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September 28, 2016

Annual Mount Zion set for 19th year

Sunday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.—HUBBARDTON—It’s autumn and time for the annual Mount Zion hike in Hubbardton. Hikers will join battlefield interpreters and historians for a guided walk up craggy Mount Zion on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2-5 p.m. It’s a winning combination of colorful and sweeping fall mountain views, the history of the Battle of Hubbardton, and exercise in the fresh air.
At the top of Mount Zion, site interpreter Mark Brownell and historian Tom Hughes will relate interesting stories about the July 7, 1777, Revolutionary War Battle of Hubbardton, Mount Zion’s role in the battle, the people of Hubbardton at the time, and the landmarks to be seen from the summit.
Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site visitor center before 2 p.m. After a brief orientation everyone will drive to the start of the hike, which is easy to moderate. The fee is $3 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes visiting the museum and battlefield.
The Mount Zion hike follows a trail developed by land owner Kit Davidson. From Mount Zion there are sweeping views of the Taconics, lower Green Mountain range, and Adirondacks, and is the only on land vantage point to easily see the entire battlefield.
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the location of the only Revolutionary War battle in Vermont. The site is on Monument Hill Road six miles off VT Route 30 in Hubbardton or seven miles off exit 5 on US Route 4 in Castleton. Carefully follow the signs.  The site is open Thursdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., as well as Monday, Oct. 10, the last day of the season.
For more information, call 802-273-2282 or visit the website at historicsites.vermont.gov.

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