Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Hike site of Revolutionary War, what happened 240 years ago

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2 p.m.—ORWELL— Enjoy a guided hike into Revolutionary War history at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell on Sunday, Aug. 6, with Stephen Zeoli. The walk runs 2-4 p.m., and is included with regular site admission of $5 for adults and free for children under 15.

Walkers will learn about the stirring happenings of 1777, 240 years ago, and see some of the traces of that time on the landscape.

Zeoli is president of the Mount Independence Coalition, a former caretaker at the site, an editor of the new book, “Strong Ground: Mount Independence and the American Revolution,” and author of the short book, “Mount Independence: The Enduring Legacy of a Unique Place.” Wear sturdy shoes, bring water, and dress for the weather.

Mount Independence is located on Mount Independence Road, Orwell. The site is open daily through Oct. 15. Call 802-948-2000 for more info.

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