Minute Man National Historical Park, the Town of Concord, and The Thoreau Farm Trust have a three-way public-private partnership to establish a trail linking the Battle Road Trail with Thoreau Farm.
View south in area of trail proposed by Minute Man National Historical Park, the Town of Concord, and The Thoreau Farm Trust. Photo: Nick Reinhardt
The trail alignment will be identified through a public planning process, but the goal for the trail will result in an experience north from the Battle Road Trail to join with the Town’s wooded upland, and end at Thoreau Farm, the house on Virginia Road where Thoreau was born.
Map of area of proposed trail from a 2021 Mass Audubon feasibility study.
The trail combines an ecologically rich landscape of woodland, wetland, agriculture and edge habitats, with views across the Park’s historic farmlands. In the Concord Select Board’s letter of support, Chair Matthew Johnson noted the proposed trail “aligns with the Envision Concord Long Range Plan goals of increasing physical and social connectivity … and enhancing connections to walking trails between open spaces and village centers.”
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