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Hike into history at Mount Independence for National Trails Day

Saturday, June 3, 2 p.m.—ORWELL—To celebrate National Trails Day Saturday, June 3, the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell is hosting a Hike into History. The walk, from 2-3:30 p.m., is led by Mark Brownell, a retired history teacher and board member of the Mount Independence Coalition, the friends group for the historic site.

This year is the 240th anniversary of the American, British, and German occupation of Mount Independence in 1777. Brownell will discuss the importance of the northern campaign of the American Revolution and the role Mount Independence played.

Mount Independence, a National Historic Landmark, is named after the Declaration of Independence. The hike is included in the price of admission: $5 for adults and free for children under 15. The site is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersection of Vermont routes 22A and 73. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.

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