– Just 22 miles north west of the bustling city of Boston, Massachusetts sits the quaint New England town of Concord. Known as the birthplace of the American Revolution, Concord is also home to many of American literature’s finest writers, such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Louisa May Alcott (all of whom happen to be buried next to each other on Poet’s Ridge in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.) Concord’s rolling hills, picturesque farms, flowing rivers, and idyllic ponds have inspired poets and revolutionaries for generations. These same qualities, along with its beautifully maintained trails make Concord a trail runner’s paradise.