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 many properties are trailed. I won’t dwell on it too much, because they may update the way they present their trails online someday and then I’ll have no complaints.
Adding to my difficulties is that not all of the trailed property is in Manchester, as there are 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 best part? Some of the trails are 200 yards long. I love it.
The Preserves and Hikes:
Risley Pond & Box Mountain
MJ Williams Park
Alba Pavan Nature Preserve
Bush Hill Farm
Cheney Rail Trail
Barnwood Trail at Griswold Park on Hills Street
Lombardo Farm (Potential future trail)
Purdy Nature Trail
Spring St.- Hayden L. Griswold