Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Back to Piper Lane
Last Sunday was a warm and clear day at the park. I found myself with a little time on my hands so volunteer John and I hopped in the park station wagon to explore the Piper Lane.
Piper Lane at Antietam National Battlefield runs parallel to the Sunken Road, one quarter mile to the SOUTH (thanks for catching that HankC).
Walking the lane you get the feeling that yours are the only boots that have trod this lane in generations.
(photo courtesy John Nicholas)
Piper Lane is slated for some restoration work, which I can only assume means removing fallen branches and replacing fences, otherwise it seems pretty untouched.
The lane affords great vistas including the heights above the Sunken Road to the north...
as well as the ever-reliable observation tower.
It is a wonderful and evocative place; and it's all yours, just north of Sharpsburg.
Come see for yourself!