Historic Trails of the USA: Where to Travel This Summer

The National Historic Oregon Trail Center in Baker City, Oregon
The National Historic Oregon Trail Center in Baker City, Oregon. Image by John-Luc Metz, Bureau of Land Management Oregon and Washington via Wikipedia

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the footsteps of America’s pioneers, revolutionaries, or even its first inhabitants? This summer, why not turn that curiosity into an adventure? Pack your hiking boots and a sense of history, and let’s hit some of the USA’s most historic trails. 

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail was one of the key arteries of westward migration in the United States during the 19th century. This route was traversed by hundreds of thousands of settlers. Miners and families sought new opportunities in the vast territories of the West. Visit the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center in Baker City, Oregon, to start your journey with insights into the life of early travelers. 

The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile route that leads you through 16 historically significant sites in Boston. It gives a rich narrative of the American Revolution and the courageous individuals who shaped the nation’s early days. The trail includes historic sites such as the Boston Common, the Old North Church, Paul Revere’s House, and the Bunker Hill Monument.

The Trail of Tears

The Trail of Tears commemorates the forced relocation of Native American nations following the Indian Removal Act of 1830. This somber journey reflects a pivotal and painful chapter in American history, where thousands of Native Americans suffered hardships and displacement.