462 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts, 01742, United States
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Nice atmosphere on the patio :o)
It says "open" but it doesn't mean you can go in!
The Old North Bridge in Concord, MA
Travel Tips for Concord
Take a walk..preferrably in sunlight
We see the contrast of my son on his cell phone walking amongst the grave stones of the 1700's. Actually the hillside is very pleasant...and I would recommend you take the walk...maybe a cold drink or a picnic lunch at the top would be quite lovely actually. Incidentally, there is a wonderful view of the town from the top of the hill.
I mention walking in the sunlight cause I think it could be creepy and dangerous coming down that hill after dark. Hmmmmm maybe all you Halloween-ers would enjoy that.
Re-use of older architecture
We were certain this lovely Greek Revival structure must have once been a bank building, but is now in use as a retail shop. That's what is nice about the New England towns of today. Rather than tearing down old mills and banks and such...there is a new use found and restoration has kept the flavor of history and the character of the town. How different it would have been if this building had been demolished and a modern fast food chain had built something to replace it. viva la PRESERVATION !!!
grave of Ephraim Bull
One man was responsible for developing a grape that could withstand the harsh New England weather.... Ephraim Bull. In the 1840s he started the arduous task of breeding and cross-breeding samples of grape vines in his long task of getting the results he hoped for but could never be sure it would work until he had the first Concord Grape vine growing in 1850.
He was a much better vineyard master than he was a business man. He sold his original vines to other local growers for $5 (a large price back then) who quickly grew more of the vines themselves and just as quickly underpriced poor Ephraim with their copies of the vines and grapes. He was eventually elected into the Massachussets house of representatives.
His epithat is "he sowed, others reaped"
to get there:
take I-95 to route 2, go west to downtown Concord and connect to route 62, go east on
Bedford Road (route 62) to Sleepy Hollow Cemetery
Sudbury....park like grounds at Wayside mill
The Grist Mill is a reproduction built by Henry Ford in 1929. He cared about the importance of remembering the water powered mills and so he had this one built to resemble David How's 1700 grist mill. There are wonderful park like grounds surrounding it....a wonderful babbling brook running through it. Easy to find in Sudbury. There are signs to the Wayside Inn and all the little surrounding buildings which I will picture here are clearly visible along the small two lane road.
Go canoeing on the Concord...
Go canoeing on the Concord River, in the fall especially the river is beautiful, winding through reds, yellows, and oranges and through the purples and deep reds of wetlands. From the river there are great views of the Old North Bridge and the colonial mansions that sit on hills overlooking it.
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Address: 462 Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts, 01742, United States