|In Concord, there is history all around. After all, it is where the first battle of the American Revolution took place. Although there are many reasons we love Concord, below are five big ones:
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- A Tradition of Education and the Arts – The Alcotts, Emerson and Thoreau all valued clarity of thought and education. That tradition endures as well with Concord’s excellent private and public schools. The Emerson Umbrella and Musketaquid Center for Arts and the Environment are astonishing arts resources for such a small community, from highbrow to low (Rocky Horror on Halloween, anyone?) there’s plenty to do and see in Concord.
- Open Land and Conservation – Walden Pond, Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and Conservation Land: From the time of Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, nature and its preservation has been a top priority in Concord. The Walden Pond State Park provides walking trails and a swimming beach. Great Meadows protects 3,800 acres of freshwater wetlands with 12 miles along the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. The 1,200 acre Estabrook Woods is one example of many conservation parcels with walking and riding trails. Many have benches along the way so you can stop and take in the beautiful settings.
- Easy Access to Outdoor Activities: Whether you take your kayak down the Concord River past the historical landmarks, ride your bike along the numerous bike paths amid beautiful scenery, or take a jog through Minute Man National Historical Park. Concord makes it easy to enjoy a healthy outdoor workout.