We started the day with a short drive to Walden Pond in Concord which is a 102-foot deep glacial kettle-hole pond where Henry David Thoreau lived in the 1840’s. We wanted to hike the trail that rings the pond, but it was still covered in snow so we headed to the Concord town center and then towards Sudbury for lunch.
We pulled up to Longfellow’s Wayside Inn just in time to see five minutemen firing their muskets. We ate lunch in The Old Kitchen which was Henry Ford’s favorite room for entertaining guest while he owned the Inn. It was dark and cozy with the glow of a large fireplace. It is the oldest operating Inn in the country, offering comfort and hospitality to travelers along the Boston Post Road since 1716.
After lunch we made our way to the very cute town of Lexington to walk down the main road and check out the battle green before our ride home to Boston.
It was a great day! I plan to go back to Walden Pond once all of the snow melts.