Planning your trip to Massachusetts' Thoreau country

 
LA Times | Travel
 

THE BEST WAY TO THOREAU COUNTRY From LAX, American, JetBlue (beginning Wednesday), United and Virgin America fly nonstop to Boston. US Airways and Delta offer direct flights (stop, no change of plane), and American, Delta, United and US Airways offer connecting flights (change of plane). Res...


By Susannah Rosenblatt // 06.12.09
 

THE BEST WAY TO THOREAU COUNTRY

From LAX, American, JetBlue (beginning Wednesday), United and Virgin America fly nonstop to Boston. US Airways and Delta offer direct flights (stop, no change of plane), and American, Delta, United and US Airways offer connecting flights (change of plane). Restricted round-trip fares begin at $348.

WHERE TO STAY

Concord's Colonial Inn; 48 Monument Square, Concord, Mass.; (800) 370-9200; www.concordscolonialinn.com.

WHAT TO DO

Walden Pond State Reservation; 915 Walden St., Concord; (978) 369-3254; www.mass.gov/dcr/parks/; open daily; $5 parking fee.

The Old Manse; 269 Monument St., Concord; (978) 369-3909; www.thetrustees.org/pages/346_old_manse.cfm; open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and holidays; tours $8 for adults, $7 for students and seniors, $5 for children ages 6 to 12; children under 6 free.

Concord Museum; 200 Lexington Road, Concord; (978) 369-9763; www.concordmuseum.org; open daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; $10 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, $5 for kids.

Orchard House, Louisa May Alcott's home; 399 Lexington Road, Concord; (978) 369-4118; www.louisamay; open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sundays; $9 for adults, $8 for seniors and students, $5 for children ages 6 to 17.

South Bridge Boat House, canoe and kayak rental; 496 Main St., Concord; (978) 369-9438; www.canoeconcord.com; rentals start at $13.50 an hour.

TO LEARN MORE

Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism, www.massvacation.com.