Boston October 02, 2017
The One Town Near Boston Everyone Must Visit This Fall
While the main draw of Concord is undoubtedly its role in U.S. history, that is far from the only reason to explore this picturesque town near Boston. Lovers of literature, food, and nature will find much to enjoy about Concord too, and the prime time to visit is fall.
Just look at the scenery that’s waiting for you.
Near the center of town, you’ll find the Orchard House, where author Louisa M. Alcott wrote and set the classic novel, "Little Women." You can take a guided tour of this house year round, and it’s especially lovely in autumn.
Address: 399 Lexington Road, Concord
The foliage also transforms Sleepy Hollow Cemetery from a country burial ground into a breathtaking locale.
Address: 129 Bedford Street, Concord
Head up to Author’s Ridge to see where Alcott, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau were laid to rest.
Of course, everyone who comes to Concord stops at Minuteman National Historic Park, which is even more spectacular at this time of year.
The North Bridge Visitor Center is at 174 Liberty Street in Concord.
Even if you've been here before, strolling under the rich hues of the trees makes the experience feel fresh again.
Concord has a small town feel that includes a charming Main Street lined with cute stores, many of them aimed at foodies.
Lose yourself in the Concord Cheese Shop (29 Walden Street) where you can pick up picnic makings or, for a more upscale meal, check out Wood’s Hill Table (24 Commonwealth Avenue).
Spend an afternoon walking a loop around Walden Pond. This body of water is a kettle hole, meaning that it was carved by retreating glaciers many thousands of years ago; it’s 102-feet deep!
Address: 915 Walden Street, Concord
Let Thoreau’s words inspire you as you spend time in nature.
…although it takes little prompting to appreciate the beauty of this place.
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge is a less well-known spot to retreat.
It’s spread over several units but the Concord Section (accessible from Monsen Road) offers 2.5 miles of trails and great opportunities for observing wildlife. During fall migration, this is a popular stop-off point for a wide range of birds.
As you can see, Concord offers diverse attractions that can be enjoyed throughout the year, but the town is positively idyllic in fall. Have you been to Concord in autumn?
You may also be interested in taking a scenic fall drive along these
6 country roads near Boston.