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Arlington (Massachusetts)

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Arlington (Massachusetts)

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Arlington [1] is a town in Massachusetts.

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The Minuteman Bikeway is a well-used bicycle and pedestrian path built on a former railroad track. It connects Bedford and Lexington to the west, runs through Arlington Heights, crosses Massachusetts Avenue at Arlington Center, and leads to Alewife Station on the MBTA, making it very popular with commuters.

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A statue in Arlington Center commemorates Arlington as the birthplace of Samuel Wilson, better known as "Uncle Sam".

  • The Jason Russell House. The Jason Russell House located in the Arlington Center Historic District, is the site of battle on the first day of the American Revolutionary War (The Battles of Lexington and Concord). In 1923, it was restored by the Arlington Historical Society, and is now open to public as a museum from April through September. There are bullet holes and other traces of the bloodiest fight of the battles. The house is two-stories high, and the first floor is handicapped accessible. The Spy Pond is located near Arlington Center, and it is easy to access since a section of the Minuteman Bikeway runs along it. In the winter, you can enjoy a walk on the pond when the ice forms, and if the ice gets thick and big enough, you can walk to Elizabeth Island, located in the center of the pond. In the late 1950s, a fisherman found a mastodon tusk in the pond, which is now displayed in the Jason Russell House mentioned above.  edit

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Spy pond lies directly off the Minuteman bike path, less than half a mile from Arlington center. Spy pond park has a children's playground, benches and several grassy areas to relax and enjoy a view of the lake from.

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  • Hawthorne Suites, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, Phone: +1 781 643-7258, Fax: +1 781 643-7298, [2].

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Routes through Arlington
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