My walking tours of Concord show you all the top sights, and many smaller ones not found on other tours.
From Monument Square in the center of Concord along Monument Street to the Old Manse, Old North Bridge, Buttrick Mansion and Caesar Robbins House, with a detour to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery and Authors Ridge.
1.5 to 2 mi (2.4 to 3.2 km), 30 to 45 minutes’ walking, round trip; add sightseeing time.
Monument Square past the Wright Tavern and First Parish to the Emerson – Thoreau Amble trailhead, Emerson House, Concord Museum, the Alcotts’ Orchard House, the Hawthornes’ Wayside, and Grapevine Cottage where the Concord grape was born.
2 mi (3.2 km), 40-minutes’ walking time, round-trip; add sightseeing time.
Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Authors Ridge & graves of Emersons, Alcotts, Thoreaus, D C French. This tour also visits Concord’s Old Hill Burying Ground and South Burying Place.
1.5 mi (2.4 km), 30 minutes’ walking, round trip; add sightseeing time.
Thoreau’s birthplace, places he lived and wrote about, including Walden Pond, & his grave in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
Various times & distances; bike or car best for some.
Walk the Emerson – Thoreau Amble, a footpath through the forest from Emerson’s house to the site of Thoreau’s cabin on Walden Pond.
1.7 miles (2.4 km), 40 to 60 minutes one-way; uneven surfaces, highway crossing (with pedestrian light).
How to get there (including by the Emerson-Thoreau Amble), the replica of Thoreau’s cabin, walks around the pond, swimming, boating, birding & natural history. No dogs allowed.
1.5 mi (2.4 km) around the pond, 45 to 60 minutes; Walden Pond is 2 mi (3.2 km) south of Monument Square.
Follow the forested road along which Minutemen fought Redcoats in 1775: Meriam’s Corner, via the Bloody Angle, Hartwell Tavern, Paul Revere Capture Site and other sites to Fiske Hill, on foot or by bike.
5-mi-long (8-km) trail starting 1.4 mi (2.25 m) east of Monument Square. Several parking areas & starting points along the trail.
Walking, hiking and biking trails, canoe and kayak rental, swimming and fishing at Walden Pond, birding & wildlife observation at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge: there’s lots to do outdoors in Concord!