On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five;
Hardly a man is now alive
Who remembers that famous day and year.
~ "Paul Revere's Ride," Longfellow
Trip: Battle Road and Fiske Hill Trails
Location: Minuteman National Park, Lexington, MA
Cycling Distance: 26.73 miles
Snowshoe Distance: 3.04 miles
There are a couple of times that I've written about the beautiful Battle Road Trail in Minuteman National Park. Once was a trip in '08 with Felix and Caro. And once in doggerel borrowed from Longfellow. But this time, I went in the snow. The trail is not plowed so various skiiers, shoers and people walking in improper footwear still hike the trail.
|Trail Map. |
I would Hike from the Ebenezer Fisk House to the Paul Revere Capture Site and back
|On the Trail|
|Paul Revere Capture Site|
|Listen my children and you shall hear,|
Of the midnight capture of Paul Revere
|Hop House? Yes please: IPA|
|Thorning Boulder. |
Mr. Thorning, a local farmer, holed up behind this boulder and surprised a flanking column of Redcoats -
further slowing the Redcoat retreat from Concord.
|Random Ancient Hydrant|
|I took the Fiske Hill Trail back to my bike|
|Canopy of the Fiske Hill Trail|
|12 Miles back to Boston - |
it took me 15, since I stopped at Trader Joe's