Know Before You Go
The monument is close enough to the town of Bedford that it's a short drive, but remote enough that you're more likely to run into a porcupine than another person if you visit (as cute as they may look, it's best not to try to snuggle with them). The remote location and the drive down a long, (barely) two-lane dirt road makes the trip every bit as spooky as it is heartbreaking or more.
Don't expect the road to be passable in the winter, but it's a particularly pretty drive in the late fall when the leaves are falling and the forest is full of color. Be prepared for a little bit of mud when it's been rainy, also.