Mount Independence to celebrate ‘Trails Day’

ORWELL — Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, with a hike into history at 2 p.m. Mount Independence Coalition board member and retired history teacher Mark Brownell leads this hike.
This is one of many programs this year to celebrate the 240th anniversary of the start of Mount Independence, as well as the 50th anniversary of the trail system. It is co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition. 
Walkers will meet at the museum. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water if you like. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the museum and all the trails. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.
The Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the best preserved Revolutionary War archaeological sites. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily through Oct. 10.
For more information about the Vermont State-owned Historic Sites, visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov. 

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