Concord for the Outdoor Adventurer

In Concord, you’ll find several opportunities to explore the great outdoors. From hiking trails, sanctuaries, and biking, you’ll always find something fun to do. Here are four activities for the outdoor adventurer. 

Go Camping Among Concord’s Nature

Disconnect from technology and be one with nature by camping along Concord’s numerous campgrounds. There are so many health benefits when you choose to spend time in the outdoors with activities like camping. When you sleep under the stars, you can help get in touch with your natural circadian rhythms. 

Book a tent through the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation. Massachusetts DCR’s state park yurts, another option instead of a tent, are available at seven state parks.   

Also, there are many camping grounds right near Concord in surrounding towns where you camp. Here are just four of those grounds:

  • Spacious Skies Minuteman Campground in Littleton, MA
  • Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA
  • Boston Harbor Islands in Boston, MA
  • Harold Parker State Forest in North Andover, MA

Embark on a Walking Tour 

The Concord Visitor Center offers a range of walking tours. These tours include a detailed accounting of  Concord’s history, literary heroes, and fun tasteful food tours. 

Check out the tours we offer currently:

  • A Fight for Freedom: Patriots of Color Walking Tour
  • Henry David Thoreau Walking Tour 
  • Explore and Learn Pass: Walking Tour and Concord Museum
  • Concord History with a Chocolate Twist Walking Tour
  • Daily Historic Walking Tour of Concord
  • Beyond 1775, Concord and the Massachusetts National Guard
  • African American of Concord Walking Tour 
  • Indigenous People of Concord Walking Tour 
  • Women of Concord Walking Tour 
  • West Concord History Walking Tour 

Bike with the Minuteman Bike Share 

The Concord Center Bike Share allows visitors to  rent a bike and start riding along all the beautiful trails Concord has to offer. Located at the visitor center at 58 Main Street, this location has access to the Minute Man National Historic Park. 

To rent a bike, download the Minuteman Bike Share app and create an account. Then you’ll scan the QR code on the bike and once you’re able to unlock the bike, you can go off riding. Join friends or family and ride the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail which extends from Lowell to Concord with a connection to Sudbury (which is currently under construction).

Visit the Brewster’s Woods Wildlife Sanctuary

This sanctuary is a 130-acre property that is located along the banks of the Concord River. It was formerly known as part of the country homestead of William Brewster, who was an early leader in American ornithology. The sanctuary includes two miles of trails that will lead you towards mature woodlands into open fields and also along the edges of the Concord River. 

There are five major trails:

  • Fisher Trail 
  • River Loop
  • Woodland Trail
  • Bluebird Field Loop 
  • Wood Duck Trail

This is an excellent spot for photography, hiking, and birding. The trails along the sanctuary are open daily from dawn to dusk. However, there is limited access to parking so make sure to plan ahead.

Where will your outdoor adventure spirit take you when you visit Concord? 

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