Manchester’s Parks and Recreation Department has released the fall 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!
The fall series will run through Monday, November 12, 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 November dates:
Friday, November 2 – Livingston Park
AARP will be present!
Parking: Livingston parking lot near the warming hut, 156 Hooksett Road, Manchester
Start: Near the warming hut, on a paved path around the pond
Monday, November 5 – Stark Park
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.
Wednesday, November 7 – River Walk
Parking: Giorgios Restaurant 270 Granite St, Manchester
Start: Parking lot up a flight of stairs to access Rails to Trail, 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, November 9 – 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, November 12 – West Side Ice Arena
Parking: West Side Ice Arena, 1 Electric St, Manchester, below the Nazaire (Kelly Falls) Bridge.
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.
So break out those sneakers and experience your favorite morsels of Manchester this fall with a walk through the Queen City!
For more information, call the Parks, Recreation & Cemetery Division at (603) 624-6444.