years when I was young. I love the historical significance, as well as the personal memories it brings back for me. Fortunately, I have returned to visit a number of times over the years.

walking
7 months ago

Living just a couple miles away in Lincoln many years ago, my family and I often took advantage of our proximity to Minute Man NHP and the many historical sites. I always enjoyed learning about the Revolutionary War while exploring this beautiful area.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy walk on mostly dirt and gravel.

hiking
9 months ago

This park has a beautiful easy trail fro running, walking or just nature sightseeing. It's never busy except for the day runners from Harvard or Boston College on the weekends. Today several of the historical homes were open to the public. Beautiful park. Dogs are allowed but please pick up after them. No trash barrels so bring back your trash home take care of our national treasures.

walking
11 months ago

I so enjoyed my historic walk, what a joy to my heart to see and experience this amazing trail.

walking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Beautiful, low humidity, bright blue sky kind of day. Plenty of folks enjoying the day. Saw quite a few nice birds; orioles and scarlet tanagers!

walking
Friday, May 05, 2017

Great place to walk after work especially on a nice night!

mountain biking
Thursday, April 13, 2017

great ride for a Wednesday. Not crowded and nice scenery. You can ride 2 or 20 miles if you do some loops.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

really short and can get crowded but still beautiful especially in late day. we usually stop and picnic. very family friendly and good for history buffs.

hiking
Monday, October 31, 2016

Beautiful and educational walk.

walking
Friday, October 21, 2016

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!

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

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

on Battle Road Trail

walking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

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
Saturday, August 20, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

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

walking
Sunday, June 05, 2016

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

Monday, May 30, 2016

Great stroll with historical value.

paddle sports
Saturday, April 09, 2016

A fantastic place to Kayak. If you own your own kayaks, there is a boat ramp on Lowell Road, just a half mile north-west of Concord center. There are also places that will rent kayaks to you and they will, of course, get you in the water as well.

If you've never kayaked before, try one of the rental places. If you enjoy it, and there's a good chance that you will, and think you might want to Kayak regularly, it might be worth investing in kayaks of your own if you have the means (can afford kayaks and roof racks, and can put kayaks on car or SUV and take them off as needed).

walking
Saturday, April 09, 2016

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
Friday, November 27, 2015

Beautiful NE hike, and of course history:)

Friday, October 23, 2015

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

walking
Wednesday, July 01, 2015

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.

on Battle Road Trail

hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

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

Friday, May 29, 2015

Great path, easy walk. Fantastic wildlife!

hiking
Saturday, April 04, 2015

We walked the 5-mile Battle Road today, starting at the Visitor's Center (off I-95 in Lexington) toward Concord. We are preparing for a longer hike this summer and wanted a nice practice hike. Indeed it is pretty, natural, relatively flat/level, and turns through beautiful old farms, Revolutionary-era homes and roads that once saw the early battles in the fight for this country. The only difficulty was the remaining snow and ice that still covered large portions of the trail. It is early April, though, and we should have remembered our crampons for increased sure-footedness. Also, gloves and warm hats would have helped. A good hike, though, and we will return many times in the future. At the end of the trail near Concord, we decided to walk into town for lunch (another mile), and found a "casual American bistro" Helen's Restaurant, 17 Main St. Great!! So many menu choices and all good, well-presented, and a great end of our hike. This is not a new area for us, but a new way of experiencing it. Often in summers past, we have kayaked on the Concord River, so it was nice to see this area from the ground this time! Altogether, a wonderful day. We recommend it!

on Battle Road Trail

trail running
Monday, November 18, 2013

Ran part of this today. I love coming here whenever I am in the area. Wide trail, beautiful, and full of history.

mountain biking
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Great mix of nature and history, perfect for a morning or afternoon ride.

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