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>September 16, 2005
>Contact: Elsa Gilbertson, Regional Historic Site Administrator
>802-759-2412,
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>ANNUAL MOUNT ZION HIKE & RURAL RAMBLE
>IN HUBBARDTON
>
>HUBBARDTON, Vt. - Two guided hikes are being offered in early October at
>the Hubbardton Battlefield to enjoy the glories of autumn in Vermont.
>The eighth annual hike up craggy Mount Zion in Hubbardton will take
>place on Sunday, October 2, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m.  The trek offers a
>winning combination of Vermont history and breathtaking mountain views.
>Historic site interpreter Carl Fuller will discuss important points of
>the Revolutionary War Battle of Hubbardton, the role Mount Zion played
>in the battle, and what you can see from the summit.   On Sunday,
>October 9th, at 2:00 p.m., Fuller will lead a rural ramble around the
>battlefield.
>
>The Mount Zion hike is an easy to moderate climb and will follow a trail
>developed by owner Kit Davidson.  Mount Zion offers spectacular views of
>the Taconics and lower Green Mountain range and is the only vantage
>point from which the entire battlefield can be seen.  The rural ramble
>is also easy to moderate.  For both hikes attendees should meet at the
>Visitor Center.  Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes or boots, and
>bring water.  Admission is $2.00 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
>the only Revolutionary War battle fought in Vermont.  It 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 Wednesday through Sunday, 9:30 to 5:00 p.m., and on
>Columbus Day, October 10, the last day of the season.
>
>For more information about the Battlefield or the hikes, call (802)
>273-2282 or visit www.HistoricVermont.org
><http://www.historicvermont.org/> /sites.   For more information about
>all the state-owned sites contact John Dumville at (802) 828-3051.
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>
>
>John P. Dumville
>Historic Sites Operations Chief
>Vermont Division for Historic Preservation
>National Life Building, Drawer 20
>Montpelier, Vermont  05620-0501
>
>E-Mail: [log in to unmask]
>Telephone: (802) 828-3051
>
>Visit our Web Site to learn more about the State-Owned Historic Sites:
>www.HistoricVermont.org
>
>The State-Owned Historic Sites are where history happened.

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