WalkCT Family Ramble: Highland Park History Hike

Case Mountain Trails (Manchester, CT)
Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Families with children able to manage a strenuous hike as well as singles are welcome
Event Info: 

Come learn about the history of the Highland Park area and the Case Brothers National Historic District. Athletic hikers will enjoy this strenuous hike to the summit of Case Mountain, with a talk about the history and lore of the area. Find out more about this interesting section of Manchester, with its former paper mills, mansions, and wilderness. Plan for a 1.5-hour hike. It's okay to just come for the beginning of the event and hear about the history, if you want to skip the hike to the hilltop. For additional information on the Case Brothers National Historic District, visit here.

Co-sponsored by the Manchester Historical Society and Connecticut Forest & Park Association's WalkCT Family Ramble program. Open to all, including singles. Extreme weather cancels. No dogs, please.

Meet at the Spring Street trailhead, south of the intersection of Glen Road and Spring Street. Pre-registration is not necessary. Phone WalkCT Family Guide Susan Barlow at (860) 643-9776 with any questions.



From I-384 East, Exit 4, turn right onto Spring Street, travel past a waterfall, and over a one-lane stone bridge. The parking lot is on the left.

From I-384 West, Exit 4, turn right onto Highland Street, and then right onto Spring Street. Travel past a waterfall and over a one-lane stone bridge. The parking lot is on the left.


To prepare for a safe and enjoyable WalkCT Family Ramble:

  1. Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
  2. Bring water, snack and your excitement;
  3. Leave pets at home or other safe place;
  4. Wear sturdy shoes; and
  5. Kids, please remember to bring your caregivers.

A program of Connecticut Forest & Park Association, WalkCT Family Rambles are designed to bring families, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained WalkCT Family Guides, these engaging outings are offered at trails around the state on the last weekend of every month. Because these adventures are geared specifically for families, kids and their caregivers will delight in this outdoor quest for fun together. Babies in secured backpacks are welcome.