American Locations 35 – Back to Boston

This trip goes from Cincinnati, Ohio, to the Boston area, then up the New England coast all the way into Canada, then back through the Adirondacks to the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York.

After camping one night in Wells, we continued south on I-95 out of Maine through New Hampshire into Massachusetts to the Greater Boston area. We visited with family in both Beverly and Stowe. In Beverly we were introduced to sunflowers.

I never realized they were such a big deal. Apparently, people like having their pictures taken with sunflowers.

So, why not?

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In Stowe, we visited the Minuteman National Historic Park. Here is a brief introduction to the park from their official web site:

WELCOME TO MINUTE MAN NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

Minute Man is located 22 miles outside of Boston within the towns of Lexington, Lincoln and Concord, Massachusetts. The park commemorates the opening battles of the American Revolution on April 19, 1775 by protecting, preserving and interpreting the significant historic sites, structures, landscapes, events and ideas embodied by these events.

The park consists of the 5-mile road between Lexington and Concord where most of the fighting took place in the battle that initiated the American Revolution. It is unpaved, and the countryside around it has been either preserved or restored to its condition at the time of the battle in 1775.

We walked a good stretch of the park, stopping to see exhibits along the way.

Sites of major engagements along the road are marked, and the British dead were memorialized, also.

We also kayaked up the Concord River to Old North Bridge. We started from the Lowell Road boat ramp. It was only 4 miles, and the current was weak so it was easy going upriver. We passed under Old North Bridge then got out to walk around the site of the Revolutionary battle. I didn’t take my camera with me because I’m not that sure of myself not to tip a kayak over, so there are no pictures. But it was an enjoyable relaxing trip.

After these forays around Boston, we continued our camping trip.

Next Location – Vermont and the Adirondacks

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