The Battle Road Trail

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The Battle Road

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The Battle Road Trail is a five mile trail connecting historic sites from Meriam’s Corner in Concord to the eastern boundary of the park in Lexington. Much of the trail follows the original remnants of the Battle Road: Where thousands of Colonial Militia and British Regulars fought a bloody engagement on April 19, 1775. In some areas the trail leaves the historic road to follow the route of the Minute Men traversing farming fields, wetlands, and forests.

Aside from it's significance as a hallowed battlefield, the trail is known for it's scenic beauty, biodiversity, and natural resources.

The trail is accessible by several parking areas along Route 2A and Lexington Road. Visit our Maps and Directions page for more parking information and pick up a park map at the Minute Man Visitor Center.
 

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Directions & Maps

Directions to Minute Man National Historical Park

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Minute Man Visitor Center

The Minute Man Visitor Center along the Battle Road Trail

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April 19, 1775: The First Battle

Learn about the people and events of April 19, 1775, and the places that witnessed history

Historic farm fields at Minute Man NHP

Nature

- Animals - Plants - Environmental Factors - Natural Features and Ecosystems

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Laws & Policies

Rules and regulations to consider while enjoying the park

 
 

Places Of Interest

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    Last updated: October 8, 2021

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