Manchester Land Conservation Trust
Manchester, East Hartford, Bolton, Vernon, Andover, Glastonbury
Shout out to the MLCT! These guys really made me work to find which of their properties are trailed. I won’t harp on it too much, because they may update the way they present their trails online and that would make my lament obsolete.
In the spring of 1972 the Land Trust came into existence as a tax-exempt community organization to: “Engage in and otherwise promote for the benefit of the general public, the preservation and conservation of natural resources of the Town of Manchester, including water resources, swamps, woodland, and open spaces, and the plant and animal life therein, and unique scenic, natural sites and historic sites…and to use all property held or controlled…for the benefit of all the inhabitants of the Town of Manchester and exclusively for the conservational, recreational, educational, scientific and historic purposes….”
Most of the trailed property is in Manchester, with a few forays into Glastonbury, Vernon, and Bolton. I’ve done far too much research into which of the MCLT properties are “hikeable” and my list below is the result.
The Preserves and Hikes:
If linked, I’ve hiked it.
Barlow Park, May 2017
Buckland Pond, January 2017
Bush Hill Farm, January 2017
Cheney Rail Trail, December 2016
Fairway Park, January 2017
MJ Williams Park (East Hartford)
Pleasant/Stickney Hill (Vernon), May 2017
Purdy Nature Trail, December 2016
Risley Pond (Vernon & Bolton), February 2009
Salters Pond, January 2017
Spring St.- Hayden L. Griswold, November 2016