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Guided hikes offered at Mount Independence Aug. 7

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Posted on August 1, 2016 |
By Addison Independent



ORWELL — Mount Independence rocks! Come to the state historic site in Orwell, Vt., on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 2-3:30 p.m. for a “Hike into Geologic History.” Geologist David Gross will guide this tour to explore the geology of Mount Independence, one of the largest American defenses constructed for the Revolutionary War. What made the Mount “strong ground” for the Americans to build here in 1776 and 1777?

This is one of many programs this year to celebrate the 240th anniversary, as well as the 50th anniversary of the trail system.

Meet at the museum. Wear sturdy shoes or boots and bring water. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under age 15, and includes access to the museum and all the trails. Call 802-948-2000 for more information.

The Mount Independence State Historic Site is one of the country’s best preserved Revolutionary War archeological sites. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vt. Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs. Hours are 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Oct. 10.

For more information, visit:www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

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