Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the spring dates for 2018’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!

This spring series will run from Monday, April 16 through Friday, June 22, 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:

Friday, June 1 – Stark Park
AARP will be present!
Parking: Inside Stark Park near Gazebo (not on the grass)
Start:  River Road heading north towards SNHU, mostly on sidewalks, but this trail is one big hill

Monday, June 4 – Comcast
Parking: Street parking on Brickett Road, Manchester, off of Island Pond Road
Start: Parking lot. Only some of the walk has mostly level sidewalks with low traffic volume

Wednesday, June 6 – Riverwalk
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.

Friday, June 8 – Pine Grove Cemetery
Parking:  Our Lady of Cedars Church Parking Lot, 140 Mitchell Street, Manchester. Park away from the building at the outer edge of the lot
Start:  Parking Lot for a short distance on a sidewalk to the entrance of the cemetery

Monday, June 11 – Memorial High School
Parking and Start: Clem Lemire Field

Wednesday, June 13 – 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

Friday, June 15 – Lake Massabesic
Parking:  Lake parking lot, 16 Londonderry Turnpike, Auburn
Start:  From parking lot east onto Rockingham Recreational Trail on a wooded, flat trail.

Monday, June 18 – 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

Wednesday, June 20 – 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

Friday, June 22 – West Side 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 your favorite morsels of Manchester this spring with a walk through the Queen City!