Here's what I'd call the official kick off to my summer season. I haven't been to this area since childhood on a school field trip, so barely remembered a thing about it... so effectively it was like seeing it for the first time. All the better as one tends to appreciate these things more a little later in life anyway. Not that I'm old by any stretch, but ya know. So this national park is also where the Revolutionary War actually began. The famed midnight ride of Paul Revere... the "shot heard round the world" that started it all was here. The hike begins in Lexington and goes straight through to Concord down the Battle Road. Made that run before driving over to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery to visit the graves of a few literary greats... then made my last run to the "Old North Bridge" to wrap up the trip. Very interesting walk and a beautiful area considering the war that once took place there.