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Walk for your Health in June

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Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2019’s “Walk for your Health” program.  This walking group is open to people of all ages who want to get out in the fresh air, exercise and meet new friends!  The spring series runs from Monday, April 15 – Friday, June 21, with walks taking place on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 9:00 am at a variety of locations.

AARP will be present at the first walk of each month, handing out treats and providing information on local programs and events!  Here are more details on the June dates:

Monday, June 3 – Livingston Park
AARP will be present!
Parking:  Livingston parking lot near the warming hut, 156 Hooksett Road in Manchester
Start:  Near the warming hut, on a paved path around the pond.

Wednesday, June 5 – West Side Ice Arena
Parking: West Side Ice Arena, 1 Electric St, Manchester
Start: In parking lot on partly paved and flat course with great views along the river

Friday, June 7 – River Walk
Parking:  Parking lot directly across from Second St. Laundromat
Start:  Parking lot up a flight of stairs to access Rails to Trails, which is paved with some small hills.  The trail will end and the walk will continue on the streets for a short distance in a quiet neighborhood.

Monday, June 10 – Brookside Church
Parking:  On-street parking in front of Brookside Church (cannot use their parking lot)
Start:  2013 Elm Street in Manchester.  The walk will use sidewalks until you reach Stark Park, where the trail is mostly even with some inclines within the park.

Wednesday, June 12 – Massabesic Ball Park
Parking:  The ballpark parking lot, Londonderry Turnpike, across the street from the lake
Start:  From the parking lot onto Rockingham Recreational Trail on a wooded trail, flat and partly paved.

Friday, June 14 – Cullerot Park
Parking:  West Little League parking lot, 430 Youville St, Manchester
Start: From parking lot on side streets, mostly with sidewalks, to Mount Calvary Cemetery

Monday, June 17 – Manchester/Goffstown
Parking: West Side Ice Arena, 1 Electric St, Manchester
Start: In parking lot on partly paved and flat course with great views along the river

Wednesday, June 19 – Lake Massabesic
Parking:  Lake parking lot, 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Auburn
Start:  From parking lot east onto Rockingham Recreational Trail on a wooded, flat trail.

Friday, June 21 – West Side Ice Arena
Parking: West Side Ice Arena, 1 Electric St, Manchester
Start: In parking lot on partly paved and flat course with great views along the river

Participants are welcome to walk as far as their comfort level takes them.  But don’t forget to fill out your mile sheet weekly, because every mile walked enters one raffle ticket into the end of year raffle drawings!

Remember to wear firm, comfortable footwear and loose clothing.  There will be a one-time $3.00 registration fee to help defray some of the program expenses.  In case of inclement weather, walks will be held at the Mall of New Hampshire.

If you get hooked in the spring, a fall session will run from September through November!  For more information, call the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division at (603) 624-6444.

So break out those sneakers and experience Manchester this spring with a walk through the Queen City!

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