Concord is the quintessential New England small town with a vibrant downtown and views like a Currier and Ives print everywhere you look. One of the cradles of American history, Concord has been in the spotlight since the famous Revolutionary War battle that bears its name. Great writers like Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorne all called Concord home, and their homes are all still here and open to the public as museums—that is except Thoreau's. But you can see a replica of the one-room cabin he lived in while writing Walden next to beautiful Walden Pond, which is now a state park.
Just 20 miles northwest of Boston, Concord offers an easy in-town commute by road and rail, but also features its own range of restaurants, theatre, museums and shopping without having to leave this beautiful town. A Word About West Concord West Concord, which is about 3 miles west of Concord center has no outstanding natural or historic sites or monuments, which is what makes it nice, according to Tom Brosnahan of New England Travel Planner. "it's "Concord-as-real-life," Brosnahan explains, "with pleasant family neighborhoods, a compact commercial district, a number of good restaurants, light meal stops, bakeries, specialty food shops, and a different mood from that of the lofty historical and literary significance of Concord center." West Concord has also become a center for a growing wholistic health and wellness community with offerings in wholistic nutrition, yoga, acupuncture, massage, hypnotherapy and more. With Debra's Natural Gourmet at it's heart… West Concord also has Concord's other Commuter Rail train station. The train ride between West Concord station and Concord Center depot takes six minutes.
Updated: 14th October, 2019 8:33 PM.