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Mount Independence: hike into history along 1776 Military Road

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. — ORWELL — The third and final guided tour exploring sections of the 1776 Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road takes place on Sunday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell. Enjoy the fall colors and learn about history, too!

Mount Independence Coalition president Stephen Zeoli leads this three mile autumn hike out to the Mount’s northern point, the end (or beginning!) point of the Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road, built in the autumn of 1776. Wear walking shoes and dress for the weather.

Zeoli is president of the Mount Independence Coalition, is a former caretaker at the site, and has written a short book, “Mount Independence: The Enduring Legacy of a Unique Place,” now in its second edition.

Mount Independence is located on Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of VT Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. It is one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War sites in America. Carefully follow the signs. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes the guided walk, access to all the trails, and the museum with its exciting exhibits. The last day of the season for the museum is Monday, Oct. 13, Columbus Day.

For more info, call 802-948-2000 or visit

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