The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site in Hubbardton is set to host an astronomy night on October 6th, and their annual Mount Zion Hike on October 7th.
On Saturday, October 6, sky conditions permitting, the Green Mountain Astronomers are offering their last night sky program of the year. They will be on hand from 5:30 to 10 pm to share their telescopes and knowledge. Enjoy the autumn colors, the sun and the sliver of the moon before they set and then the wonders of deep space. Bring a flashlight, and blanket if you like. Call (802) 273-2282 to confirm program is on. Admission by donation.
Sunday, October 7 is the 21st annual Mount Zion Hike. Hikers will join battlefield interpreters and historians for a guided walk up craggy Mount Zion. Meet at the Hubbardton Battlefield museum by 1:30 pm. After a brief orientation, attendees will drive over to the start of the hike, at the Taconic Mountains Ramble State Park. The top of Mount Zion has some of the best views of the entire battlefield. The hike is easy to moderate, and will go at an easy pace. The fee is $3 for adults and free for children under 15 and includes visiting the museum and battlefield.
The Mount Zion hike follows a trail developed by long-time land owner, the late Kit Davidson. From Mount Zion there are sweeping views of the Taconic Mountains, lower Green Mountain range, and Adirondacks.
The Hubbardton Battlefield State Historic Site preserves the location of the only Revolutionary War battle in Vermont. 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. For more information, call (802) 273-2282.
For information about the Vermont State-Owned Historic Sites, click here.
Photo of Hubbardton Battlefield courtesy Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.