This trail will allow you to enjoy the charming village of Concord, its beautiful natural surroundings, and the rich literary heritage of the area. You will learn about Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott and other notable authors, as well as their homes, workspaces, and burial grounds. Then, finish your tour by indulging your own love of reading with a visit to the Concord Public Library and some of the local bookshops.
Please note that these sites are scattered throughout Concord and require automobile transportation. However, some sites are close enough to park once and walk from one to the other. You can plan your tour utilizing the trail map.