Have you ever seen the view from the top of the Bunker Hill Monument? It's worth the climb...and it's a great way to get some exercise!
Standing 221 feet tall, the granite obelisk (tower) was built as a tribute to the memory of the Battle of Bunker Hill, the first major battle of the American Revolutionary War. It took 17 years to complete, but you can climb it in minutes.
If you aren't in shape to climb to the top right now, consider adding stairs to your daily activity. This will improve your general fitness by getting your heart-rate up and improving the muscle strength in your legs. Start out by climbing the stairs in your house or apartment building. Venture outside for more climbing options. For example, walk the staircase on Mead St. between Russell and Bunker Hill streets. Hike the trail from Medford St. up to the Ens-Doherty Playground. Trek up and down the hills of Bunker Hill St. Or tackle some short but steep hills like Cordis, Green or Auburn streets.
Before you know it, you'll be in shape to tackle the 294 steps to the best view in town! It's a great goal to work towards in 2018.
Check with your personal physician before increasing physical activity if you have any health or medical concerns.
Climbing hours are 10AM-4:30PM. Enter via the Bunker Hill Lodge. Be sure to check in with the ranger on duty.
The Bunker Hill Monument, Lodge, and Museum are National Park Service sites.
This document is not a substitute for your care team's medical advice and should not be relied upon for treatment for specific medical conditions.