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Guided hike to Pittsford Ridge offered in Hubbardton

Sunday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. — HUBBARDTON — Trek up part of the evacuation route American soldiers took up Pittsford Ridge after the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Hubbardton in this guided hike on Sunday, Sept. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. Carl Fuller, site interpreter at the Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site, leads the hike. Meet at the Battlefield visitor center at 2 p.m. The hike, ending about 5 p.m., reveals the great distances soldiers covered in a very short period of time and in hot, humid conditions during and after the July 7, 1777, battle.

The event is part of September’s Vermont Archaeology Month! Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water. Admission is $3 for adults and free for children under 15, and includes visiting the museum and battlefield.

The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the location of Vermont’s only Revolutionary War battle. The site is on Monument Hill Road six miles off Vt. Route 30 in Hubbardton or seven miles off exit 5 on US Route 4 in Castleton. Carefully follow the signs. The site is open Thursdays through Sundays, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Columbus Day, Oct. 12, the last day of the season.

For more information, call 802-273-2282 or visit www.historicsites.vermont.gov.

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