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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

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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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