Having visited Concord several times, I am happy to recommend these places:
Historic Places of Interest:
- Orchard House, home to Louisa May Alcott
- Ralph Waldo Emerson’s home (aka “Bush”)
- The Concord Museum (currently featuring a special Civil War exhibit through September 15)
- Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, final resting place of Concord authors at Author’s Ridge
Concord Free Public Library Special Collections
Imagine reading and possibly touching letters written by hand of Louisa May or Bronson Alcott, or studying a surveyor’s map drawn by Henry David Thoreau. These are some of many artifacts you can see at the Concord Free Public Library.
Need to get away from the crowds and take a breather? Here’s some great suggestions.
Canoe or Kayak down the Sudbury, Concord and Assabet Rivers
If you’re interested in taking a canoe or kayak down the river, you can rent one here you can paddle to the Old North Bridge, it’s a lovely and peaceful trip past beautiful homes and some Native American history too.
Here’s a slide show of my kayaking trip down the Sudbury River to the Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, and a visit to the Minuteman National Park, and the Old Manse.
Best Restaurant – Comella’s
If you like Italian food, you must not miss eating at Comella’s off Main St. (12 Walden) – this place is tucked behind a storefront so you need to look for it (directions on the website). I recommend their “messes” which is kind of like getting all the leftovers from a great meal all lumped together, and they throw in a couple of extra ingredients. Absolutely yummy!
These are just a few recommendations. For a more complete list, visit the Concord Chamber of Commerce site.