Saturday, Aug. 23 at 9:30 a.m. — HUBBARDTON — On the third annual guided driving tour of sections of the Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road of 1776-77, leader Jim Rowe will introduce participants to the Hydeville Branch of the road. Meet with your automobile at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton on Saturday, Aug. 23, at 9:30 a.m. for the orientation and directions. The trip will go from the Hubbardton Battlefield to the East Road in Benson, to West Castleton, and finishes at the outlet of Lake Bomoseen.
Rowe is president of the Crown Point Road Association, has a lifelong interest in this Revolutionary War military road, and is an engaging storyteller. He will be assisted by several other knowledgeable members of the Association.
The Mount Independence-Hubbardton Military Road was built after the September 7, 1776, order of Gen. Horatio Gates to connect the American Revolutionary War fortification being constructed at Mount Independence on Lake Champlain to Hubbardton and Rutland, Vermont, and Fort No. 4 in New Hampshire. Gates considered the road “so Essential to the Interest of the United States” and “the safety and protection of the inhabitants of all the Middle States of this Union.”
The fee is $3 for adults, free for children under 15, and includes admission to the Hubbardton Battlefield museum. The Hubbardton Battlefield is located at 5696 Monument Hill Road, Hubbardton.
For more info, call 802-273-2282 or visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov.