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Railroads Ramble

Sunday, March 15, 2020 - 1:00pm - 3:15pm
Cheney Railroad
2 Main Street
Manchester, Connecticut 06042
Event Type: 
Walks & Talks
All are welcome
Event Description: 

History hike with 2 options (shorter or longer)! Hikers will have an easy, fairly flat, moderately paced walk along the former railroad, built in 1869 to connect the Cheney silk mills to the main rail line in the North End. At 2.5 miles, it was the shortest freight-and-passenger railroad in the United States.

Options: hike to the bridge overlooking Center Springs Park and Bigelow Brook, OR walk all the way to the South End -- 3 or 5 miles round trip.

Participants will hear about the history of the railroad and see maps and old pictures. A special favor will be given to children who attend the hike. No dogs, please.


Parking Information: 
Meet and park at the North End of Main Street in Manchester, in the parking lot of the strip mall on the north (right) side of it
Inclement Weather: 
Rain or shine; extreme weather cancels.
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP recommended
For Questions, Contact: 
Susan Barlow

Sponsored by the Manchester Land Conservation Trust, which owns the northern portion of the trail www.manchesterlandtrust.org